Today was the inaugural ride of South Haven Cycling! We had a total of 1 bike there; 2 riders. Yep, Pam and I were alone!
But…it wasn’t the best of riding conditions. In fact, today was far from ideal for cycling. The wind was howling 25-30 mph, with some gusts over that.
We ran seven miles this morning, so we weren’t sure how our legs would feel, and I even suggested to Pam that we just go home – but she was a trooper and decided we would ride since we were ready and there! What a woman!
We set off toward Rogersville at an easy spin intended to save our legs and knees as we fought the wind. We soon found that we were in relatively good shape in spite of our earlier efforts, but I could tell that we might not feel so confident if we had to climb many hills. At about 4.5 miles, we could see the storm clouds beginning to build behind us and decided we had better heed the forecast for afternoon showers so we looped back to the Jeep. We arrived back with exactly 10 miles on the big bike.
We had time to drive the five miles back to the house before the storms overtook us. I unloaded the bike just as the front edge of the storm began to drop it’s rain! Wonderful timing!
We’ll hope for better weather and participation next week.