By Tim Cary
Published 12/02/2012; Updated 10/28/2021

by Tim_Cary » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:37 pm

Four bold souls showed up today: Chris (with his new Felt ride), Mike, Roberto (sans Pinarello), and myself.

The weather did not even come close to the forecast. We had 37 degrees F at the start with dense fog and light drizzle.

Our route was the traditional Wednesday Night Ride. The only thing that changed the entire ride was the temperature. It fell to a very raw 32 degrees F and stayed there until we reached Rocky Hill Rd on the way back, where it warmed to a toasty 34! The fog and drizzle never let up.

One quick pit stop at the BookMill helped us warm up and recharge.

We were a pretty quiet bunch I thought- either because our mouths were freezing or we were concentrating on keeping a warming pace. Chris hit the gas a few times, including getting out of our sight on the Taylor Hill Rd climb, to test out his new ride he claims. 😀

Not too much more to say- it was a miserable day (you know, one off those where you get soaked through, cold toes and fingers, and full of road sand and salt), but a good ride. Thanks for braving the elements and coming out guys. Hopefully back to the scheduled program next week.


by Chris deHahn » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:56 pm

Yes, it was miserable. Kudos to Tim for even going after doing the Hot Chocolate Run. But it was the weekend, there was no ride on Saturday, and I had a new frame and wheels to test out. I had to hose it all down when I got home. All is well. What a dedicated group of nutcakes we are.


by Michael Stamm » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:50 pm

I too had a great ride and enjoyed the camaraderie. However I didn’t find the conditions that miserable, aside from keeping the road spray and dirt out of my mouth! Beats training indoors any day!