Friday, July 6, 2007

Complete with Escort

The Thursday night ride was again a spirited, long, hammerfest. Nothing gets your legs ready for triathlon like these intervals and running afterwards. We have been averaging 35 people each ride in a mix of road cyclists and triathletes. Our ages range from 18 to 83. Our experience ranges from "I'm trying to loose weight", "I'm thinking of racing one day" to "I've raced in the Ironman World Championship" and "I just won the State Criterium Championship" and all points between. Last night we had a new rider, the Honorable Mayor Craig Johnson. Craig (as I know him) LOVES CYCLING, and is always ready to talk cycling. This is why this year we have one of the richest cycling races in the United States the Tour of Elk Grove.
As we completed our warm up laps, we noticed unmarked police cars monitoring traffic as they normally do. Tonne Road is known for cars to speed (as are bikes). As we passed the police cars I noticed that two cars had become four cars. At the end of our first interval, the police were now blocking traffic so we wouldn't have to wait for traffic to clear and around we went again. We waved to the police officers, said 'thank you', was one of the most fun times I've had on a bicycle!

Hey Mayor...6pm EVERY Thursday. He's not a bad rider either.

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