On March 7th, we had the first in a series of Muscle Powered sponsored rides. Riders met up at Bowers Mansion, and then headed south for a couple loops around Franktown Road. It turned out to be a beautiful morning, a landscape in seasonal transition. Fresh wintry snow in the mountains provided the backdrop for the spring meadows of Washoe Valley. Horses munched lazily on the new green shoots. A fresh hatch of midges rode with us coming back along Old 395. Anglers lined the edge of the pond at Wilson Commons Park. The world is waking up from winter.
This was the first ride of the year for some of the riders. The Franktown loop is the perfect ride for waking up the winter legs with its gentle rolling terrain. Traffic was extremely light and allowed for relaxed riding and socializing. A perfect day out!
Although not on the calendar yet, ride leader Vickie Pritchett plans to have another ride this coming weekend (March 13th-14th). Time to get that bike out! Stay tuned for full details.