With all the storms we’ve had lately and a warning from the National Weather Service about scattered storms, we set out on a figure 8 route that would allow a quick exit in case thunderstorms rolled in.
A wind from the deep south blew an old friend to the Deerfield TT tonight and he rode the haboob all the way north to McClellan Farm Road and back down south to the River Road fire hydrant near the grass court tennis players.
Early morning rain gave way to a beautiful day for riding up Clesson Brook Rd, but what happened to Tim our ride leader?
After a delayed start due to weather, the conditions could not have been nicer. Five of us – 3 members of the old guard, including yours truly, Rob S., and Don F., and 2 new riders, Julius and Felix – left the Academy at a few minutes after 10.
We had 7 riders push off under sunny skies this week.
We had great weather for our first official Northampton Cycling Club Thursday Night Gravel Group Ride.
As is typical, the town lines punctuated our return to Northampton. As we approached the first one, I was pretty toasted already and chose to sit back and watch the shenanigans. I saw Ben J. drop back from the front, slotting into about the 6th or 7th spot and thought, “he’s going to take this one”…
It was a hot one, with temperatures at about 92 degrees at the start. There was an initial warning about the heat and the need to accommodate.