We had a pretty good turnout for the first Wednesday ride. Bryan, Andrew, Cory, another guy from the ISU Cycling club who's name I can't remember (sorry - no offense intended - I'm old), and me.
We headed south and east into the wind. On the Cambridge road we were able to get organized and were running a pretty good pace line across the wind. I won't kid you. The pace was fast, damn fast. At one point I dropped from second wheel to the back, because I was gassed. Cool, that's just what I wanted. Bryan and Andrew are really strong riders, and I'm lucky to have a chance to train with them.
We turned with the wind at Cambridge, and the pace picked up to about 30 mph. As we turned back north I was feeling pretty toasted, and apparently Cory was feeling the same. We both decided to let the pack (Bryan and Andrew at this point) get away from us. Cory was still feeling the effects of the SOS ride from the past weekend, and I . . . didn't have an excuse.
It was a good ride with good people. I hope we do it again.
On a related note, I stopped by the shop afterwards for some BS, and the guys mentioned the possibility of a Tuesday night fixie/single speed ride. It will be a casual ride, there would probably be a few beverage stops on the ride, and lycra will be discouraged. Details will be forthcoming . . .