Friday, April 22, 2011

Full Lane Cycling - Good Friday Ride

 Joined some riders from the South Shore at Hubbards to ride the Aspotogan pennisula on this holiday Good Friday. Under sunny, albeit windy, skies with temperatures hovering around 4C the large group departed en masse heading counter clockwise.

  As with all larger groups it took a few kilometers and some hills to separate the riders into appropriate sized packs based on ability. I ended up in a lead group of five cyclists and we remained intact for the duration of the 50 kilometre loop.

  Strong riders all it was a pleasure to ride with them on relatively quiet rural roads.We were able to ride the full lane for much of the route which is a pleasant change from the chaos of HRM roads. It was a good training pace for most of the ride on a course that is quite challenging between the rolling hills and gusting winds.Despite that the scenery was grand and it was a fun morning on the bike.Ended up with a 30.7 kph average. Not too bad for April.

  First race of the season is just over two weeks away. Hosted by Breakaway Cycling the Spring Classic will be on a new course in Falmouth and will consist of a prologue and road race. Might try and do a recon of the course before the start but it might very well come down to a last minute drive thru the morning of the race.

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