And the Winner is… Jim
Jim Russell connected up with me and some of my riding pals through this blog and went from short easy rides to completing a back-breaking Williams Hill Loop near the end of summer. On one of our first rides together we went out on one of the hottest days of the year and he ran out of water so I left him on the side of the road under a shade tree. Eventually I went back looking for him and he’d already started heading home. Despite that rocky start to our riding association he continued to ride with us when his schedule allowed it.
Many people talk to me about riding but when they get the call inviting them on a ride they never seem to have the time. It’s rare when someone talks the talk then walks the walk. I hope Jim stays in shape over winter and jumpd back into riding in Spring.
Tomorrow I’ll wrap up the 2011 Barn Door Awards by announcing the Barn Door Cyclist of the Year.