Unsure how many would come out for the suddenly cool weather and a 5:30pm start but at least 30 so that exceeded our expectations. Gus and Jay P wanted to combine the A and B group but that idea was met with laughter.. Been there, done that so we kept distinct groups. Small group of Rivets but huge group of A's, who barreled around the 33 mile route at 22.8 and 22.4mph. Meantime, the B average was 19.2.
Andrew C on the left, bundled for winter weather while kind of new guy Bill in the center appears to be dressed for last Thursday's temperature. Bill just bought a new bike so he will be good to go next season. Well, not much to say about our short routes so let's move......
…..indoors at the Mellow Mushroom! Twenty-one people came out including....
….Marty and Eleanor. Marty did not ride so having burnt 0 calories, he ate a salad and drank water while the rest of us....
….including Ron Davies.....
….drank lots of beer and wine while consuming multiple slices of delicious pizza. Big thanks to the Cycling Club for paying for this evenings party. Thanks to Bill B for arranging the long table so we could sit together and big thanks to Gus Cook for thinking to have the club pay for the food and beverages so I did not have to.
Of course, as the evening wound down, it began to hit some of us that we will not spend as much quality time together so emotions got the better of Larry P and Chris I. Well folks, I am not signing off. There are still weekend rides and there is a rumor floating around that you will be treated to images of the southwest very soon to mix in with the usual content. Yes, I head to AZ on Saturday but will be back in Nov, again in Dec, probably Jan so expect to see me at a few weekend rides, weather permitting.
I am in a somber mood as I contemplate the final ride of our Thursday cycling season..boohoo. The good news my few friends is that in 6 months, we get to do it all over again...woohoo!!! What the heck, sure the routes are short, sunset near, weather dry but cold and windy but with the proximity of Mellow Mushroom and Rusty Bucket, lets ride or just come at 7pm and socialize with some people you may not be lucky enough to see for many months. Now that I have you frothing at the mouth in anticipation, the routes: