Justin and Shawn were challenging and pushing each other so we kind of left Charlie and Kathryn behind. I rode in the front and the pace was a little slower than I would normally have gone but I was enjoying the social element so I had fun riding out of the saddle in big gears and slow cadence. I didn't do any research but I opined that this was good training for muscular strength and didn't do much for aerobic improvement. A couple times I did a little acceleration in my big gear and was satisfied to see that it worked.
Then with 1 mile to go I went full-gas and tied my best ever Split 6 Segment on Strava. Almost 10,000 people are slower than me!
MY CURRENT PLACE
Wildlife Encounter: Two baby deers on The Approach (ridiculously cute), and one big buck on the hillside above The Bump.
|Guy with a Triple Bypass jersey passed us here.|
|This guy had special shorts with a semi-transparent panel that showed everybody how muscular his buns were.|