Scott, Jason and Andy from IL joined the Hermann crew (Louie, Baumstark brothers, Jose and I) for a fun filled day of gravel. Only one missing was Shaun who was not up for a long day on the open road.
Hit up some new gravel down South this time around for a nice 57 miles. Did not seem like alot of climbing but we ended up with over 4000 ft.
Few highlights of the day was when Jason showed us his mad skill on the cross bike. I will tell you this was the third take as I kept screwing up the camera. His other two attempts prior this this was perfect.
Boy that had to hurt! Jason shot up off the ground and all was OK. I going to bet he will be feeling that tonight/ Monday AM.
Another odd sight was the couple in their car coming down the gravel road both sitting in front seat with the gale looking out the back window. Gee, wounder what those two were up to?
One thing that cracks me up is from time to time we come across a "good old boy" in his truck giving a look like we just ruined his day by having to wait or go around us or wait as we pass by to fit down a narrow section of road. Today we had one such truck owner who gave us a great go to hell look. I realize we just added 30 seconds to his life he will never get back by having to wait for us, but really, come on, smile a bit more guy.
For me, today's ride started and ended great. My nutrition plan was spot on, never felt stressed and kept in control all day.
Few days stuck in side early this week but the weather looks great as the weekend approaches.