Well we squeezed in one more after work ride, but that was definitely the last one for the year.
Product Review: Mountain Rush e-Gel. This stuff gets a 10 for concept and an 8 for execution. It's a little more tart than the drink, but still tasty. I'll be packing quite a few of these on the Devil Mountain Century in a couple weeks. I have the best luck preventing cramps when I take these e-Gels along with e-Caps from Hammer (and salty stuff and bananas and Cytomax) for a combination of electrolytes.
|Mountain Dew flavored energy gel... |
Me, Seppi, Tall Charlie, Rhys, and Evan tonight. And it was Rhys's first time up this year; too busy with work and two kids going to college I guess.
Rhys and Charlie set a fast pace for the first three miles while we other three held back a bit. After the Ranches it all blew up. Evan took a commanding lead and then me a minute behind, and then about a minute's gap between everybody else.
|Always smiling, not only for the camera|
On the way back down, Rhys flatted his rear tire and we all stopped to wait for him. We did give him a ration for having one of those useless ultra-mini pumps. Then we noticed his spokes were almost all too loose so I did a little roadside tensioning. Then once he got going again, now pretty dark, while leading the five of us down, he ran over a bunny and killed it. I was last in the train at that point and I heard some shouting but I figured they were just pointing out the road kill in the shadows - wasn't until later that they told me Rhys was responsible. He said the thing changed direction after he'd committed to going around the other way and thump-thump, dead rabbit. Rhys has a pretty stout touring bike with substantial tires so no damage to bike or rider.
|And so the sun sets on another season of Wednesday Night Rides,|
and my blogging goes back to once a week.