|Stan with his new carbon Trek|
|Pre-ride, Kyle cracks me up holding his bike over his head!|
Chuck, Kara, Becca, Neall, Kyle, Stan, Jackie, Cecilia, Martin, Bob,
Polly and me...
|This is Bob Hardin's Trek...nice Bob! And impressive climb on the Cherry Valley Hill on the last 6 mile leg back....nice! He also said he loves these pants...I may need to get a pair.|
|Our break at Cross County Bank (nice of everyone to wait on Becca, Neall and me)|
|Stan also reported the seat on this Carbon Madone was excellent...|
|The Madone...Stan picked a sharp bike!|
What a beautiful day for a bike ride! Thanks Kara for hosting today. We did the Vanndale Loop with an added stretch of Milliondollar road which added 6 miles to the trip. On my speedometer, we cycled 24 miles in 1:43. There was a 10 mph north wind that made the ride challenging and fun (if fellow cyclists want to say it was more than 10, please tell me, I am estimating the stinking wind). I love to work hard on the bike. We took breaks at Vanndale, Milliondollar road and Cross County Bank in Cherry Valley. I so, so enjoyed visiting with Cecilia and Becca and Neall on the ride. Chuck gave me good advice for worldwide travel. I didn't take Kyle's advice and do more rpm's while chatting with Becca and Neall about local news and events. I kept it in the hard gear to stay back and chat, I wanted to work hard and it was worth it. Becca and Neall are just precious, I just love them!
I am so sad I missed the post ride social time, Jackie reported beer and Boar's Head sandwiches, dang it, I hate I missed it. But, I kept my day in check and picked up some of Chloe's friends for Biscuit's birthday party. I don't like to brag, but it was a good party for the little fella. Everyone had a great time.
This weather is giving me spring fever! I want to ride this Saturday too. I work till noon, who wants to host???