6 Friendly Fresh Bikers showed up this full moon of a Friday Morning in early June to find and slay some hills.
Route: “The Gun” as it looks like a gun on Strava – Out Cary Street over the bridge and clover leaf back across the James, hard right up Westham Station climb to River, down and up College Road. Hang a left at Three Chopt and right onto Patterson. Fly till we take a right at Hamilton and back to MM on Grove. Finish with a lap around the block.
It was good to ride with my F3 compadres this beautiful morning. YHC pointed out the pending “River Road Hill Bomb” segment. Starting from a stop at the light gave us a disadvantage, however, the PAX did great. Average speed for this 6/10th of mile segment was 33.3 mph, with the KOM clocking in at 38.1 mph – Matt Earman.
Crossing the bridge YHC attempted to work on a rotating pace line. Clavin and Wheelie warmed up to the task. However the rest of the PAX opted to enjoy the James and the moon this fine morning. Coming back and looking to get onto Westham YHC led the PAX in some frogger as he darted across the road.
Westham and Ridge did not disappoint as the climb was steady and long. The PAX did great and YHC swore he saw some smiles on different PAX members. The last big hill for the day was good old UR. YHC haunts in the late 80s. For he YHC the first part felt good, but the meat of the hill did not feel good. Another day will be needed to put the pain on the hill, rather than the pain being delivered as it was today.
The trip down Patterson was fun and fast. Seeing the F3 spirited runners on Grove prompted YHC to add a quick lap around the Mary’s block.
Thanks for the honor and privilege to serve as Q. I am humbled by the opportunity and love seeing new and old friends. As Lab Rat stated, it is morning like this that we are awed by the value of the gift of fitness God has given us.
Here is a view of Wheelie’s ride on Strava:
Notice, how the route looks like a gun…
- Cornhole & Rock ‘N Roll, a ReeseStrong Childhood Cancer event, is this Saturday, June 10 at Marty’s Grill in Mechanicsville. The first band starts at 11 am. The cornhole tournament starts at 12:30 PM. To register or for more information, click here or see Phonics.
- Fudd soiree this Saturday! It will be at his house and M’s are invited. RSCP at his preblast.