Given the brisk winds out of the SSW, this might not have been the wisest course selection. We tore it up on the northbound leg (apart from a couple mechanicals from Jonathan, including an exploding front derailleur, expertly removed) , but after turning for home, the cold wind was brutal, and the pace dropped significantly. Chris split off to head back towards Belchertown on 116, and Jonathan and I fought the wind all the way down 47, where I split off to head home on Rocky Hill Road.
We finished with about 36 miles @ 17.5 mph, 1,600′ of climbing.
We’re going to push on into December, so dig out your cold-weather gear and join us next Saturday!