June 11, 2011
Dublin was celebrating the 120th anniversary of the establishment of the original Dr. Pepper bottling plant. Usually, we stop in Dublin to have a Dr. Pepper float and pick up one or more cases of original Dr. Pepper when we do the Melon Patch ride at De Leon. So we had never ridden the Tour de Pepper and never knew what we had been missing.
Edie of Elicit Substance and I have occasionally discussed preparation for the Hotter'n Hell Hundred in August. Now, Edie is from Massachusetts so the climate, terrain, and conditions are quite different from Texas. So I will give her another Texas training tip.
Dr. Pepper, take note. I think this photo would be a great poster for next year.
I will end the ride write up with this banner. If I by chance forget what weekend the next ride will be held, all I have to do is go to this write up to refresh my memory (memories).