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Two Very Different Rides

by on March 11, 2013

I’m always amazed at how different rides can be.  Friday was the breakfast ride to Annapolis.  I had my new chain installed properly and was in the 16 tooth cog on the fixie instead of the 17.  We had an enjoyable morning and then I added some miles as I bade farewell to friends.  Those last dozen solo miles were mostly torture with 25-35 mph headwinds at times.  Pushing that big gear on the fixie against the wind resulted in some very sore legs over the weekend.  Friday the car drivers were rude.  I had two near misses because of “right hooks” two blocks apart.  I had someone lay on the horn as they blew by me as I was in the far left of the left turning lane with my arm out signaling the turn.

Never zone out when on a bike on the roadways!

This morning, 10 of us were out in the wall to wall darkness once again.  We enjoyed one another’s company.  Had no rude drivers.  No wind to battle.  It was just an enjoyable ride.  Of course, we finished our ride before most people were in their cars … but then, that’s a benefit of an early morning start.

This Ride: 22.2 miles
Month: 167.7 miles
2013: 971.8 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 20,744.7 miles

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