We finally headed out on the road with Team this Saturday for a training ride. It was a good ride and alot of fun. We had 50 or so people out for the ride and it was really great to see all the people from Team out and ready to roll at 8 am on a Saturday morning. Being that it was way on the other side of Maryland, Noel and I had to drag ourselves out of bed at 6:00 am so we could be on the road at 6:45. We made it on time and had a bit of time to socialize with our teammates. It was good to see everyone -- unfortunately a few people are still on the injured reserve but we should have everyone on the road soon putting back a bunch of miles!
I found a good teammate who rode my pace. Kip is also doing his 4th century and seems like a great guy. We chatted on the road a bit and we able to keep each other company over the last few miles. We weren't stomping on it but we were doing a pretty good clip and it felt good. We did 1620 feet of climbing which is roughly about what we would do at Tahoe if this ride were 100 miles instead of 34.5. We kept a respectable 15.5 mph pace which felt nice and kept the heart pumping.
All in all a very fun ride!!