Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Day is done. Gone the sun.

The light is fading fast. I had a good fast ride tonight. Two minutes faster than last week. A better average for power output as well. I was pleased. I had my front light but had forgotten the rear red tail light. I need to find the clear goggles.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday Rides

The long hot dry summer dramatically changed course with a light rain and spectacular views. Bill owned the road not spying a soul until the top of Monroe. He captured this view at Newman's early in the morning. Riders came out later in the morning.
Matt and Joan snapped this view of another car over the side at Coyote Corner.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Saturday's ride was fast and challenging. Kept up with Joan the first half. Then Heather and I pushed each other with a lively pace. I made a break for it after Newmans realizing Heather is a faster descender. She overtook me in second saddle and I fought hard to catch up. Heather raced to the shed like a pro. Matt and Bill joined us.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The road was hot and quiet Wednesday evening. The temperature was "north" of 95F at 5 pm. The shade was a slight improvement. Barely. As we approached first saddle a cool breeze blew on our faces. We pedaled on to mile marker 9.06. One more mile? Sure. We started early. Then 8.02. We're almost to Newmans? Let's do it. Yes. Got there! Amazing for a hot Wednesday evening. Thanks Heather.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday ride. The work duties fulfilled. The commute home endured. A small whirlwind of activity turned me into a riding machine. My daughter said before I left let's eat pizza. A rare treat for someone avoiding gluten and dairy. I thought about pizza every single pedal stroke. I put in a fast ride. Only two minutes slower than my personal best. Not bad for a hot 93F dry day. I bike for pie.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monday Night Ride Reunion

Saturday's  ride started with a flat tire. Heather and Joan were quick to find the hole in the tube and removed the offending shard from the tire. Heather insisted that I place the patch over the hole. I called road side support. Bill finished the assembly and final pumping. We rode to Newman's and then enjoyed coffee at Classic Coffee.

The Monday Night Riders gathered for a reunion ride Saturday. From the left Cathy, Heather, Joan and myself.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Two great rides this weekend. Friday was a perfect temperature. Saturday the heat was on.