I had forgotten how comfortable fancy new fabrics can make you feel. This whole winter I've been wearing wool since it keeps you really warm and doesn't stink after a single ride. Today I went back to my racing days and donned a Craft long sleeve base layer (warm and dries in seconds even when sweating), a jersey, a vest, arm warmers, shorts, leg warmers, booties over shoes, and mid weight gloves. We worked hard into the wind, so I stayed warm that way, then after turning around, I could easily unzip some layers to let my layers dry out quickly.
All this along with the fact that I was riding with Brady, Joe, Mr. Miles, and Jonny Randell, made for a stellar ride. And I was feeling my coffee and cream of wheat. I hit it hard when I could and sat in when I needed. But overall, I finished the ride kinda tired, but feeling great. Now if I would just keep doing rides consistently, I would get fitter faster. Oh well, warmer weather is coming (maybe in a couple weeks??) and more group rides will be had. It's all gravy.
Oh yeah, tomorrow - Shabbos +1. Not sure yet. A call is in to Bryan, but I've heard that he caught the sickness his son has. So his input for the ride may be out. Mr. Miles and I (and maybe Joe and Jonny?) are still planning at 12:30 or 1pm for a 3-ish hour easy spin. Keep checking back, kiddies for official time and place.