03/21/11 Berkeley Springs

Berkeley Springs WV
247 miles
5 bikes

Yesterday we did our longest ride of the year so far, and put the weekend mileage total to almost 450. I’m still amazed at how comfortable the new bike is. I’m having some issues getting knocked around by the wind but otherwise felt fine after what was essentially an eight hour day!

We ended up having lunch at Panorama at the Peak in Berkeley Springs. This wasn’t the original plan but no complaints from me; this place ranks high on my list of favorite restaurants. Their food is organic and from local farms, which means that the menu changes seasonally giving good reason for a return visit!

I love French onion soup. We’ve eaten at Panorama a number of times but yesterday was the first time I tried their version and it was fantastic.

The disappointment of the ride for me was when I discovered that yes, I did bring the camera but forgot to take the battery off the charger. A very interesting part of the ride was crossing the Oldtown Low-Water Toll Bridge and I really would’ve liked some shots of that. Again another excuse to go back 😉

I’m sharing a few pictures from last year. The first is obviously the restaurant, the following three are the view from the parking lot which were taken over a five month span. Quite a difference in color!