Battling an illness for the past week has kept me off the bike. This week, though still not feeling one hundred percent, I decided to get out on the bike. I chose the C group which turned out to be a fine choice. It was leisurely, but there were some moments of speed and we still managed to find some hills. My goal is to become a B group rider, but I just don’t feel like I have the energy.
The ride was good because a storm had blown through the night before and the air had that nice smell that comes after a rain in the country. The roads were mostly clean, though some gravel had piled up. We managed to find some newly paved sections and got to turn on the speed a little.
The Perfect Moment in this ride was when several members of our group (not me) saved a turtle that was crossing McCowan road. The cars blasted along quite quickly and it could have been dangerous for the turtle. I know they have hard shells, but can they stand up to a 2000lbs car traveling at 100km/hr (which is above the speed limit for that road, but who is kidding who?)? The members of the C group are awesome and need to be saluted.
After the ride, I was completely wiped out. I laid down and was prepared to fall asleep, but my cat had other ideas. My resting and his need for a treat were obviously incompatible.