We had a good, early morning (7:30 AM... yikes!) training ride on Saturday.
We started with Coach Alex and Dawn (who got up at 5:30 AM to ride 18 miles from downtown Indy to Geist) along with Kevin G., Kevin S., Dan, Tony and special guest Mark Lushell, who hadn't ridden since the August Whitefish ride last year. It was great to see Mark and have him join us for a ride again this year!
We rode as a group from 79th and Oaklandon to Pendleton, where Mark turned around to head back for 30 miles total. The remainder of us rode another 10 miles or so to the outskirts of Middleton, where Alex and Dawn split off to go canoeing in Daleville. I think I heard Dawn mumbling something about portages and 40th birthday parties... we'll need one of them to share the details of the remainder of their adventure...
Dan, Kevin x 2, Tony and I made our way back to our starting point for a total of 52 miles. This despite the fact that Dawn tried to get us lost by "generously" giving her map to Kevin G... We made it a whole 2 miles straight down the road to the Meijer gas station before consulting the map -- "hey, isn't this the map to Daleville?" Nevertheless, we made it in safely, including tackling Florida hill (down, then up... more map issues... don't ask). On the upside, Tony achieved a new personal mileage best. Nice job Tony!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at Southwestway Park on Tuesday... should be a hot and toasty ride through the hills.
Keep your wheels on the road...