Ride Report 7/19/20
- Finally, A Group Ride
- Boy That Was Fun!
- Where’d They Go?
- The Final Stats
- Foiled Again
Finally, a group ride. That’s what I was thinking as there were three people when I got to the meeting place and about seven more rode in. And there was an A and a B group. Definitely B for me these days as the Battle of the Bulge is no longer just an event from WWII.
Boy, that was fun! I may be a B rider when it comes to climbing, but on the flats or a slight decline, I and still hang with the best of them. It was not far down the road that I was with the lead group going 32 mph (50 kph). I have often wondered why all cycling routes can’t be all downhill. I mean does anyone go uphill skiing? Bike lifts could become a thing.
Where’d They Go? And then it happened. The A/lead group got to an intersection and the climbing was about to begin. I slowed down to check on the riders behind me and there weren’t any. They were either really far behind or had already turned off. I thought I knew where they were going to so I picked a possible meeting place and headed for it. When I got there, I rode up and down the road a couple times but they were nowhere in sight. It was getting hot so I headed home.
The Final Stats. I finished with 21.6 miles (just under 35 km) at and average pace of I don’t care. It was better than sitting on the couch all morning.
Foiled Again. It seems that group rides are just not for me. But if you are looking for someone to lose a group of cyclists, count me in. I am definitely an advocate for helmet communications after this morning. Another pro for riding on Zwift. I can honestly say I have never lost the group in Zwift especially with discord.
There is always the good news. I got a workout in. I was off the bike before it got too hot. I at least got a glimpse of the group. Last but not least, I have arrived safely home to my waiting couch. There is always next weekend.