By Ben Nitkin on June 12, 2015 at 2:18 Helen wearing her ceremonial hat. Chalked birthday wishes from some earlier set of riders. Stopping by the woods on a sunny morning. We headed off-road for a while onto gravel. I'm not a huge fan of Pavement Ends signs: gravel is slow to go over and bumpy. Fewer cars, though. Late in the day we came past this pipe factory. They had yards full of these culvert pipes. The church in Athens was all set up for us. They had a bike and build poster out, and arranged for a potluck dinner and a very lively bluegrass concert. Helen turned 22 today. We're getting old. The group bought a birthday hat to commemorate the occasion and plan to pass the hat around for those with summer birthdays.