The TeamFIRE ride went off with about 17 riders -- a surprisingly large group considering the wind. It was decided a northerly route made sense into the wind, so we headed out to the Kawasaki plant. I lost the group rounding the airport as Nate (I think his name was) dropped his chain on his single-speed moutain bike. I stayed back to check on him -- the chain was irrepairable so he had to call for a ride or hike it. After assuring me he was fine, I rode solo into the wind for probably a mile before seeing the group coming back. The rain clouds were getting more ominous so they decided to turn around and head for home, fortunate for me as it allowed me to catch back up!
A few hearty souls (Jen, Gravy, Megan and myself) stopped for a nightcap at the Grape Vine neighborhood pub at 27th & Stockwell. The brew was cold and tasty.
Good and windy time had by all!
Sidenote -- Alternative July 4th Ride
Jen, myself, BobK and whoever else wants to join us for the alternative July 4 ride. We're meeting at 8 a.m. at Wilderness Perk for a 30-mile or so ride. This would be the group that cherishes sleep and rides a little slower. :)