Thanks to Bob O’Neal for this ride report and all of the photos.
Because of rain on Saturday, Oct. 28, the ride was rescheduled to Wednesday, Nov. 1. As a result of the mid week date, the original 8 teams scheduled were reduced to 3 teams. The participating riders, Bob & Kay O’Neal, Steve & Eva Bullard & Eric & Cheryl Mowris had a cool start but a fun ride.
The route was hilly as promised with the Garmin showing almost 2400 feet of climbing in the 32 mile route. The Monastery was an ideal destination and turnaround point.
The grounds are very peaceful, the bonsai is noteworthy and the chapel certainly worth a visit. We didn’t even take time to tour the visitor’s center and museum.
The food at Arizona’s was excellent and nicely presented as shown in the pictures.
The only complaint was nobody had room for any ice cream!
Our next ride is in Rome on Sunday, November 19th. Mark your calendars. Details will be released soon.