Never got around to writing about Tuesday’s ride! Warm enough no need for leg warmers, had JR, Kevin, Kevin, Mark P, Karen and Marcus with us. Kevin (younger Kevin, not the pilot) was a bit apprehensive about being out there; hadn’t slept too well the night before after breaking up with his girl friend a day before. By the end of the ride Kevin was feeling much better about things.
This morning… didn’t go quite so well. We had JR, Karen and Scotty and younger Kevin. Younger Kevin started feeling pain in his side after starting up Kings, and it got progressively worse as he climbed. I sent everyone else on up ahead and rode with Kevin as far as the clearing before deciding turing around and heading back made sense, because otherwise, at his pace, we wouldn’t finish the ride for a day or two. I suspect that Kevin’s still feeling the effects of his breakup… I think he’s feeling better about the world each day that passes, but I can remember what it was like, way way way back in the day.
Meantime, I’m left with wondering how beautiful it must have been up on Skyline this morning! Very rarely do I ever start up a hill and turn back. Hate that.