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Damp Wednesday – Can’t call it wet

by on October 6, 2010

This Ride: 21 miles
Kona Distance: 3,905.3 miles
Month to date: 95.3 miles
2010 Total: 4,391.8 miles
Pace to 5,254.8 mile goal in 2010: (287.5 miles ahead of goal pace)

With the Seagull Century coming on Saturday, my goal over the next few days is to simply ride easy (with Thursday off). I awoke early this morning, and when checking email, learned that a rain shower was moving through. It looked like it would be gone by the start time, so I put on the fenders, the multiple layers of clothing (52 degrees) and headed out. It had clearly just finished raining, and everything was damp. I was quickly chilled, but it wasn’t long before I warmed up with the ride, and was ready to go.

Three of us met at the RB and later picked up Chip at the Ranger Station.  We had an easy pace, with a lot of good conversation.  We cycled through Round Bay. Chip left early to return for an early day at work.  The three of us pressed on.

There were three “scares” this morning.  A couple of dogs (on leash) started barking just as Dan passed.  We had just been talking about how cautious he has been since the accident where a rider hit a dog and he crashed following.  On a curve in Round Bay, I hit a stick and nearly went down.  On the trail, two cars (one from each side) approached at an intersection where I’ve never seen a vehicle before.  Needless to say, we kept an eye out for hazards the whole way.

The roads and trail were only wet a little north of Jones Station Road.  South of there, they were completely dry.  That meant only our start and finish were wet.

It was a nice morning.

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