Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chocolate Chase

Who doesn't love chocolate? OK, of course not everyone does, but when I found out there was a charity bike ride with chocolate involved I signed up myself and Tim for a morning of exercise and chocolate! Today was the Chocolate Chase, sponsored by TREK, and a fundraiser for Team Survivor Madison, an organization dedicated to providing exercise, education and recreational activities for women who have or have had cancer. It was for us a fairly reasonable distance, 20 miles, but they didn't tell us how many hills there would be. I had actually said to Tim, "I hope there are some hills so we can get some practice for next week's ride, Bike the Barns", which will be very hilly. Well, be careful what you wish for. Good thing at the start, at every rest stop and at the finish they gave us chocolate, or I might not have kept climbing those hills. It was a very well organized ride, with a good route, great road directions, maps, loads of volunteers and sag wagons in case something went wrong. Along the way we saw some interesting countryside west of Madison and rode past some very large homes, where we couldn't help but wonder...what do all these people do for a living that they own such big homes??? In any case at one point we came across this barn, and I had to stop and take a picture because it was such a cool building. I must be looking forward to photographing the barns next week. In the meanwhile I brought home some extra chocolate to enjoy while we watch the Badger game tonight :)

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