Tuesday Night Hammer Ride…

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I’ve heard stories of the Tuesday night hammer ride around Mercer Island and have always brushed it off as a rumor.

Tonight Dustin and I joined in and Holy crap that was fast.

When Patrick Stanko rolled up I got scared.  I haven’t done any speed work since LWV 3 and that feels like ions ago.  I knew there was no way I would be at the front of this group.  Luckily, Patrick rode off.  Probably to make someone else feel really really slow.


We were a group of about 10, rolling counter clockwise around Mercer.  slowly at first over the first two rollers and then settled into a nice pace.  Then Aaron Shaw rolled off the front and it was on.  I sat between 2nd and 5th wheel for most of the first few miles and even road off the front with Aaron and a Second Ascent guy for a bit and then came that short steep hill.  Aaron attacks and then Dustin blows past me on the left.  I fight to hold on to third and get taken out by a Garage.  4th isn’t so bad I guess :-)  We continue on East Mercer until the park and turn around.  On the way back I roll off the front solo on the first false flat and am gone for a half mile before Dustin and Second Ascent flies past me.  Aaron and I sit on the front with Hazzard and just wait for them to come back.  When we finally catch, Aaron puts in a HUGE effort and strings it out bad as we hit the longish hill and I get popped off the back. Thankfully Dustin waits for me and we spin back to Leschi together.

I’m sitting here now with a Mondo Burrito from Taco Del Mar and a Bud Light, contemplating swapping out the bottom bracket on the BMC.  OR I could do laundry.  Clean clothes are overated.

Bike – Flyte SRS2 50-34 x 11-21 Ksyrium SL wheels 

Lunch – Subway foot long tuna, pepperjack on wheat

Ride food – Power bar and a small bottle of HEED

Weight – FAT :-)

Good times!

3 Responses to “Tuesday Night Hammer Ride…”

  • Yeah, but how long did it take to get around the island?!

    Evan — September 30, 2008 at 8:53 pm
  • Who knows… I don’t use a computer after September first :-)

    Brian — September 30, 2008 at 9:00 pm
  • Good times Brian! That will be my last ride until the end of October. I may come back under 180lbs if I am lucky enough to get that parasite again.

    Heavy D — October 3, 2008 at 6:22 pm
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