What good fortune! I pull into a parking spot, Kristie does too, next to mine. She hops out of her car, opens the trunk and.....I am the proud recipient of one of 18 loaves of bread. Let me tell ya, it is bakery quality good and won't last long around my house.
Kirby on the left, Mike Weber, Don and Chris I, all happy to be out here on a beautiful Saturday morning and...wait.....what's this......
....Geoff from Veloscience pulls in too! Buzz C on the left.
Don gathers us together to describe what he expects from us. Some refer to him as a great leader but I know him as the "Great Leader" because while he may not be separated at birth from......
....Kim Jung=un, clearly they share some DNA, so similar in the facial features and leadership ability. Kim Don-un, our ride leader for today.
We head east with a tail wind. Turning left on Hardscrabble Road, Marty and Ron set a pace that few of us could match, thus violating one of Don's rules of the road. On Battee Road, I admonished them, sternly, They claim they were simply riding easy and chatting the entire time. Isn't that always the excuse? At mile 36 we entered.....
....Centerburg and paused to refuel. All 21 of us had hung together, for the most part, thus far and enjoyed the break.
Kristie pointed out she was wearing unicorn socks so of course, that, coupled with the ruby slippers, requires an image. Kristie was the only woman on the ride and wished others had joined. We fought a combination of head wind and cross wind on the return but it was worth it because....
....at the end, we had bread and cookies to share. Finished with 63 miles and a 19.1 average.