Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rascally Flats

Although I had a rehearsal at 7 pm Wednesday night, the weather was too good to stay home, so I rushed home from work, threw on the kit, and went out to get some miles in, with the idea that I would finish my ride at the bench at 5:30 so I could roll out with the teamFIRE ride.

My plan was to ride with the group as far as LSW, then turn east and head home. Adrian was planning on going as far as Saltillo before turning back because he had to finish early as well, so I decided to go with him out to Saltillo. Jace led us out on 14th street, with me second wheel. After Jace finished his pull, in the middle of my pull, Adrian attacked and flew up the road. I decided to pick up the pace to see if we could catch him. The group got going pretty good at about 24 mph, and I pulled off to rotate back. Just after I resumed my place behind Jace, I hit a big rock with my front wheel, and the dreaded pfffffttt sound starts. Now, the last two times I rode with Jace last fall, I got flats. I don't know if it's time to replace my tires or if I should just go home when I see Jace show up for a ride :)

Saturday looks like the only nice day coming up in the next four or five - anybody up for a ride out to Bennet - take the rollers home through Roca? Looks like the wind is going to be out of the SSE and is light in the morning, picking up through the day. I was thinking of maybe starting at the bench at 10:30 am - we can decide there if we want to go east on hwy 2 and do the rollers last with the wind, or if we want to go south first and do the rollers and then come home on hwy 2 with the southeast wind behind us. Let me know if you are interested or have a better or different proposal for route or time - I just want to get 30-40 miles in Saturday and would rather deal with the wind in a group than on a solo ride.

3 comments:

nicol said...

Poor Jace, but you're right, that does happen with him a lot! :)

I might be interested in a ride Saturday morning. I'll let you know either way via email.

Adrian_O said...

Good riding with you Bob! Thanks for coming out.

Bob K said...

It was good fun - glad you were able to ride back with me, Adrian.