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St Patrick’s Day Ride

by on March 17, 2011

This Ride: 22.5 miles
Month: 326.4 miles
2011: 1,257.6 miles
Total since 1/1/10: 7,377.3 miles

We had a group of 10 out this morning for a brisk ride on St. Patrick’s Day.  Davi was out with a green bike, and a couple of people extended a “Top of the mornin’ to ya” greeting, but that was about all one would note for marking this day.  We set a comfortable pace on the normal route and had a lot of conversation going.  The Fleche Team has submitted their route.  More riders have submitted information for “Horsing Around Sugarloaf” in 2 weeks.  We could see a pretty good turnout for Friendly Fixie Friday tomorrow judging the comments from this morning.

Once we hit the turn around point, the pace picked up some, especially on B&A Blvd.  I was able to stay with the group until the last hill, then dropped off some.  I also cut the ride short as I’m attempting to score an iPad in Annapolis.  I still came up short.

I’ve started getting out a little earlier in the mornings to get a few extra miles in before I join up with the group.  That worked pretty well this morning as I was out the door close to 5:15 and had 6+ miles in before hitting the Rusty Bridge for the group ride.  It was a pretty morning.  The frogs and birds are noisy.  The bunnies are out and encourage us to chase them.  More people are out walking the trail and most of these new spring walkers are not wearing reflective gear or lights, making them very hard to see.  I’m sure they just don’t understand why the bikers hog the trail.  It’s because we often don’t see them until we are nearly on top of them!

I didn’t ride yesterday because there was a 70% chance of rain in the forecast.  It didn’t rain for the ride.  Oh well, I needed the rest.

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