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The Day Started Great …

by on July 11, 2012

In fact, the most relaxing part of the day so far was the ride, and that was relatively brisk. Now, very late in the day, and I’m just now getting around to writing up a little something on the ride.

A bunch of us met at the Rusty Bridge at our usual 5:45 time.  About half of the group wanted to go fast, and half of us let them.  The five of us watched their taillights disappear ahead of us and were content to hold a brisk but comfortable pace.  I’m always fascinated by the way we pair up, break apart, pair up again … usually with different partners.  It is the transitions that cause the new pairing: a turn, a hill, traffic, etc.  The conversation is casual on the flats and often limited on the descents or climbs.  When there are 5, usually one rides alone.  It could be in front, behind, or in-between.  It is a dance of sorts.  Nothing is planned.  Everything works.  I like it.

I rode the whole route, as I promised I would.  I can feel the effects of the time off the bike.  It is more effort than it should be.  There is a fix for that … ride … and I’m working it.

This Ride: 22.4 miles
Month: 60 miles
2012: 3015.6 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 16,869.3 miles

From → Cycling

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