Like most of my longer rides over the past year, i need to roll out early.
I posted looking for local riding buddies but too little too late. I expected a solo spin around St. Pete.
I prepared all of my supplies for the next day. Maybe 50-60 miles planned.
I slowly decided to change my plans as the pace picked up. I ran into a few fellow cyclists.
They were heading towards St. Pete’s Sat. AM group ride at 8:30.
Apparently they had some steam to blow off and were already ape’n it.
One woman recognized me from 2009’s FM24.
Elizabeth Morse Hill had the fastest women’s lap that year.
This photo caught the CAT6 comments on instagram that it deserved.
As soon as that bridge dropped… Sprint!
I rolled with various pelotons downtown, down to Ft. Desoto and back north before I headed home.
Not before this guy road me off his wheel.
I snapped a few photos of some of the ride that caught my eye. The Moots is a always a looker.
Plus I’m a sucker for integrated stem and bars!
My only hill. The Bellaire Causeway back to Largo.
The route & stats.
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My ride ended with a short jaunt with my nephew adding 2.4 miles and an outdoor shower!
Not bad for a first day. I am still on the fence about tomorrow and its 2am now…