They picked the perfect name for this ride because it was truly a very hot day today. The ride started at 7am sharp. I arrived a little later than I had wanted too so I was toward the back of the pack when the ride started. It didn’t take me long before I was riding with the lead riders. Not for long though. It was a fairly flat ride but my feet started giving me some problems because I don’t have the clets set up just right. I will soon enough thogh.
All the ones that preregistered got a goody bag which included your bib ID plus all you see in this photo plus a tee shirt. Not bad.
The ride started off pretty slow. I guess 700 riders leaving out all at once can’t be too quick. Once I made it toward the head of the pack I was able to reach speeds of around 19 and 20 mph. It was constant peddling though. No hills to go down only a few to go up toward the end of the ride. The ride was rough as the roads are were in poor condition in places. I ended up having a lose spoke just before the first rest stop. I didn’t have my spoke wrench so I had to listen to it all the way back to the start/finish line. I’ll fix that problem tomorrow after I get home from moving my son.
“Life Goes On”