You'll occasionally see references on our Raleigh brevets to the UFO. At Lynn's request, I stopped yesterday on our 300K for a close-up. Here ya go. It seems as if these aliens have poked around in a yard sale or two.
Here's another UFO I saw yesterday. I had a hard time getting a good shot, as it was really moving, but it appeared to be friendly.
A couple other pieces of yard art along the way. You'll have to look closely to see this one, as I shot it on the fly...
This cow is one of my favorites. The owners smiled and waved when they saw me stop for a photo op.
Here's Fearless Leader Al, as in take me to your leader...
Here's some of the line-up at the start. There were 39 riders, a record, according to Al, for a 300K. We had one rider from Michigan and several from Virginia and South Carolina. Why such big numbers for this year's rides (about 50 on the 200K)? I'm guessing everyone has PBP in their headlights.
Thanks to all for a great day on the bikes, and especially to those riders for whom the 300K marked their longest-ever ride.