Saturday, November 24, 2012

Post-Thanksgiving Frostbite Ride

There was just one lonely rider on our post-Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Ride today... and that would be me! (Frostbiters Paul and Joan are retiring their bikes for the season, and Sheldon is traveling.) I made my way over to the Salem start by 7 a.m. to see if Lucy was waiting. (But no... No Lucy.) I waited 5 minutes and then hoped to catch Ducky on the bridge... but no... no Ducky. Our frostbite riders are dwindling!

So, it was a solo ride for me out to Beverly Farms, (a 22 mile loop), and coffee and oatmeal at the Dunkin Donuts. (They have nice comfy leather arm chairs, granite tables and a flat screen TV! You gotta love Beverly Farms...) After my coffee break, I headed back to Swampy, taking the back roads through Prides Crossing and spooking an enormous deer on the side of the road. The thing was huge and could have knocked me off my bike! It had antlers! :)

It was a relatively mild day, 44 degrees, despite a very brisk headwind at times -- and my team's a bunch of wimps for not riding. Next week, I think I'm moving the start time to 8 a.m! There's no reason for me to be heading out at 6:30 a.m. for a 7 start if I'm riding alone.