Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday Night Training Ride
This was our chance to practice riding with front and rear lights and a vehicle following. I was really pleased with our group effort. We did a 20 mile loop from Maple View and then two more 10 mile team time trial-esque loops. At times, we were practicing going really fast in the dark and trying to stay relaxed and comfortable.
It was a beautiful night in Orange County, North Carolina. The evening was clear, star-filled, and a bright half-moon lit our path. We began in a 7:30pm sunset and concluded just before 11:00pm. I slept hard and welcomed the rest. I'll ride again on Saturday, early in the morning.