This coming Friday is the annual Friday Before Mother's Day Ride beginning at the trail head in Valparaiso, Nebraska and riding to Loma and back. This is the 13th year for the ride and the Big Fat Lying Weatherman has said there is only a slight chance for rain. Do we believe him?
A few things for you Distance Derby riders who plan to be at the ride. It is tradition that there be 10 horseshoes planted along the trail. If you find one (limit one per person please), claim it for a small prize after the ride.
This year, two of the horseshoes will not be in plain site. Why? Because I want them found by Derby riders. Late Thursday night, tune into this website and I will show you the coordinates via the GPS of where they are hidden. Go to that spot and find your horseshoe. To claim your prize, you have to tell me where you found it (landmarks, etc).
Secondly, I'd like to have a Distance Derby group picture in front of the church in Loma at around noon. Just meet in front and we will get as many of the riders who are there at the time. I know its impossible to coordinate everyone, but we'll give it our best shot.
For those of you who are not natives to the area or perhaps are but might not recall, Loma is the home to the Patrick Swayze movie, "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar." on the side of the "hardware" building, you can still see the muriel that says "Welcome to Snyderville" which was the name of the fictional town. Snap a picture of it while its still there; it is fading fast. And a little Derby trivia: Tanya of Team 31 - Cinc, was an extra in that movie.
Everyone have a good week and hope to see you in Loma!