Nigel’s back from the UK, although we didn’t see much of him as he went quickly off the front from the start. Marcus and George would have been the likely suspects to haul him back, but not today. Actually, I don’t really know what went on up front as Karl, Eric, George & Marcus headed up the road at a pace I wouldn’t be holding past the first couple of corners. Keven and JR had dropped back behind, JR by choice, Kevin… Kevin just wasn’t feeling like the regular Kevin this morning.
When I got to the section shown above, it wasn’t looking like I could get a great time so I circled and waited a bit for Kevin. Not much to be concerned about though, as he recovered pretty strongly on West Old LaHonda, chasing after Nigel & Karl. They were out of sight much faster than expected, with Kevin afterward expressing a bit of disappointment that he wasn’t closer to a personal PR on Strava for the segment. The things that matter so much when you’re young… sigh… nothing really changes as you get older, does it?
Pretty nice ride overall, getting back to the start by 9:17, a minute ahead of the normal schedule. Doesn’t look to be the case for Thursday’s ride though, as they’re saying a bit of rain. Just like last Thursday. A bit of rain is the worst; annoying, slippery roads, and no real credit for the effort like you get when it really pours on you. Not only that, but it’s scheduled to end shortly after the ride. Unfair!