Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 1:30 pm
Mech HS C Ride. 22miles @ 11.6 mph

Cynthia Gorski (L), Dave Kurth, Maggie Emery, Ray Kanth, Alicia Riegel, Chris Ditlow, Howard Davison, Lorna Showers, Mary Beth Yandrasitz , Ed Cashin (S).

Ten riders met on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to enjoy a ride.  Seeing the size of the group Ed volunteered to sweep without me even asking - thank you Ed!  We headed north to Texaco Rd. and then over to the Churchtown area where we stopped at the Rutters for a quick break.  We were happy to be out on such a mild December day and enjoyed socializing with each other.  As we were riding along Baish Rd. we rode past a farm with a bunch of cows peacefully grazing, that is until we showed up.  Once we were along side of them the race began and they took off to see if they were faster than cyclists.  They were going at a pretty good clip, about 12-13 mph and were taking the lead until Ray raced ahead up the hill to surpass them.  We made our way to Brindle Rd. where Ed dropped his chain twice, and we finished up with the sun lower in the sky and casting those long dramatic shadows - I love that time of day!  Maggie, Loran and Mary Beth broke from the group at Sinclair Rd. and the rest of us rode back to the school.  It was a pleasant HBC ride!