A few of us met at Kyla's house which is just one mile from the big group meeting location. I walked into Kyla's house in my lime green top and she was so disappointed that she had chosen an orange top to wear. A few minutes later, Maja showed up and she also was wearing a lime green jersey. Kyla promptly changed into her green top so that we could all match! Poor AJ and Mandy didn't get the color memo so we'll have to work on that for next time.
|Post ride: Kyla, Maja, and me|
The guys had selected a 30 mile route that is a loop that isn't the most conducive for shortening. The girls were all wanting to do around 20 miles so we decided to take another route that wasn't quite as long. We wanted something a little more leisurely (in pace!) but still a good workout so we chose a route with several hills. Kier joined us because it was his first outdoor ride in a while and Danielle was another addition to our group.
We had a great time riding except for all the bugs that we seemed to be inhaling. So gross! It was Danielle's first time to ride up Slaughter Pen hill and she was tough doing a standing climb for quite a bit of the hill. It is one of our toughest hills and always is humbling! We got a good 20 miles in and were on our way back to Kyla's for dinner when we spotted a Segway coming towards us. We had to add on an extra block in order to check this out...the guy was totally motoring along!
|This is what's left after 4 girls tackle some chicken salad! |