Anyway... I let Hubby map-out the route and lead for a change. A nice change, I should say. Sometimes it's nice just to follow without having to expend much mental energy on wayfinding.
I had the helmet cam rolling the entire time. Excluding stops, which were few. I have a Tachyon helmet cam. It works okay. It'll work even better once I get the position properly adjusted (someone forgot to mark the position on the helmet last year...). Except for the fact that there's no rhyme or reason that I have figured out to the order in which it stores images. So you end up with thousands of images all out of order when you are done. I think I need to invest in a different set-up. Time to go back re-read Bobskoot's camera and mounting posts! :-)
Helmet cams are cool, but you end up with literally thousands of images that pretty much look the same. It takes forever to scroll through them all. I did pick a few to share, so you can see a bit more of the countryside, but the images I shot with my point-and-shoot camera when we stopped for lunch are far more interesting.
Like this one...
We were in Culpeper, Virginia, which is about 20 miles or so south of Warrenton. I believe this strange blue woman was in front of a chocolate shop.
I found it interesting that the main shopping drag in "downtown" Culpeper looks a lot like a western town. I thought so, anyway.
We had a very mediocre lunch at The Smokehouse, which is next to the train station in Culpeper. The building looked cool from the outside. And the inside was okay. But the food was just so-so. Like Hubby said, any restaurant that serves previously frozen crinkle-cut fries can't be good. Really. Are real potatoes that difficult to work with?
I think that old hardware store is a restaurant. Or maybe a general store with a cafe. We didn't look very closely.
The old church was cute, too. But there was no good camera angle that let you see beyond the trees.
Since it was a nice day, there were lots of other bikes out and about.
We stayed in the foothills for most of the day. Hubby didn't enjoy the roads all that much, but I did. It was a pretty ride. It's true that there weren't a lot of elevation changes or challenging twisties. But it was lovely nonetheless as you can see from the images I have posted below.
I'm still loving Virginia.
A day on the bike in nice weather, mountain roads or not, is still a good day, right?