The last couple of Flat Thursday and Saturday training rides out of Coxhall Gardens in Carmel have been great!
Alicia and Sharon joined Richard, Kerry , and me about a week ago and it was a blast...
We rode ~ 33 miles. The weather was great even a bit of the wind :). It was one of Alicia's first rides this summer and her toe is good to go ! Richard had a chain issue (pin came out) and had to stop about 30 miles in. But that's what I love about our group! We made sure he was safely off the road, then went back and picked him up with the car. (Quick fix and he was riding again Tuesday).
Saturdays are some of my favorite training rides. This past Saturday, we started about 8am and rode about 38 miles. It was bit windy but the pace and challenge was a perfect! We increase the miles over the summer to at least 100 to prepare for our bigger rides. We stick together and look out for each other...no drops! But we can still ride our own ride. We support and challenge each other. We even ride back to see how others are doing (as a frequent recipient of this...it's awesome!). We have places to stop for ice and breaks. Kevin maps a great course :).
Above: At the start...Coxhall Gardens. (L-R: Tony, Gary, Kevin, Anne)
Below: then a brief mid way stop at Ricker's in Sheridan
(L-R: Anne, Gary, Kevin, Tony)
If you haven't tried Flat Thursdays, come join us!