Ride – 63 miles U Village to Snohomish and back, click above to view the route
Bike – BMC SL01, 51 35 Qrings x 11-23 Ksyrium SL wheels
Breakfast – 1 piece of bacon, toast and coffee
Ride Food – 1 small bottle of cytomax, 1 small bottle of water and half a powerbar
Weight – 167
Start time was 8am from U Village. I thought about starting from West Seattle but it would have meant waking up SUPER early, too much clothing and 20 pounds of lighting gear so I opted to drive. As we rolled out of UV my legs felt tired and heavy so I hung at the back for a few miles to warm them up. We had a great group and I was able to snap a few shots before the batteries died.
As we hit Seattle Hill Road the visibility went to almost zero. The fog was so thick I was really worried about cars not being able to see us and pulling out on to the road in front of us. Obviously Martin and GReg didn’t really feel the same way beacuse they flew past me like I was standing still so what else to do but chase them down?
Lowell was a rolling pace line to the top of River and I sat on the back with Dustin and Jeff while we let everyone else do the work. Well, we sat on the back until the overpass when Dustin and I pulled out and he gave me an awesome lead out for the sprint. Chalk that one up as the first (and possibly ONLY) for the season ;-)
The trip back was fairly calm until 156th and Martin tried for a solo run. Greg and a few other chased him down and had a great sprint to the top, I eased off as I just wanted to MAKE IT to the top. My legs were fried and I needed a little extra to get home.
All in all a good ride. We have a strong team (especially Alex… Holy !#$*) Good times to be had, hope I feel decent for tomorrows ride.