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What Happened to Mosey Monday?

by on March 4, 2013

The start to a new week means Mosey Monday.  It often serves as a recovery ride.  We had quite a number of riders out in sub-freezing temperatures and our first half of the ride was rather sedate.  We took advantage of the strong tailwind and rode a comfortable pace to the turn around at the south end of the trail.

There was no clue that this was all about to change.  I ducked in behind Brian to cheat the strong headwind, then on B&A Blvd found myself behind Chet, where I hung tight to his wheel.  Suddenly, Chet decided to close the gap between he and Matt (about 50 yards) and I stayed with him.  My alternative was to fight the headwind and I didn’t want to do that.  Little did I know that this would start a full on sprint as Matt really didn’t want to get caught, and those behind me also didn’t want to battle the headwind.  Within a short time, the group ride was split with about 6 of us off the front, and several who got “dropped”.

I have to admit that the sprint felt pretty good.  Not only was I able to hang on, but there was a bit of a rush from the added effort.  If it had been a longer distance, I would have fallen off the pace, but this was sufficient for the day.

A ride is always a nice start to the day, and to the week.

This Ride: 21.1 miles
Month: 72.6 miles
2013: 876.8 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 20,649.7 miles

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