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In the mood for Mosey Monday

by on May 9, 2011

This Ride: 21.9 miles
Month: 194.8 miles
2011: 2,402.3 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 8,522 miles

Two days off the bike seems like a long time, and it was good to get back out early this morning.  There continues to be a lot more light in the morning, so that the light on the helmet really isn’t necessary once I get to the Rusty Bridge.  Five riders were out.  We were missing some regulars after their 300k on Saturday … or so we thought.  This was a confusing morning, to say the least.  Brian (Commodore) is is full prep mode for his sprint triathlon this coming weekend.  Others were simply ready for a nice easy Mosey Monday pace.

Right out of the gate, I nearly collided with a pair of cardinals in flight.  They veered off over my front tire, they were that close.  On Jennings Road, Mike flatted, and we stopped with some light assist as he changed out the tire.

We had an easy pace going, occasionally slowing as both Jeff Scho. and Brian stopped to make some adjustments.  The hill in Round Bay was tackled.  As we moved south on the trail an odd sight arose.  Four or five cyclists were in a group headed north on the trail.  We don’t see that often, and soon, at about 35 mph closing speed we recognized them.  It was part of our group.  We had pushed off at the Rusty Bridge on time, did not see anyone at the Ranger Station, and no one had passed us on Jennings Road.  The best guess was that they all were a bit late, stayed on the trail, and got ahead of us while Mike changed the flat.

We picked up the pace at the turn around, and especially on B&A Blvd.  I accomplished something I’ve been wanting to do for a while on B&A.  I exceeded the speed limit.  There is a curving downhill section that I jumped out of line and pushed to just over 37 mph in a 35 mph zone.  Previous attempts have tended to peak out at about 33-34 mph.

It was a good morning ride.  I did miss riding with some of the others to hear stories about the 300k.

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