Rest stop at the Amish Schoolhouse
Ride leader: Steve Palincsar
Members: Patricia Sanders, Ron Altemus, Janell Saunders, David Scull
Weather: Clear, sunny skies, 40 at the start (but felt more like the high 30s) rising to 50 (that felt more like the high 40s) and windy. DarkSky says the wind was no more than 6-7 mph but it felt more. It might have been the first day of meteorological spring, but it felt like a winter ride with warm sun and chilly wind.
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32015614 33 mi, 1053' elevation gain
Mishaps & mechanicals: none
Woodburn Hill sure does have eagles. Lots and lots of eagles. More than 25. A whole tree line with eagles, and eagles flying around overhead too.
Country Road With Eagle
Tree Line With Eagles
And horses everywhere. And cows, goats and sheep. A few Amish buggies were seen as well. But no chickens, of course: they even have a big sign attesting to that fact.
Gilbert Run Park was supposed to have been open today. It was, but only barely: past the entrance a gate was down across the road to the Lakeside Pavilion, so our second rest stop was at the Brookside Pavilion instead. The rest rooms weren't open, although there was a portolet. To make up for the lost mileage up to the Lake, Ron and I rode up to the north end of the Three Notch Trail before returning to Northern Senior Center.