Good riding weather, not too hot.
Wildlife Encounter: big buck at Junction. We heard him snorting loudly behind some bushes so I knew he was big even before I saw him.
I rode with Charlie and Shawn until 1 mile to go, and then I went for a Split 6 Personal Record - not knowing what my previous record was, and not knowing how I did until I uploaded the Strava. I beat my previous best (last September) by almost 30 seconds. Kevin and I used to pick one segment to really attack on every Junction, but Kevin hasn't been coming recently so it's all up to me. Now I have to pick another one to attack on next week's ride. For every segment though, my PR is from year 2019, so I'm having a good season!
I expect pretty soon, people will start training for The Challenge, which this year is October 13... only two months away!
|Passed me 1|
|This guy passed me during my PR attempt - slightly demoralizing. Looks like he was a full minute faster over Split 6.|
|Charlie checks his time at the line with his stopwatch function.|
|Shawn lets his Garmin determine his time.|
|JB doesn't use GPS on the bike.|
|When the sun is right about there on the descent, the Perseid meteor showers are coming; |
and that means there are about six Wednesday Night Rides left in the season.
Photo Credit: Shawn
|Charlie and I frequently have coordinating color jerseys... just a cool unplanned coincidence.|