Great crew this morning for the ride. Several new faces (Ryan, Emily, Kim, and Lis) and several familiar ones that we haven't seen in awhile (Sydney, Jay, and Dane). Welcome and welcome back!
Dane rockin' the 52 x 17 fixie with slicks!
Traction was an issue today. Just like yesterday, on departure the temperature was below freezing, but as the ride progressed the melt ensued and things got interesting.
Almost to gravel!
Darn snow kept coming down for most of the ride. By the time we got to Cortland most of us were soaked from head to toe, but on the bright side, we're complete bad asses for riding our bikes today.
Rolled out of town via West Claire Road to SW 40th to SW 42nd to West Apple Road on into Cortland. The ride to Cortland had the wheel sucking icy ruts claim several victims. Luckily no one got seriously hurt.
Most of us rolled back to town via S25th with a few folks opting for the highway. The highway was probably the smart choice. Gravel got slick and sloppy as the temperature rose.
On the ride back to town Troy hit a rut and had his front wheel wash out on him. He hit the dock hard. Real hard. I saw it coming and had enough sense to punch it and get out of the way. After getting a safe distance ahead I looked back to see Troy rolling over to his stomach in that familiar "this one really fookin' hurts" position. That was a bad one. Glad you're alright buddy.
Five hours with wet gloves = prune hands! Anyone else get prune hands? I'm betting on yes. Great ride everyone. Thanks for riding your bike today. Be proud. More of the same craziness next weekend.