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What a Great Start to the Week

by on May 14, 2012

There was a constant threat of rain overnight, and I expected to wake up to wet streets … again, or even some rain.  We’ve often joked that there is a dome over Severna Park preventing rain many times when all around us is wet.  This was another one of those mornings.  I woke to dry streets, and there was evidence of a few sprinkles along parts of our route, but I never actually felt a raindrop.  It is now sprinkling as I write this 40 minutes after the ride.

It was a beautiful morning.  We had maybe 8 riders out, three of us on fixies.  The fixies set the pace, easy on the way to the end of the trail and a little more spirited on the way back.  But being Mosey Monday, it really wasn’t all that fast.  (Wow, I just looked at the stats … 18.7 mph average over a 5 mile “lap”.  Ok it was a little faster than I thought.)  The rest of the riders seemed to be willing to simply stay on the wheels of the fixies.

It was a nice morning.  We saw two deer, plenty of bunnies and squirrel.  We had great conversations about this past weekend’s 300k ridden by three of our guys.  Kristy joined us.  It was a great start to the week.

Yes, there are parts of the route I still test myself on.  What I push on varies with the conditions and how I feel.  The return on Jennings and up Ritchie Highway home logged some pretty good times.  My little sprint hill attempt on the fixie was thwarted by a bus and the need to pass another cyclist in order to get a good time up the hill.  It felt good and I was reminded this morning how much I love the fixie.

This Ride: 23.6 miles
Month: 392.3 miles
2012: 1990.2 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 15,843.8 miles

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