Sat. Jan. 21st, “Snow? We don’t have no stinkin’ snow” Ride Wrap Up
By Mark Burke…Fog, wet roads, drizzle, cool temps and 12 WBC riders made for a great ride on Saturday. Thanks to Mike and Lisa for hosting and leading. And, thanks to Mike B for leading one of the spin-off groups. For most of us, Winter isn’t a high mileage time of the year. So, getting out with friends whenever the weather isn’t too cold is a great bonus to being an active WBC member. Finding motivation from group rides early in the year is also a great way to build enthusiasm for the upcoming Spring and Summer. Riding a familiar route is also a good way to gauge fitness level at a time when it’s easy to loose perspective after months riding alone or on a trainer.
When first joining a Bike Club, feeling okay participating in a ride without knowing about the terrain and pace can be intimidating. WBC is an incredibly flexible bike club. We broke into three groups. Group 1 added an extra climb. Group 2 stayed on course and added the route 864 climb out of Picture Rocks. Group 3, spun off north of Hughesville for a flatter return to Pennsdale. Not all WBC rides split up, but at this time of the year, this structure helps provide a ride that works for everyone.
Thanks to everyone who came out. Stay tuned for the Lewisburg Ride on January 28th.
Way to go, you hardy people!! I hope to join you for a short, flat, “old man” ride when the weather is warmer! The newsletter, the emails, the maps, and the enthusiasm are fantastic! Keep up the good work…I will keep training my 65 year old legs for some longer rides!
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Thanks Jim. Keep spinning those legs.