20 pax showed up for a Q-less run/ride this morning. Lab Rat knew about the empty slot and came prepared, calling the Carillon route. Marv gave the flying assist calling for the Carillon route in reverse! Splinter was maintaining the official clock, so when YHC turned to him regarding time, he said GO.
The reverse Carillon route is such a classic because it forces the 6 milers to commit the extra 3/4 of a mile right off the bat (5 mile route is actually 5.25). This gives the route a bit of a fox v. hare scenario, where the 5 milers (hares) are wanting to stay out in front of the 6 milers (foxes). Sometimes you win, sometimes you get eaten. This morning, the 5 milers fared pretty well against the 6 milers, with a good majority finishing in front of MARV, who led the way on the long route this morning. Splinter is recovering from losing 7 pounds somehow after getting his wisdom teeth pulled. I didnt think you could shave 7 pounds of Splinter without removing a limb.
Awesome to see some old faces out again….Sippy Cup, Aisle 5, and Pucker. Cake is visiting from Roanoke, and (smartly) brought his bike along to get in some miles with the GEARS folks. BRR season is upon us, guys! Great job to all this morning.
Lab Rat Apologizes…