After watching the Mont Ventoux stage of the Tour de France, I decided to get out and ride myself. Wow, what a stage! Lance can still ride with the best! What a great ending to the Tour!
I was so jazzed up after watching the stage that I headed up to the Spencerville covered bridge across the St. Joe River. It was built 10 years before the house we live in was built.
Halfway across is a window.
The bridge was built with native timber, which is still all here.
On the way back home, I crossed the Van Zile bridge over the St. Joe River.
This is my favorite bridge around.
I climbed a hill on my way home - it rises 200 feet over 1 mile - a 1% slope. Mont Ventoux averages 7.6% for 13 miles. Those TdeF racers are amazing!