I decided to gift myself with a long Saturday ride out in the Eastern Shores of Maryland, and man was it gorgeous. I drove out to Tuckahoe State Park and rode out to Dover, DE and back, making a figure eight. On the way out (W-E) I had a good tailwind and was flying. The way home was into the wind and much, much slower. The Colnago performed beautifully, and aside from a flat right at the turn around in Dover, it was a perfect ride. The Strava of the ride is below.
Today, I drove out to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in DC to see my friend Erin Silliman race. Erin's an old high school friend of mine who picked up cycling maybe 5 or 6 years ago, and in that time has rocketed to racing Cat-1 on both road and cyclocross. Today, she raced hard and finished on the podium alongside (among other all-star women) Laura vah Gilder. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to stick around to watch Erin's boyfriend Greg race. Some pictures I took from today's race (sorry, all I had was my phone with me)
|Erin on her way to the podium. Greg is over there on the right in the blue shorts cheering her on.|
|No cross race is complete without some tutus|
|Nice wheels, E!|
|This is steeper than it looks.|
|Little downhill that some people got air on.|