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.