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Quick Tuesday Ride

by on March 8, 2011

This Ride: 19.2 miles
Month: 199.2 miles
2011: 1,130.4 miles
Total since 1/1/10: 7,250.1 miles

Recently some of the SPP riders have been lamenting that work is getting in the way of riding. I’m afraid I’m experiencing that this week. Today’s ride was cut short because I had an out of town meeting to attend. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and I have a 6:30 am worship service to lead. Thursday I’ll be in Gettysburg for a lecture series that may preclude the early ride. I’m glad my schedule isn’t always this challenging early in the morning.

I woke up early for the ride, which was a good thing.  I still had not done anything to my bike from the 200k on Saturday, so I used some of the extra time to lube the derailleur, remove the cue sheet, deflate and re-inflate the rear tire to purge it of the CO2, remove the trunk, and reinstall the tool bag under the seat.  I still pushed off a little early from home, added a little distance, and got to the RB a little early.  Dan soon arrived, and for a time, we thought we were going to be the only riders.  Bryan’s headlight appeared on the horizon, and as he joined us we were soon joined by Jeff Scho. & Clif.

We had a lively conversation going, some about the weekend rides, some about members we haven’t seen for a while but are expecting to join us soon as the weather improves.  Round Bay hill was still there, and still was just as challenging (although it seemed shorter this morning).  I cut the ride short as mentioned above, pulling off at White’s Road and headed directly home.

It was good to get my legs spinning again.  My saddle feels like it is nearly fully broken in now.  There were bunnies and birds galore, some who decided to race us along the path.  Too bad we always won the race.

It was a good morning.

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