We've developed a few fun traditions in the six years since we first hatched the idea of an all ladies weekend ride to Corvallis. One is to stop and pose for pictures in front of the KEEP OUT tunnel. One day maybe we'll peek inside.
Another is to stop and share a bottle of champagne, which used to be stashed in a secret location, but this year, Head Beaver Linda actually toted it out for us in her top tube bag.
We enjoy long leisurely rest stops at our regroup points. Getting lost isn't deliberate, but seems to happen every year.
We've agreed on a new tradition of allowing me to select a different brew pub for Saturday lunch every year, triggered by learning that the ten miles from Gilgamesh Brew House to River Road is pretty hilly and narrow and curvy.
Until next year, "Lightly loaded ladies on your left"!