I got up for my Saturday ride today and felt pretty good. When I arrived at the meeting point, I could see that there was a pretty big turnout. I was even greeted by Terrence, who I hadn’t seen in about two years. Apparently he had had a skiing accident and this was going to be his first group ride in 2 years. I had always liked riding with him, so I looked forward to it.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have a ride leader (again). None of us had the route–I never have the route, so I really can’t cast stones–so someone suggested we take the lake ride–adding that it was only 40kms. This seemed like a pretty short distance, but I wasn’t going to complain. I left that for one person in our group who wanted to ride longer. She, and a few others, joined the B group. Unfortunately for her, she wasn’t up to the pace of the B group and ended up being dropped back to our group. The others managed to hang onto that group, so now I wonder if I made the right decision to stay in the C group.
As stated, in an earlier post, my goal is to become a consistent B rider. The first few weeks of riding made that seem like an impossible dream. However, lately, I have been feeling stronger and I feel I am close to being a B rider. Today probably should have been that day. Maybe if I go out on Canada day, I will make some fitness gains, and I will be more confident.
The ride was pretty easy. I even had time to take more pictures than usual. I easily caught up to the group after taking the photos–which also boosts my confidence.
The only bad thing to report is that I fell while waiting for the road to clear to make a turn. It was a low speed crash, but I felt bad about it nonetheless. My arm has a bit of a scrape, but beyond that I am fine. My body will recover and hopefully so will my pride. My phone also fell, but it came through just fine.
The other bad thing is that Strava stopped recording my route and only gave me credit for 18kms instead of the 57 that I actually rode. Maybe we were going too slow.