It was a warm one last night. First 90 degree ride of the year. No wading in here. It just skips from 78 and sunny to 94 and hot. Spring? What is this "Spring" of which you speak?
Also proved that I need to get my hydration straightened away before it gets truly South Carolina hot.
Don't think I drank enough through the day yesterday. Maybe I can have Not-a-Coach pick me up some Osmo so I can be "hyper-hydrated"...
Anyway, the ride was disjointed, and herky-jerky, at best.
First, if the group gets split at a light, or stop sign, or whatever...WAIT! Yeah, it the past few weeks, people have taken this as an opportunity to create their own little break that they can talk about back at the parking lot. Using a line of traffic as a pick doesn't equate to getting away.
In this same vein, if the front group waits, as we did last night, don't ride to the front of the group, and then try to ride off the front. It just irritates those who waited. And don't do this if you're just going to get tailed off the group later. It's bad form.
And here are two more that the gentlemen at Velominati covered in "The RULES" :
Like Ronnie Coleman says:
Funny that the two rides last week were the fastest they've been in a long time. They were also the smoothest and safest...
I know November is a long way off, but Methinks we need to make a trip to rural Georgia for the Fried Green 50. H/T to C.C. for this one.
Might be an excuse to take the camping equipment as well. Seems there's no Hilton Garden Inn location in Juliette, Ga.
OPQS produced a slick little video about Terpstra's win
And yes, slamming your stem SEEMS like the Profi thing to do, and as one can see in this gallery from the Tour of Turkey, some pros practice it. Others ride like you and me...
Enjoy your Wednesday. The week is halfway over...