It was sunny and 65 at the start of the ride on Saturday. Several people showed up for the morning ride. It was the first time I rode with Chip all summer. We decided to push the pace and test each other for the sprint line. I had pulled 70% of the 6.5 miles. I was stuck out in front with 0.5 mile to the line. I knew the only way I would get him at this point was to slowly increase the speed. He came around with 200m to go and we were both at max speed. He edged me by a nose. I would get my revenge later at the next sprint line. He was pulling the last mile. I came around with 100m to go and went by him. After riding the 50 mile loop, we decided to ride to Chambers creek and back to finish up the day. I finished with 74miles at 21.1mph.
Yesterday morning I went out for an easy 25 minute run in the morning. Ninety minutes later I was at the pool swimming an easy 2k. After a few errands and a nap, I ran an easy 35 minutes.
I was up early this morning to ride with Chip and Elizabeth. I had to wear arm warmers and gloves because it was in the upper 40s. It was a chill ride. I made a deal with Elizabeth to ride Pot Hill road. It was the first time I have been on that strip in 2 years. The road has deteriorated significantly. I was cruising downhill and saw a pot hole at the last minute. I hit the brakes and tried to avoid it. My rear wheel locked. I started skidding. I tried to get the bike under control, but ended up going down in some soft brush. I checked out me bike and saw the rear wheel had come off. I was lucky to figure this out and have a soft crash. On the downhill decent back home, I accidentally ran over a twig. It hit Elizabeth in the ankle. The rest of the ride was injury free.
After ninety minutes of chilling at home, I went out for another ride. I kept it very very easy. I ended the day with over 4 hours of riding. It was a beautiful day in the northwest.