Closing a loop, Steve Hewitt, who had been knocked over by a car while kneeling with his bike on Tuesday, was happy to report that his bike is good and so too is he.
Members of Team Audi, the bad boys of the peloton. Just kidding guys. They have embraced the concept of group riding etiquette.
Lot of pairs of white legs at tonight's parking lot. Why is that? Ha, ha, I am such a kidder. Light turnout on what was a windy but beautiful evening. Probably 40ish cyclists.
A tradition like no other, scoping out the contents of Kristie's trunk. Oh yeah, lots of good tasting treats in there. By the way, that is a nice looking cycling kit.
Mike Weber wolfing down a double, Fig Newton. I object to this. Fig Newtons are to be savored, not gulped.
A new face and an able replacement for Luke Russell. LR will be missed. A great guy who moved to MN with Lori Nedescu. The Power Couple have moved on. Ben is from LA so just must refer to him as the Rajin Cajun. He'll be here for a year+ as his girlfriend completes her PHD.
The Riveters head out as we watch and then the A group departs. Later, the Riveters would finish with a 22.8 avg. Having ridden hard, for me, on Tuesday with the Canal A group, I was not overly optimistic about my chances.
We head out, Gus, Mike Weber, Will Paskett, Brandon H, Larry P, Sam S, Paul Stock, Dirty Dan, Joe T,....around 12-14 total. I was ok to mile 25 with an average of 21.4 but began to doubt I would still be ok after the Beechwood Bluff climb so made a left on Morse. Having forgotten the B group made a late switch to the route, I waited for them and then thought, "You idiot. They are not coming this way!" Alas, I soloed in for the next 12 miles, still finishing with a 20mph average. Entering the parking lot I was relieved to find.....
....Kristie had opened the treasure trunk. Kyle on the left, Ben center and Kim Don-un on the right. Recently, someone used hyperbole to describe Don's ride leader qualities, referring to him as a great leader. Hah, I can't allow that to slide so now there are two Great Leaders, Kim Jung-un and Kim Don-un. Dang, the cookies were amazing.