It was Thursday which meant riding through the park and this time, I was determined not to be bringing up the rear. Thankfully, everyone else cooperated, chatting away somewhere behind me while I worked my tail off trying to get up the steep parts without falling apart. I might have even had a decent time for that segment if the upper gate wasn’t still closed (as you can see in the photo), causing us to have to cyclocross around it.
Now it’s time to get the final preparations done for France, which is coming up in just 6 days. Got to start riding the Bike Friday Pocket Rocket again, and get the kinks out of the shifting. Folding a bike up and packing it into a suitcase can be unkind to cables, especially if you do it in a hurry.