Sunday PFW B Ride
I had one taker for my ride this morning at 7:30. Never ridden with him (Matt) before, but he was definitely stonger than me. It was about 35 degrees when we departed, and there was a wind coming from the north. Shortly after we passed the Wawa on the route we saw PFW riders we have ridden with before turn onto our road around mile 27. We chased them down and rode with them for 8 miles before cutting back to where we had started our ride. The other group of four included one guy I don’t know by name (Sal), and Peter, Ralph, and Jim. Small world! Now I’ve got 4 ride sheets for the year. Click on the map below to see the route at RWGPS.
Saturday PFW B Ride
I wasn’t expecting to get a ride in this morning. The weather was forecast to be rain, but it was unclear if it would start before 11 AM. The ride was to depart at 9. Definitely would be overcast and very damp. So I showed up at my fitness club to do a mile swim at 7:15 and made it to the ride start at Village Park by 8:35. One of the B+ riders showed up – Cardell. And we agreed to see if we could get a 15-miler in before it started to rain. And if we did, then maybe try for a second 15-miler before it definitely started to rain. So off we went and about 2 thirds of the way into the ride it started to rain. So we only did the first planned loop with an average moving pace of 17 mph as we socialized. Click on the map below to see the route we road at RWGPS. I’ve got three ride sheets for the year now.
Friday Afternoon Solo Ride
I’m still beat up after doing snow shoveling the better part of Tuesday. That was some heavy snow and ice. And my lower back is still stiff from it. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go for a ride this afternoon on my CX bike from Cranbury. The sun was out, not too many clouds, and the high temp was 48 by late afternoon. There was a pretty strong wind, but I could live with it. It’s supposed to snow and rain tomorrow and into early Sunday. So I’m not sure about riding this weekend. Click on the map below to see the route at RWGPS I rode.
Interesting thing about today’s ride was the roads were covered with salt stain. Also, except for the roads there was pure white snow everywhere. And there was a lot of snow melting causing “streams” running across the roads. I didn’t pass a single cyclist while riding my bike today.
Sunday Morning Solo Ride
I was in the book this morning to lead a PFW B ride from East Windsor. The ride was supposed to start at 7:30, but I had checked the weather forecast last night and it said the temp at 7:30 was going to be in the teens. I don’t usually ride in weather that cold. 20s yes, but teens not so much. Anyway, as I was switching my clocks forward at 6:30 I took a look at the weather page online and it was already 21 outside. I said: Oops! I better show up for the ride. I quickly put together a loop to do, and was off for the rendez-vous location.
Nobody showed up. But I only rode 25 miles yesterday. I need the miles. So I proceeded to do the 40-miler I had planned to do. The sun was out, and it was not windy for the first half of the ride. I wish the wind had stayed home, but it had to show itself! I felt good when the ride was over. I took it easy on myself since I was alone. Click on the map below to see the route at RWGPS. Now it’s time to head over to my fitness club in Rocky Hill and enjoy a sit in the hot tub. Decadence at its finest.
Cranbury Sat B+ Ride
A nice cold morning after a day of some snow. I was scheduled to lead a PFW B ride out of Cranbury this morning, but I had no takers. The temp was 20 degrees at 9 when the ride was suppose to go off. However, the B+ ride leader had 3 guys show up, and I tagged along to make it a group ride of 5. Those present were: Peter, Rick, Phil, Ira, and me. We only went 25 miles with no rest stop, but it was better than nothing. I got warmed up pretty quickly. So I had a good time. The wind was pretty brutal. Click on the map below to see where we went at RWGPS.
A Little Mt Biking Action
Watch the ladies crank!