First ride of the year.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I finished the year 2012 with 6115 miles. I managed to log the third place distance in our local ride club, Peninsula Bicycling Association (PBA). Now I look forward to 2013. Today a front was moving through which brought rain to the area. The idea was to get up and ride this morning before the front came through. When I awoke at 8 AM, I could hear that the rain had beaten me to the punch. At around noon the rain let up and so I headed out to meet for a club ride. The PBA had a ride scheduled for 1 PM beginning at Lake Biggins. I rode over to the lake arriving in the parking lot at 12:55. I did circles in the parking lot until 1 and headed out on the ride. I can’t blame the others for not showing up. I am one of the few with fenders.
The ride drizzled rain from time to time, but for the most part I remained dry. There were plenty of walkers out and I wished them all a happy new year. Each of them returned my salutation with a smile. The ride was 32 miles long and not one jerk to be found. Yes, that includes drivers. Rare indeed. What a grand day to be out on a ride. I got to see Wood ducks on a few of the ponds I passed. There was a Blue Heron perched on a fallen tree in the James River. It is always a plus to see wildlife along the way during a ride. Yep, looking forward to a good riding year.