Our Thursday night ride has picked up steam recently. We had 6 riders last Thursday night. Weather was perfect and we got in 40 miles before dark. It was a fast ride with an average speed over 17. The last few miles of good roads was just Drew, Joe and I as everyone one else had already departed. We averaged 20 doing a rotating paceline. I was humming along at the front when I hear Joe yell, “OFF.” I was like, “What?” He yelled back, “ROTATE.” I pulled off and Joe pulled through and said, “Short turns.”
For the next several miles the 3 of us rotated through and no one stayed in the wind for more then 30 seconds. It was exciting riding, and a real quick way to eat up miles.
The ride is THursday night at 5PM starting on the rail trail near Parker Plaza.
In other news I skated 10 miles this morning at my fastest pace ever. I tried something I’ve been thinking about doing for awhile. I skated in bike clothes, shorts and a jersey. While skating headwinds seem far more damaging then when on a bike. I usually skate with big baggy shorts and a big T-shirt. I could tell a huge difference in the tight fitting clothes, especially while skating into the wind. When getting low and really pushing I was hitting speeds over 20 mph. Of course the down side was that it’s now even harder to slow down when I need to stop at intersections.