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.
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  • BILL60
    Way to start the year off. Keep it up.
    2330 days ago
    Sometimes the best rides are on 'iffy' days. Glad you had a good one.

    I was able to get out and ride too. My buddy only wanted to go 20 miles so that's what we did. So far, you are ahead of me for the year.

    2330 days ago
  • MOXIE26
    I was happy to have gone for a hike today but I know I would have been over-the-moon if I had gotten a ride in. Great work!
    2330 days ago
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