The unseen evil…. WIND GUST….
Tuesday nights ride with the Spinners Club was tuff to say the least. Wind was an average of 16mph accompanied by nasty wind gust of 28mph. Honestly I knew we were in for an adventure when we rolled up to the first stop sign and barely needed to apply brakes in order to stop.
I will spare you all of the details but the ride only got worse. The pack was not jiving together in a safe way so after 8 or so miles I was more than willing to turn off the course with a friend of mine and we lead our own fight against the wind. What should have been an easy ride was tons of work. At times we laughed as we grinned the pedal and barely moved. Never… not once did we have the wind to our backs. How does that happen…lol!
All in all I am glad I went but I will also admit that I was thrilled to roll up and rack my bike.
With another cycle event this weekend I am opting for a RUN tonight with Scott. Yes, your read that correctly… I am going for a run. In fact it was Scott that asked me on a “running date” yesterday. :)) Temps and weather will be perfect and I look forward to the time with Scott.
So this weekend event….
Meals on Wheels
Distance: 65 miles
Course Description: Metric*
For those of you looking for a challenging and scenic route, this ride is for you. The metric route will take you through some very scenic rural countryside as you work your way up to the mountains of Greenville County. The ride will take you through the Cliffs Communities Valley Resort where you will encounter spectacular scenery and a few enjoyable yet challenging hills. From there the route will continue on to the climb over Callahan Mountain before heading back through more beautiful countryside and on to the Furman University campus.
A huge thanks for those that donated on my behalf!!! Stephanie, Shirley, Shannon, Meyrick….. thank you just seems like a small thing to say for such a big gift!!! Being a part of such a impactful need is a great feeling!