Wow, what a big group! Finally!
We meandered down south Lake Washington and hit the pit stop at Coulon Park where we broke into three intensity groups. I hopped on to the first group just to see how long I would last and it wasn’t very long at all. WTF was I thinking? Halfway up McDonald hill I popped something fierce and knowing I still had to make it home in one piece I sat up and watched the group go. I snapped it into my 46-25 and just spun my way up to the top. Jeff D had turned around to pick up the stragglers and we met up with half of group one on May Valley when we put it on cruise control. I had just gotten to the front and locked in a good tempo when I heard “FLAT!” Poor Jeff flatted his front, probably due to the insane amount of glass on Coal Creek… it was pretty bad. I looked at my watch and did a little calculation in my head and I knew I needed to turn around now as Annabelle had a vet follow up for her leg. So when I knew JD had the flat under control, I waved adios to them and reversed course.
I kept it on Coal Creek all the way back to Factoria and mostly held above 300 watts. Felt like I had found a good zone and something I could keep for a good chunk of distance. There’s a pretty good descent on Coal Creek that I lost my wattage but ended up passing a couple cars to keep up the spirit. I shot around Mercer Island and then did another half of it before cruising back into Leschi.
Good ride. A lot of teammates out. 49 miles map below.
Bike -Windsor Rain 46-34 x 11-25
Breakfast – 2 hard boiled eggs, PB toast, cheese and water
Ride Food – 2 bottles of water
Average watts 230
weight – 169
Another team ride tomorrow is heading up to Monroe… I think I’ll start with the team but split off in Kenmore to ride around the lake.