I’m sorry it’s been so long since my last posting here; I’ve been meaning to provide more timely updates. Seems that the last week just got away from me (again), but here we are! At nearly the middle of June already. Wow, once summer finally comes on, it seems to pass with increasing speed.
The first two rides (last month) went well… well, that is until Robert’s rear derailluer cable (it’s always the rear one) broke as we were making our way back from our first outing on the Lucy Trail near SFCC (my references to Polly Judd we completely off the mark!). Luckily we didn’t have far to go and he was able to power through like a champ on a single-speed — in the biggest gear — back to Life Center. And the second outing turned out to be a solo ride, as unanticipated vehicle difficulties put me at the trailhead later than planned. I actually hope no one showed up (and left disappointed) on that one! The good news is, despite those minor setbacks, the trails are in good shape and it’s a great time to get your tires dirty. Come on out if you can!
I’ve looked ahead and am providing advance notice of the next 4 (four!) rides coming up, to be held every other Tuesday evening starting this Tuesday (June 11). I plan to hit our favorites — the South Hill (starting at Polly Judd Park), Beacon Hill, and Riverside in the Seven-Mile and Nine-Mile areas. So let’s start with the one I just re-familiarized myself with, the upper part of Riverside. We can make it as long and simple or challenging as you feel up to, so if you haven’t been on your bike for a while, this ride is for you.
Date: Tuesday, June 11
Meet at: First (dirt) parking lot off of the parkway access road south of the Seven Mile Bridge, past the horse corral. This is NOT the Wilbur trailhead parking, but just slightly north of there.
Time: Meet up at 6pm, roll out by 6:15
Bring: Helmet, water, sunscreen, bug repellent
Route: A 10-12 mile (max) Mostly rolling singletrack, a few hills, about 90 minutes max depending on how everyone is doing
Come on out to enjoy some fellowship and bring a friend!
Meantime, is anyone else up for leading a ride at your favorite locale? Work constraints are limiting me to twice-monthly Tuesday rides, but please let me know if you have something planned for a weekend and I’ll get the word out.
Questions, comments, suggestions? Call or email me here! Conditions are excellent right now and the wildflowers are stiil out there to be enjoyed! Have a blessed week and hope to see you soon.
In His grace,