Are you all as disappointed as I am that the ride is cancelled? Three weeks and only one ride. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with us next week. I'll post a route early next week for you all to review. We'll probably incorporate some of the more scenic and smooth roads that we took last week, as well as exploring roads south of Rt. 83 into CT.
Speaking of last week, it was a beautiful night to have the first ever EL CE Women's Specific Road Ride! There were 5 of us that road out of the shop, with talk of many more friends interested in joining in the future. We ended up extending the ride to 19.5 miles riding at a pace of 14-15mph. Thank you Kathy, Kristina, Lisha and Cheryl for a great ride!
If any of you ladies have any questions about the ride please don't hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Again, at the beginning of the next ride we'll assess the pace of the ride before we start. If we have a mixed group we'll definitely look for opportunities to provide a consistent pace as well as throwing in opportunities to charge up hills or even hit some town line sprints.
With this rain it is a good opportunity to give a little TLC to your bike. Stop in the shop to get a tune up or purchase some bike lube, spare tubes or Honey Stinger Waffles (ah-mazing!) to have with you on your next ride. The crew at any of the Competitive Edge locations will be more than happy to help you with any questions.
If there are any female mountain bikers out there, please come out tomorrow on the Earl's Trails Mountain Bike ride. It would be great to see some ladies out there! Also check back for details on this weekend's long road ride.