Warm sun, great friends, interesting route choice. It all kicked off with delicious breakfast at EB's casa. Many assembled and partook in the mastication. Then it was off to the Blue Line coffee house. We met a couple other folk there, then we were on our way.
Across the BK bridge, South on the trails, a pit stop at Manawa so most of the guys could venture out onto the frozen over lake (I was not that adventurous). Over to the Wabash where we probalby should have not opted to ride. It was fun, but pretty messy. We hit the road even further south so we could hit 370 into Bellevue. We hung out at Hayworth park, then remounted and mozied toward downtown. Most of the guys ate at the Upstream, but Brady and I had to get heading home. We conjoined with Ryan and Roxy who were just coming back in from their wonderous warm winter day ride.
It was a great time, but I'm pooped. 50 mile rides used to be nothing to me. Now, alas, I've slowed down and become soft. I imagine once summer hits and I can put in some hours outside in the sun, I'll harden up again. But until then, I'm content to get out when I can and soak up the comraderie with fellow pedalers.
Tomorrow!!! Shabbos +1!! Bob, I hope you read this before you go to bed. The other Mike and I would like to ride somewhere in the AM if you want to join. If you don't pipe up by 9pm, we'll assume you're busy and figure something out. All posts about tomorrows ride please respond in the comments section. Oh, and if, perchance Bob and/or the other Mike can't ride, I'd be willing to ride in the afternoon with whomever responds. Talk to me Goose!!