If the last roadie was a "beat down" then this evening's ride was a "beaten down." Sincere thanks to the duo of Rob and Bob who took us on a 90 minute lung-busting whirlwind tour of the park. I know it was race-pace (for me) because my fingers were tingling and my field of vision had narrowed so much it was like looking through a toilet paper tube. Good stuff and I look forward to getting beaten down again real soon - "what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger" and all that good stuff.
I am off to the Adirondacks for the long weekend so will miss the Thursday and Sunday rides. I know Mike stumbled, badly, as ride leader last Sunday (an honest stumble for an Irishman) but I can see the fire is back (no fire last Sunday) and so I will pass the baton to him, again, confident that he will rally the troops (and confident that you troops rally to his war cry).
The customary ride times are Thursday 8:30pm and Sunday 8:00am departing from Mike's place - feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Of course a curfew is in effect for Mike on Wednesday and Saturday night.
Have a great weekend.
"Chicks Dig The Long Ball"
-- Randy Johnson (as reported by Rob. I don't know what this has to do with biking but it was funny at the time.)