Saturday started fantastic. ended up at U Village a little early so I sat with a cup of coffee and people watched. Aaron showed first and we chatted a bit about his new Veloforma until the ret of the crew rode in. We picked up a few more at Logboom and off we went. Somewhere on West Lake Samammish, my rear wheel started howling, stopping the group. IT happened a couple of times and instead of making the guys wait for me I let them ride away, focusing on my own problem and not wanting to ruin their ride. I was a victim ofa non lubricated freehub which now means I need to keep myself from coasting. No biggie really so I continued to Squak Mountain. It was a good ride even if I did half by myself. Amazed there is still bits of snow on Squak. Sheesh!
Ride – 90 miles
Bike – Flyte SRS2 50-32 x 11-23 Ksyrium SL
Breakfast – water, coffee and a scrambled egg
Ride Food – Small bottle of water, large bottle of PowerBar Endurance and a gu shot
Stats -167 pounds. Max HR 197, resting 44
Sunday was a later start as the IJM.org Racing team had a photo and vid shoot with King 5 as well as some interviews about FareStart and IJM.org. Video and story can be seen here. Yes, that is me sprinting with John N and yes that is Martin’s butt in full effect. We ended up breaking up into a north and south end ride and split about U district. My group did the south end/ Mercer loop and started pretty much at race pace. Dustin drug us all the way down to Renton AND won the sprint. Jeff went a tad early and I tagged on to Kurt’s wheel as hestarted to fade. By the time I came around Kurt, Dustin was just too far away to catch before the line. Dustin is in incredible shape right now. It’s scary. On Mercer Island I dropped my camera after I took my pull and had to go back for it. The group kept on going so it was me playing catch up for the rest of the Island. Thankfully they waitied for me at the bridge and we ended the ride somewhat together.
Ride – 50 miles
Bike – BMC SL01 51-35 qrings x 11-23 Neuvation wheels
Breakfast – coffee
Ride Food – 2 small bottles of water, cliff shot and a gu shot
Stats -167 pounds. Max HR 195, resting 48