Small group tonight - assorted excuses.
I told Kevin a good training ride would be to go easy for the first 4-1/2 miles and then hit it hard for the last 2 miles. He said OK, but his effort level 11 is not noticeably different from his 6.
So I'm discussing how to psyche yourself up for a hard effort like that, and preparing to enter the pain cave and right at 2mtg, Punkin Jay passes us. Now his cruising speed is about the same as my 15-minute max effort speed so it was perfect timing until I faded out after Chainbuster. Kevin only had about 10 minutes of max effort in him so he ran out of gas a little earlier.
Wildlife Encounter: Heard an owl at Junction but didn't see him. Saw a deer on one of the switchbacks on the way down but he stayed off the road. And a couple turkeys playing chicken.
|Jay has 20 pairs of Lion of Flanders socks.|
|Kevin and Rhys do The Bump|
|This guy called out, passed safely, and then waved.|
|This guy didn't call out and passed way too close. |
Like he was telling me I should move over to
the slow part of the road with the other Freds.
Then he barely stayed in front of me and I could easily
have passed him back.