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Excellent weekend warm-up ride yesterday; Chris hamming it up.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

October
17
2015

I usually do a fairly spirited ride on Friday mornings, which I call the “Weekend Warm-up”. My buddy Sebastian almost always joins me on these rides, and sometimes a few other friends like Christopher and Rafael can make it, too. We usually ride between 40 and 50 miles, and it’s generally a fairly aggressive ride.

Unfortunately it’s been awhile since Christopher has been able to make one of these Friday rides. Chris is a full-time college student, he works and is also an avid cyclist and runner. He’s not only very fast, he’s got a great sense of humor and is always willing to lend a hand whenever he can. Some of you may recall a ride not too long ago, on which I broke a spoke. Chris is the dude who took several hours out of his day just to bring me me a spare wheel (by motorcycle) so I could continue the ride (that story is here).

Chris is a great addition to any ride, so Sebastian and I were excited to hear that his Friday morning schedule is now free, and he was able to resume riding with us.

We had a great time joking around, but we also put down some nice watts, each of us taking some strong pulls. Chris apparently had enough energy left to do some aerobics late in the ride:

Chris had me and Sebastian in stitches on yesterday's ride. Case in point. This is a good candidate for a "Caption this" contest.

Chris had me and Sebastian in stitches on yesterday’s ride. Case in point. This is a good candidate for a “Caption this” contest.

 

If any locals want to join us on these Friday rides, just let one of us know–the more the merrier. We do between 40 and 50 miles, with total ride averages between 22 MPH and 23 MPH, about 1,500 feet elevation, rolling averages 26+ MPH (faster in sections).

Speaking of riding, I need to get some food in me and get the wheels rolling. Looks like a nice morning!

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