Last Saturday Brian participated in the Good Hope Classic - an untimed bike race raising money for a local cancer foundation. The foundation helps cancer patients financially. See more about the race here.
Brian did the 30 mile option. He's awesome. He finished in 2 hours and 15 minutes!! I should have participated, but I was quite intimidated by the idea of a "race." I went along as a spectator just to check everything out. Turns out it was very relaxed and casual. I totally should have ridden! Instead, I froze my butt off! It was in the low 40s that morning.
The race headquarters was at a beautiful farm in Monroe, GA called Fairweather Farms. We have actually attended a number of weddings there. We arrived early to a beautiful sunrise and got to see the 100 mile racers head out.
Brian rode through two small towns: Good Hope and Monroe with a SAG (Supplies and Gear) stop in Good Hope.
While Brian was out riding, I walked the farm with my in-laws. It was a nice 1+ mile "hike" from the bike race area back to a lake and fellowship hall (where the weddings were). The walking kept me warm! And it was good time to catch up with Frances and Mike.
We enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the Arnold's after the race, complete with a delicious lunch, cigar for the gentlemen, and a nap in the sunshine for Amber.