After I put my son Otto down for an afternoon nap, I kitted out and rolled out for maybe a 2 hour spin.
I knew I’d head north. No route nor distance in mind and hoped, as it was xmas, that traffic’d be slim.
I learned yesterday that it’d get hot. I suppose weather sites coulda told me too.
No shoecovers, knee/arm warmers nor vests require ’round here. It’d been ages since i rode bare shoes!
Well, after sneakily scoping out some indigenous inhabitants, I ran into lone cyclist.
He was spinning a pretty good pace northbound, right as I considered a U-turn to head home.
Francaise Des Jeux Cycling, in Florida? I followed him of course. No drafting until an introduction.
John was a super cool dude.
He showed me some quiet roads and pretty much towed me back down to Largo.
He has raced for 35 years, formerly built frames, lived by Mt. Ventoux for 2yrs and is fast.
His Wilier was killer. Gotta get a better photo at the 7:30 Ride’n’Roll group ride tomorrow AM.
Thanks once again for letting me sit on your wheel and the friendly and briskly paced ride John!
My second day the Rapha Festive 500 brings the tally to nearly 161 miles.
310 miles (500k) is the goal! Though, I am considering the funny finale of 666km too…
Yesterday’s write up: Rapha Festive 500 2011 | Day 1 | 98.3 Miles