Early morning rain showers left a ton of humidity in the air. With very little wind it was pretty sticky. A solid group showed up to tackle 52 miles of rolling Ozark terrain. The route was not easy with 3600 feet of gain in the form of relentless rollers which started to take a toll but the bunch managed well. What I did not expect was three flats, one rear derailleur cable breakage and one scary bottle jettison. But all these things are part of the adventure of getting out on the roads. It’s good to have a wrinkle thrown in every now and then. Just kinda weird to have 3 flats in one ride. I’ve been riding with this bunch for so many Saturday’s now and it’s great to see folks pitching in when needed. We also had a couple new faces. A rider from Austin Texas who was in town for the weekend and a rider who recently moved here from up north a Prof. at the U of A. It’s great to meet new folks while exercising and enjoying the outdoors.
Sweetness on the new ride!
Thanks! So far it has been great. Short term review coming shortly!