Sunday, April 27, 2008

Butter Side Up

First I'd like to welcome Brian Kuch on board - it was his first ride with us - I don't think we spooked him too badly and expect to see more of Brian on future rides.

Sunday was memorable with the "wet root" factor adding an element of suspense to every inch of the ride. We tested some new singletrack (just opened yesterday) on the west side of the lake - it was created for one of the "equestrian scavenger hunt" events so it is a little choppy but a dozen rides or so should break it in nicely. We also rode the east side to see if the stone-stream-crossing-handiwork we erected a few weeks ago survived last night's gully washer (I am happy to report that it did). The return trip was punctuated by a near miss with the plastic surgeon when a rider tumbled on the double log crossing at the bottom of the Sole Trail. We figured that 1 out of 2 times that crash results in plastic surgery but luckily this was the 1 that didn't. The second of 2 can't be far away - it will be interesting to see how it turns out...

Second Sunday of the month is the customary roadie but the May one (11th) would fall on Mother's day which would not a great move on our part. Let me know if you have any interest in pushing May's roadie by one week to May 18th.

Slightly modified ride schedule this week. I am travelling on Tuesday (back on Thursday) and the remaining Tuesday riders are all "uppers", so both rides depart from Upper Lyndenwood:
  • Tuesday 8:30pm Upper
  • Thursday 8:30pm Upper
That's all for now.


"Start slow and then back off from there..."
-- Race strategy discussed at last week's Duathlon. Believed to
have originated from our own Kirk Oates.

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