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Mosey Monday on the Fixie

by on July 30, 2012

Last Friday, I passed 2,000 miles on the fixie and this was a great morning to celebrate the accomplishment with even more miles on that bike.  I’ve been riding it without the spoke card, so as I checked the tire pressure on the way out of the house, I inserted the “Chain Reaction” spoke card (our Fleche team name).  Climbing aboard after a couple of days off felt pretty good and soon I was joining 7 other riders at the Rusty Bridge.

We held a very reasonable conversational pace through the first half of the ride.  We caught up on weekend activities, including ride reports, failed ride reports, family activities, and the Olympics.  Before I knew it, we were on B&A Blvd trying hard to hang onto Dan’s wheel.  He sometimes forgets that it is Mosey Monday and picks up the pace. His steady pace is a challengingly fast pace for most of us.

It was once again humid, and despite the relatively slower pace, I was once again drenched by the end of the ride.

Our attention is now on the rides many of us will be doing Friday through Monday.  Two smaller groups of us will be riding overnight 200k rides on the Eastern Shore.  Some will be going Friday night.  Five of us will be riding Monday evening (August 6).  We start at 7:00 pm and ride until we are done.  An overnight ride is a great way to ride in the summer heat, with generally cooler temperatures.  We are hoping for bright clear skies and lower humidity.  Anything will be better than the time Mike B and I rode the same route last August, with daytime temperatures climbing to 102° F and very little breeze or shade.  The tricky part of an overnight 200k is that there are fewer businesses open in the event that there is a problem.  Ah, but it is an adventure.

This Ride: 22 miles
Month: 385 miles
2012: 3,340.6 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 17,194.3 miles

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