Monday, September 28, 2009

Brita Climate Ride 2009 - Day 3 (Valley Forge, PA to the Susquehanna River, PA)

Day 3 (69 miles): Today we’ll wind through Pennsylvania hill country into Lancaster County, famed for its epic cycling. Our day begins with rolling hills through French Creek State Park and a visit to St. Peters, a riverside hamlet composed of quaint homes and imposing granite boulders. After passing through a few more Pennsylvania towns we turn to the south and enter quintessential Amish country. Here you’ll share the road with horses and buggies. Silos and small farms dot the hillsides and valleys, and small Amish towns serve up ice cream and plenty of charm to visitors. Soon our route enters the rolling hills that flank the mighty Susquehanna River. Tonight we camp at a traditional Mennonite summer camp tucked in the trees.

There is no day quite like Day 3 on Climate Ride. It is probably the most beautiful countryside you'll see in the Northeast and possibly in the country. With rolling hills, Amish farms and plenty of buggies barreling by over 20mph, if you don't like today, you don't like life. I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking for today.

Day 3 encouraged all riders who commute to work to ride in their "work" clothes. I think Josh was the winner by a mile. This shot was the one and only shot I got off...and it was complete luck. Both groups separated only 50 ft. later. Favorite part: the cow is actually looking at me. Again, right time, right place. :-) Not long after a beautiful day of hills and countryside, mother nature was back to say hello. "What rain?" Ah, the creamery! Such good ice cream. For more photos, check out: KIP PIERSON PHOTOGRAPHY Become a FAN of Kip Pierson Photography on Facebook: CLICK TO BE A FAN!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh... the black and white images are FANTASTIC Kip. Some of your best yet. I think you really out did yourself this year.
    Amazing work!!!