Owner: Raleigh RBA Alan Johnson
Thinking it a good idea to celebrate Alan's 75th birthday,
I put out a call / invite on the NC Rando list-serve and Facebook group,
To ride Alan's Perm-Pop and then share a low-key meal with Alan and the other riders.
Riders on the day:
- BobB, #5843,
- me, #6218, and
- MikeO, #215.
The three of us had a fun ride on a nice weather day in the middle of March.
I don't recall much from the ride.
I didn't recall much from the ride even just moments after we finished.
That's because nothing epic or similar happened all ride.
It was just a pleasant time riding.
And, in the end, don't we all hope that all our rides are NOT filled with "epic" moments,
But instead, are simply enjoyable outings on a decent day and course with friendly companions.
That's what I think, and I'll be sticking to that.
After the ride, we joined Alan at the Mexican food joint in the shopping center where the route starts/ends.
We talked about several things.
Of most interest to the readers of this blog (all one or two of them),
Would likely have been our respective plans to prepare our individual selves
For the upcoming Raleigh Region 200k Brevet.
Bob was in shape, of course,
I was in shape to get into shape.
Mike had a ramp-it-up plan for the three weeks to the brevet.
Each of us knew that we would finish the 200, even though two of us were not int the best of shape.
[Fast-forwarding: the weather for the 200 was atrocious (by central NC standards),
And none of rode the brevet, each figuring it was just a ride, and we didn't need
To risk hypothermia, nor did any of us need to prove anything to anyone,
Most especially to our individual selves.]
|Permanent Route Name / #||Distance||Date||Finishers||DNF|
|NC: Clyde's Curious Critter Chatham County Cycling Circuit / 1861||108||2018/03/17||3||0|
|Cert#||RUSA#||Name||Club / ACP Code||Time|
|RUSA-T79841||215||O__, Michael||North Carolina Bicycle Club / 933045||05:43|
|RUSA-T79842||5843||B__, Bob||Randonneurs USA / 933095||05:43|
|RUSA-T79843||6218||S__, Martin||Randonneurs USA / 933095||05:43|