Jason isn’t exactly new to the ride; he’d shown up maybe a year or so ago, but looks like me might be seeing him on a more-regular basis. This morning, while everyone else was being a bit lazy, Jason took the lead up Kings, with me trying to keep him in sight. He does bring down the age curve quite a bit at 31, but it’s not such a bad thing for the more “experienced” in our group to believe that we can keep up with the up & coming, even if they’re just playing with us.
Let’s see, who did we have today… Kevin (pilot), Eric, Jason, MarkP, Joe & Karen. The other Kevin was claiming to have had not enough sleep because his dad suggested watching a world war II movie (Downfall) and he had to survive through both school and work afterward. Sigh.
A little bit warmer each day, still bone-dry (I think we’ve only had a couple rides the past few months where there was even a hint of moisture on the roads), and it appears that January, despite the ridiculously-nice weather, remains an “easy” month with nobody really pushing too hard on the climbs.
Life is good.