Kristy and I decided to do New Year's Day a little differently this year. Instead of a sickly hangover, we accepted Jeff P.'s invite and went on his annual New Year's Day ride. Last night I was a little worried that it would be too cold at the 10:00 departure time, but we were treated to a day of sun! Even though the temperatures were in the low 30's, the sun made things feel alright.
We started out from the bottom of Kingsbury Grade, four guys and four girls. We kept a medium pace and took very few breaks, stopping for the longest in Woodfords, CA. We gained quite a bit of elevation, but all the hills were a gradual incline. Quite pleasant in fact. Everyone had a great conversation going, and the miles (30 total) went by almost unnoticeable.
There were a couple fun twisty descents on the way back too. The last one was pretty fast, and I started wondering if the decade old rubber on my tires was going to hold up. Besides my old Specialized, there were some other interesting bikes in the group today too. A few racers, a recumbent with a windshield, and Jeff P.'s single speed.
Amy had some freshly baked scones for after the ride. They were delicious! She even gave us one to take home to Charlie. Wasn't that sweet? Unfortunately, Charlie never saw the scone, as Kristy and I devoured it on the drive home. We met some really great people today, and I look forward to riding with them again in 2007!
And just as an afterward...I got home and took off my winter tights, and I found an extra pair of riding briefs in there in addition to the riding shorts that I was wearing. Just bunched up somewhere in my pants. Funny that I never noticed it today. I'm hoping that the extra fabric made me look manlier, but with my luck, it was bunched up on my rear end somewhere...