We had our first hilly training ride on the south side on Tuesday night. The early forecast was predicting rain, but we had nearly perfect weather. Those who ride a lot with me would have recognized my friend, the wind, was along for the ride, so it wasn't quite perfect -- we had a decent head wind most of the way out.
Kate, Heather, Tony, Ted and I set out as a group and enjoyed the rural, rolling countryside of Mann Road. There was a bit of car traffic at the start, but it thinned out as usual as we made our way south. They have recently repaved parts of the route, which was really nice.
Heather turned back at the big hill (see her post below) and the rest of us continued on to our usual destination... the county library in Brooklyn. The ride back in was pretty uneventful, with the wind at our backs most of the way.
Great job everyone!
I look forward to seeing some of you at the Thursday night Nebo Ridge ride -- hopefully the weather will cooperate then too!