We started the day at the Academy under vaguely threatening skies with seven riders — myself, Don, Andrew, Mike, Philip, and new club members and first-time SMR riders Alan and Carl.
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It was a small group this evening with only four riders: Zinj, Damon, Ron and me. The weather was beautiful and we were all excited to get the first Thursday night ride of the season off to a good start.
Another awesome turnout at the start (for such a chilly day)- I counted 18 or so, and a couple of new faces. On Bay Rd a bit of the pent up winter/spring energy gapped the paceline a bit, but not for too long.
Unfortunately, our traditional NYD ride leader David Goodwin could not make it this year- but for a good reason- preparing for ‘cross nationals. So, but default I guess I was chosen to plan out a route and lead.
While some may say it is too cold in the morning to do these rides, I say suck it up and enjoy. The roads are still (relatively) clean and salt free, so why not take advantage?
Well, no ghosts or goblins on this ride today. Just tired legs.
Well, so much for optimism. At least there was no rain (or snow) today! The temperature started at about 38F in Northampton, and never really moved above 40F the whole day. And about that full, warming sun? Not much of it.
First I have to apologize for not making it clear that today’s ride was really an extended Super Saturday to preview Greylock. I should have put in bold text that the mileage would be 120+, much more than listed at 70-90.