…we had decent weather to ride. And the TAB crew was ready to ride! 23 riders came for our first Adventure tour. It looked like no one forgot their riding skills, since we had a tight group and we kept a consistent easy speed. I wanted to keep it relaxed and social, and we did with a 16.0 avg speed and lots of catching up after a long winter. We stopped at The Buzz in Whitehouse for a food stop, and were joined by the Meanderers after their ride. A number of riders wanted to attend the Spartan Winter Warrior finals, so they bid us farewell. Our smaller group cruised back to Secor Park through the woods of Spencer Township to block the gentle winds. No Windsday blasts here. I had a total of 41.6 miles, but then my Garmin reads low. I suspect it was more like 42.5
Of course, there were those first ride blues too – I took an early turn, tried to adjust, and wound up with a an extra 1 ½ mile detour. As Hubert says, “Bonus Miles”. And we had the usual, early year bugs. Craig Miller and I both flatted – Craig with a cut tire, and me with my first flat in 2 years. Nicole Sicha lost her rear disc brake on her mountain bike. And Alan Frischman found he need to brush up on his gravel skills. But all in all it was a nice start to the season.
Next week’s ride is scheduled to leave at 9:00 from Cyclewerks in Whitehouse for a 40 mile cruise to Liberty Center. Debbie Tassie will be your guide and leader. Be sure to come and join us!