As promised by the weather channel the temperature was 55 as we saddled up and headed south on Mann Rd at 7 am on this foggy Mother's day morning!
The traffic was light, the company was great with Nathan, Kate E and Sam joining me (half of our riders were mothers!)
So we did something a little different this morning and may give it a go on future rides, as it got us off of Mann Rd and out of the traffic, but I am getting ahead of myself. We rode out through Booklyn, with a short stop at 44 to shed a layer as we were well warmed up by then.
A quick trip to the top of Observatory and we were headed back to SWW in short order. I commented that it seemed like the hill had gotten easier as Sam and Kate made it look that way. :) We followed Bottom Rd out of Brooklyn and were quite pleased to have another hill when we made our left off of Bottom to head back in the general dirction of home.
We zig zagged through the country, crossed Centenary Rd and then completed the ride staying north of Centenary on the roads less traveled. Nathan and I got a case of the droppsies, with me dropping the mirror off of my glasses (recovered) and Nathan loosing his glasses. (so if you find a pair of glasses laying beside the road (on Paddock Rd) they are Nathan's.
We sort of experienced some precipitation, enough to mess up our glasses, but it really felt more like condensation from the fog to me. We stopped briefly somewhere along the route and broke chomps, for our Sunday morning communion (I thought I videoed the event, but messed it up, next time).
We ended up with almost 32 miles and a 14.5 mph average, with an ending temperature of 59! All in all a great ride with great company!