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The View From Behind

by on June 26, 2012

No, not this …

or this …

…but rather being dropped by a very fast paceline.

That’s the story of this morning’s ride.  Last evening’s email chatter brought out a large number of riders all ready to practice good paceline skills, that is short “pulls” on the front and then drifting back and waiting one’s turn.  It promised to be a fast day.  We started out quick, and before I got to Robinson Road, I could tell I would not be keeping up this morning.  It was fun while it lasted.

My cardio/pulmonary system and my legs just didn’t really want to ride at the top end of the curve this morning.  I resigned myself to a slower pace, and eventually was joined by three others who like me had put in their all and decided to wait for another day.  We enjoyed one another’s company as we chased bunnies off the trail and reveled in 62° F temps (my feet actually got cold) and relatively low humidity.  I added a loop at the end of the ride to bump my morning distance to over 25 miles, and it felt pretty good.

While I set no record pace this morning, my speed was above average, but more importantly, the enjoyment level was above average also.

This Ride: 25.4 miles
Month: 400.3 miles
2012: 2875.3 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 16,729 miles

From → Cycling

One Comment
  1. Oh RevRider….. those pics… dozens of readers will be trying desperately to forget those images.

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