Sunday, August 12, 2012

My Job is Done

One of my goals this summer was to ride near the front of our club rides so I can help pull. The last few years I rode near the back, just trying to hold on. This year, though, I've been able ride near the front.

Yesterday I helped pull for 48 miles, either directly into the wind, or into a crossing headwind. Once we got to the 48 mile mark, we turned for home, and had a tailwind for the last 17 miles. The group took off, while I decided to mosey back at a more leisurely pace.

I was happy to ride back alone since I was able to help pull. However, Tim and Julie slowed up a bit, and we had an enjoyable ride back.

On this morning's club ride I realized I'm lucky to have a great group of folks with which to ride.

Happy riding!

8 comments:

Steve A said...

Great folks and great roads are - really peachy!

Chandra said...

Ain't it great to be in good company? You are absolutely right, Bill. It rocks!
Peace :)

Constantin said...

Do you use those smartphone apps to track your runs or bike rides? If so, which one?

Thanks!

Trevor said...

Great pals to ride with inject that extra bit of magic into every turn of the pedals.....

-Trevor

Pondero said...

Sounds like your plan to build some power is working out nicely. Congrats!

jeff said...

Best of both worlds...riding strong in a group, and a leisurely ride back home.

Big Oak said...

All - Exactly right! Thanks for your comments.

Constantin - I downloaded Map My Ride, but I haven't used it yet. For running, I've been using Nike + Running App.

Wilson said...

Well done! Always good to meet and surpass your goals.