Snapshot Saturday: Femme Fondo


Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, where have you been all my life? Today was my first trip to this little slice of Heaven located about 45 minutes from my home.

A group of friends and I rode the Femme Fondo, a women’s bike ride produced by Gran Fondo bike shop co-owner Vida Greer. Riders had a choice of 12, 32 and 60 mile rides. My group chose the 12 mile. It was a beautiful pre-autumn day and we had a blast. We rode at a leisurely pace and when a hill or two was a bit much, we walked.

A festive start area.

A festive start area.

A rider adds some panache to her helmet.

A rider adds some panache to her helmet.

Mooo

Mooo

My knight in shining armor. I dropped my chain. Argh. A member of the Gran Fondo team repaired my middle ring at mile 3.5. My chain stayed in place the rest of the ride.

My knight in shining armor. I dropped my chain. Argh. A member of the Gran Fondo team repaired my middle ring at mile 3.5. My chain stayed in place the rest of the ride.

Country beauty.

Country beauty.

Goats!

Goats!

More country beauty.

More country beauty.

Reminds me of a James Taylor song.

Reminds me of a James Taylor song.

I ran out of water at this point. Shame on me. Cashless, my friend Delores bought me a water here and it was indeed "a big lift."

I ran out of water at this point. Shame on me. Cashless, my friend Delores bought me a water here and it was indeed “a big lift.”

We had such a great time today. I’ve added this event to my “must do every year” list.

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2 Responses to Snapshot Saturday: Femme Fondo

  1. Cathy Laws says:

    Glad to have stumbled across your post! I am from Murfreesboro, not all too familiar with Franklin and certainly never heard of Leiper’s Fork either. However, we have Cannonsburgh Village located in Murfreesboro which seems to be a sizable comparison to Leiper’s and Franklin. I would love to try that bike ride next year though! Looks very pretty

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