|The ride start was nicely organized.|
|Riding along the beach.|
|One of the life guard huts along the beach.|
The first half of the ride with that tailwind made everyone feel like champs. Then we turned around and headed back...into that head wind. Our Saturday group rides gave Al and me a new system for taking turns in the lead. We just formed a pace line of 2. Using our newly learned signals, we could switch places smoothly. It was a big improvement for our riding, and it kept us moving at a good speed with each of us having enough time to recover between turns at leading.
The Frank Stark Ride won my heart with by doing a couple of things really right:
- The organization of the start was the best of any one-day ride we've been on.
- They handed out individual wet, ice cold paper towels at rest stops and at the finish. Wiping off the sweat with those icy towels really hit the spot.
- They had a Good Humor ice cream truck at the finish with free ice cream for riders.
|Free ice cream for riders!|
Oh, yes. There was a bet that I wouldn't post a post-ride picture of myself--sweaty and sans makeup. Ante up, guys. I'll be expecting you to pay up. Really.