Hillicious Ride #2 - Another fabulous eveing!

Despite early forecasts calling for dampish conditions, our second Hillicious ride of 2013 was completed under sunny skies.

 

Started with a smaller group this week - no doubt many were wary of the weather.  Looking up, I don't quite know why...

 

Nonetheless, we picked up quite a few riders at Brimley itself as it became more and more obvious that the weather was going to cooperate. 

After a few Brimley repeats (and here's Patryk just before he and I got silly trying to race up the hill - ouch, ouch, ouch!), we finished up with a quick Tour de Scarborough and the leg-and-lung busting Meadowcliff climb.  (How bad is it? Well, the worst part of the hill has a 17% grade.  For comparison, Brimley tops out around 10%.) 

Unfortunately, Jeff spilled the beans on my secret TdS route navigation technique (letting everyone know that there are signs telling us what direction to turn at every intersection) so I`m going to look into mixing things up a bit in the coming weeks. 

Nonetheless, it was another fabulous ride.  Our virtual maglia azzurra (climber/mountains jersey - hey, it's the Giro!) this week goes to Brooke, for quietly banging out four repeats while no one was looking.  The virtual  maglia rosso passion (points/sprinter jersey) goes to Brook`s husband Patryk who calmly responded to all the attacks I made on Kingston road during the return trip, and then pounced when we hit Danforth in a raw burst of power to gap the entire group on the lead into Birchcliff. Brook and Patryk feature in the above photo - they're wearing the matching Organic Athlete kits (how cute is that?).

 

See you all next week!

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