Danny A, took receipt of a new Trek with all the fancy components but alas, the bike arrived missing a couple of bolts so we'll have to wait until next Thursday to see the new machine.
Paul Stock with helmet cam. We suspected he was recording our mindless comments prior to the ride and intends to use it against us at a future date. John on the right, who put the hammer down on the return via Jug, David Smith who did the same on the left and Mark Rossi.
Shannon made his return as the uber ride leader but following a tri event last weekend, he suffered from dehydration and the docs had not yet cleared him to ride. Around 35 people came out for the ride, kind of light but given the blob on radar rapidly approaching, it made sense that some did not show.
I went on a longish trail run yesterday and surprised at how sore my weak legs were so hoped to find an easier pace with the B group. OK, also did not want to go out with the A group and get blown out the back at the farthest point from the parking lot again. OK, I'm riding in Warm Springs, VA on Saturday and hoped to not have to push it too much tonight. Here, Poobah leads out a group of around 20 from the parking lot.
The first half of the ride was the easy pace I desired and pretty much everyone stayed with the group, as we rode through some light rain. Arriving outside Alexandria, we turned into a head wind and headed back via Jug. Suddenly, the pace quickened and soon after we had picked up Crazy George from the A group, he dropped out of the B group too. Maybe 5 of us survived to the top of Jug but there was some regrouping and we became largely whole again and arrived back in the parking lot with 29 miles, a 21.3 avg and darkness enveloping the parking lot. As I drove out, the A group was riding towards the New Albany sign, thus making it back late in the dusk.
Have fun at KCBC and I've got an assistant ready to file the ride report while I ride around the mountains of VA.
Hmmmm, not sure why the image is so small but the A route is 38 miles, which may be a little long, 30 miles for the B route. Next to last ride of the season so that sucks.