I received an e-mail from the Hawk regarding "Irregular" adventures while I was away doing something else.
Saturday was wheels away from PUE at 6:55 AM with BobH, RobertNew, NorrisT, Tito, John Askew, Gary, Wendy, and me. The ride was Range Road Rover, and thanks for the cue sheet. My recall is dim at the start of the ride. I think a group broke away on New Light and waited for us at Old Weaver. We regrouped and had a nice ride over to Cash and on into Butner. Norris was about 80% of his normal level with some medication he was taking.
When we hit the Range Road wall, no one really hammered it with most everyone staying together till Gary swung out for the last 50 yards outpacing Tito to the top. I have no idea of the effort level either were at.
Then we started our 23 mile traverse of Range Road. Beautiful weather, nice roads, and little traffic. You can't get much better than that. We wondered how you were doing and how you were going to do riding on through the night. The state roads division has largely fixed the pot holes that were so bad the last time we did this route. Again, I can't recall anything in particular along this route. I rode hard for me and felt pretty good.
For the ride in general, BobH was the hammer today dragging along Norris, Tito, and John. We stopped in Stem for refreshments. Thanks to Wendy for breaking her $20 for a gallon of water. Gary had a variety of supplements I'd like to try. Wendy took a 5-Hour Energy which she said works great. She drinks half a bottle early and the other half later.
Half of the group leaves Stem early heading for Creedmore. The other half I think Tito, me, Gary, and Wendy leave a bit later. The front group soft pedals and we eventually catch them before Creedmore.
At Dove Rd, the group breaks up. BobH, Tito, Norris, and Robert are in the first group, then John and me, then Wendy and Gary. John's bike is still not set up right. He can't get his heel down. So rather than hang with the front group, he hung back with me. This stays that way all the way to PUE. It was a good ride.