Thumbs up for a long weekend in the Classic City with Mitzi and John. Despite the heat, we visited many of our favorite haunts as well as some new places destined to be favorites.
It was a two-bike weekend which started out on the gravel roads near Rutledge.
Our ride is 28 miles of rural roads, most unpaved. We do some climbing and we are rewarded with a stunning field of sunflowers for our rest stop.
We put the gravel bikes back in the vans, lunched at Yesterday’s and headed to Athens. On Friday we debuted our new jerseys and socks – and I think we looked pretty spiffy, which of course made us ride better!
Weaver D’s is an Athens legend because REM named an album after their slogan.
Although it is fine country cooking, it’s located just down the hill from bustling downtown Athens. The fried chicken is excellent.
There is nothing like a cold glass of good beer after a long day in the sun.
On Saturday morning we are back on the road, riding for ice cream!
After dinner we go to the newest hot spot in the city. The HYBAR is atop the Hyatt Place. It has great views of the city and lots of youthful people snapping selfies.
One more ride on Sunday wrapped up the weekend fun.
Did I mention it was hot? We started early and tried to stay hydrated. We rode, we ate, we shopped – Life is good!
Next up: off-roading in south Georgia, where everyone is hoping to get “filthy dirty”.
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