Saturday, September 23
Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

River Downs Roller Coaster Part Deux


5 stalwarts escaped the fart sack this Monday morning and attacked the day with a roller coaster of a run.  It was great to get Aisle 5 out to River Run for the first time – we hope to see him back again soon as he continues to log the miles.

YHC has been fartsacking and basking in the rays of the sun for the last two weeks on vacation – with a few workouts mixed in but certainly not maintaining my pre-vacation routine, so what better way to jump back into the saddle then to sign up to Q the first day back.  It was great to be back with the F3 brothers and enjoy a run in the August humidity.

The route was an out and back of about 4.86 miles with two significant hills to provide the ups and downs of the roller coaster ride.  Per, 440ft of gain and 437 feet of loss along the way —

Though, I think Rosie probably got closer to 6 as he smoked the PAX out and doubled back a couple times.  And, Aisle 5 nearly took flight coming down the Queens Grant hill on the way back to the flag.

COT and YHC took us out.

Way to work this morning fellas.  Those hills aren’t easy and hitting the reverse button at the halfway point and attacking the steep hill is always difficult.  It was a pleasure to be back in the fold and an honor as always to lead such a fine group.

No more Gumbo for you!


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  1. Tough route this morning, Gumbo. Well done. I’ve never seen Aisle 5 move like that! Good work today, gents.

  2. That was a BRUTAL run and when I hear DK say you have no idea what your in store for at BRR……hmmmm think I am developing a cough. LOL. Nice route Gumbo. The scenery was beautiful (except for the house with ground erosion) and the deer that almost killed us! Aisle 5 is a monster as usual. 🙂

  3. Gumbo, great route this AM. Halfway through the run I thought, super we ran up the only hill around here and now we can go back to the flag on level ground. Rosie circled back to let me know we were going back the way we came. I had fun today. Thanks for the fellowship.