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Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday Training Ride

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...



  1. Thanks for the update Gary! I'm surprised you didn't mention the wind coming back. Dawn & I had to head west for about half a mile and that was rough enough. Glad you made it back safely. I'll upload the photos in a few days.

  2. The wind was bad at first as we headed due west, but wasn't as bad when we turned south. Also the clouds cleared and the wind seemed less as we got closer to Geist.

    Looking forward to seeing the photos!

  3. I have to point out that Kevin did have his own map, as did Dan, Gary & Tony. So don't feel too sorry for them about using the wrong map.


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