With the dubious forecast this morning, I'll admit that I wasn't expecting to see that many people at the grinder. My apprehension turned to elation when I pulled up at 7:30 and saw 14 people waiting to go! :)
We began our ride heading straight north into a very challenging, gusty headwind. We kept a very strong pace through the wind, taking short turns at the front to keep the group together and in good stead. Once we turned south on Ninth Line, we were able to kick our pace up. There were some good stretches where the group was cruising in the 55-60km/h range. We had definitely earned the opportunity to ride that speed! Anyway, thank you to everyone for coming out for what I'll call our first taste of autumn. Please feel free to comment about your experience.
Steve, Kerri, Brian, and James: I hope you made it home safe and had a good time overall.