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The last morning ride of summer

by on September 21, 2010

This Ride: 24.7 miles
Kona Distance: 3,628.4 miles
Month to date: 451.7 miles
2010 Total: 4094.9 miles
Pace to 5,254.8 mile goal in 2010: (270.5 miles ahead of goal pace)

A group of about 9 riders met at the Rusty Bridge this morning and we couldn’t quite shake out at first who was going to ride “Terrible Tuesday” and who would ride “Timid Tuesday”. There just wasn’t much enthusiasm, even though it was a great morning. The split happened on the hill in Round Bay. I’m still not climbing well, and the hill divided us into at least 3 or 4 groups. Five went off the front and started to spin pretty fast. The rest of us worked at regrouping, but even that took some time. One rider was really struggling with problems related to a tooth extraction and eventually there were three of us who rode with him to the end of the trail. That’s the thing I appreciate most about the SPP. Someone will drop back and ride with you on those times when it is helpful.  I was glad to help.

This was a very cool morning.  Individual riders had temperatures at home everywhere from 50 – 55.  My order of a few items of cool weather gear came yesterday, so I tried the new wool socks (very comfy), shoe covers, & full fingered gloves.  I also wore my cold gear underarmor long sleeve under a large biking jersey.  I think much colder and I’ll pull the leg warmers out, and maybe another layer on the core.  By the end of the ride my toes were a bit cold, but they were not numb.  The wool socks are thin enough I could probably wear them doubled and that might help.  I was glad for every bit that I had on, and it really wasn’t too much.

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One Comment
  1. Last ride of summer…. it sounds so final. sniff….

    I saw you guys at Evergreen. I was northbound on the trail, maybe a quarter mile from the intersection when I saw a brilliant light in the distance which grew quickly then split in to distinct pieces as the peleton turned on to Old County Rd.

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