Mitchell's new bike made its debut tonight and would require a good cleaning after our ride.
Lot of kids walking through the parking lot on their way to the Heit Center for a Halloween themed event.
A line of showers moved through the area around 4:30pm and behind it was a bank of thick, dark clouds. Tim, Mitchell and Scott, with a light are ready to go. Only had about 16-18 come out and we decided rather than send out one group and sort things on the road we....
….send out one group that would cover the 35 mile route and another that would follow the 29 mile route. Someone calculated it would require a 23mph average to finish before sunset so only 3 guys went out for the long route, Goeric, Ben and Mitchell. Ben and Goeric on the right in the PG jerseys.
Geesh, getting out of the parking lot has become a challenge and with so little daylight, we need to go, not wait. Chris and one other blocked traffic so a truck could turn left. Our group, those that remained and wanted to do the 29 mile route, was populated mostly with A types and I regret that the group rode at an A pace so several people spit the bit early. When we reached the left turn on Clover Valley, I too spit the bit. Just not into riding hard any more and not able to either. I have no way of measuring these things but doubt there has ever been a more "unridable" season then this one. Maybe you will be blessed with a glorious fall. I will for sure. Long route group finished with a 22.8 avg and the others finished with a 21.5 avg.
Our next to last ride of the season. Where did it all go? 5:30pm start, usual place behind Philip Heit Center. With the season winding down, want to acknowledge Veloscience's contribution to the club and remind that members receive a 15% discount on parts and 10% on bikes. Why just today, I walked in to buy a tire and walked out with a tire and new bike! I am defenseless in the hands of a professional sales person. Routes are 35, 29 and 19 miles.