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A bit cooler at the start, but beautiful once we got warmed up

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Not too many of us today; myself, JR, Kevin (pilot), Eric, Nigel… No sign of Karen, although we did have a Karl sighting at the end. Pretty easy pace up Kings, partly due to Kevin’s body reacting to over-training. He said he didn’t ride too hard yesterday, never mind that he did both Page Mill and West Alpine.

The fog burned off nicely half way up Kings but still glad to have leg warmers and a base layer.

April. I can safely say that April is the first month of truly great and reliable riding weather. From now through October is pretty darned awesome. A few days here and there without leg warmers, the sun hasn’t set before the shop closes, and it’s up when the alarm goes off at 6:55am. It’s also time to start riding faster, especially downhill, where the dry roads and warmer temps help to keep you loose and fast. Not as fast as Nigel though!

Seven weeks from now Kevin (my son, not the pilot) will be working his way back into shape, missing a lot of great riding weather. Too bad the kidney issue didn’t show up at a more convenient time! Yet it won’t be too long after that that he’s beating me up the hill. Again. Probably by the end of June, just a few weeks before France. That’s cutting it pretty close. ¬†Hopefully not too close.

See it here first!

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So what do you do while waiting at the hospital for someone’s surgery to finish? Work, of course! Trying to get ready for tomorrow’s TrekFest sale, trying to keep things moving along despite life getting in the way. My wife gave me a bad time, saying health first, work second, but without work, you can’t pay for the health. Funny how that is.

The question is, is it “safe” to include inside references to movies that many/most may not have seen? Not that anyone would have an excuse for not seeing “Field of Dreams”, one of the great movies of all time.¬† I can do worse; I could have used Robocop references! Although with this photo, perhaps something out of “War of the Worlds” or “Independence Day” might have worked too. “At this rate, we could be looking at the worldwide destruction of every major city in the next 36 hours.” Guess that might explain the flee from the cities shown in the photo!

Updated, after getting back from the hospital and thinking about it some more, I present V2 (Version 2) below. Missing are movie references, and included “Chain Reaction” by name.
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