Easier Training Ride @ 10-2-7. 4th July
We had another new rider out continuing the trend of the last couple of weeks.
Paul G (Griff) did very well, like most first timer’s he faded a bit towards Artist Lane, but that’s normal and he had done a pretty big one the day before so well done Griff.
It was a record turnout; Chris S, Vinney, Rich T, Dave A, Rachel G, Andy R, Eddie G, Jim D, John H, Fozzie R, Jill W, Bennett G, Mike C and myself Fred W making it 15 (why dont we get numbers like that in January?). I had feared that keeping so many together might have been difficult but not so and good marks for discipline to everyone. There were no missed turns for the main event and with stronger riders keeping it steady where necessary any gaps quickly closed up. Just how it should be.
Climbing up Artist Lane Chris and Bennett battled it out with Bennett just making it over the line first and John H making up the podium places. But that effort must have cost Bennett a lot of calories as in the Park tavern later he ordered no less than three portions of chips.
Also joining us in the PT were the Just a Rider’s and Mark W from the fast chain gang. Mark reported that ride had gone well with eight out. In view of the numbers we have been getting at 10-2-7 we could afford to lose a couple of our strongest regulars to the faster chain gang. You know who you are, we would miss you and you would always be welcome back plus you can still join us in the PT for beer and chips.