I got a great email in my inbox earlier this week. My cycling club is now able to operate. Of course, we have to have smaller groups, staggered starting times (and actually staggered, not leaving a couple of minutes later) and different meeting places to really stagger those meeting times. And, sadly, no drafting.
Despite all these regulations, I quickly signed up (registration and insurance) and signed up for a ride. Currently my ride has a rather small number of people. If I were more sure of my abilities, I would probably join another (better…faster) but I don’t know if that group is a little better and faster or a lot better and faster. With social distancing, it is likely that they leave me in the dust and I might get lost. I’ve been cycling around here for a few years, but I am still rather horrible about where we are when we are cycling.
Regardless, getting set to do some group cycling is Today’s Perfect Moment.
In other cycling news…..
I went to my local cycling shop to buy another pair of bib shorts. I bought my last pair from the shop and really liked them. I have decided that I need more pairs of these so I can do more rides–with the club or without the club.
While at the shop, actually outside the shop since they weren’t letting anyone inside, I heard some interesting news. They were all sold out of bikes that cost less than 5000 dollars. I don’t know if that was because so many people bought bikes, or if there has been a lack of production–if anyone knows about this, I would love some insight. They said they wouldn’t be getting anything until August or September and that these would be next year’s models.
They didn’t have the shorts in my size, so I was forced to order the same one from the cycle shop on the internet. I wanted to support my local shop, but they didn’t seem to really want to help me and didn’t even offer to order what I wanted. I was thinking of upgrading my helmet and getting a new pair of gloves….while I need to try those on, I may have to find a different shop.