April 18, 2010 Hillsbros Playtex Cycling Team-Gets Juice-61 Hard Miles
61 miles- But it felt like 62!
We rode to Mt. Tirzah and back. It was mostly a loop from Hillsborough. Some new faces showed up with some fast legs to go with them! It would be hard enough with some of the usual perps. Now some more fast legs were in the fray.
We left the courthouse parking lot turning right on Margaret Lane.
I thought John Handy's "Hardwork" would be appropriate for this ride because this was HARDWORK!
Turn it on and relax as you scroll down!
John Handy-Hard Work!
0.1 mile we turn left onto Cameron
0.2 we take a right on St. Marys
TJ and a bunch of other riders would make the ride short, fast, and painful!
The picture above was a little fuzzy so I accented it and it comes out looking "water-colored".
1.1 mile we take a left onto Miller
3.3 miles we take another left on Miller
Here is the coolest jersey of the day! It's a Fausto Coppi jersey!
Pretty fast beard there!
Look at the legs on these Dudes!
Everybody took the hills really well!
There were a lot of hills!
4.8 right turn on Walker
Summertime - Grover Washington Jr with Kenny Burrell
These folks are going to attack somewhere!
It will be a surprise though!
We pick up a straggler for a short time.
Another nice jersey!
6.3 left on New Sharon Church
(cross Schley and Hwy 157 later)
Stan and I thought we'd attack for a few minutes!
Can't stay out here long though. Here comes the posse!
Ken is just ahead!
12.8 right on Bill Poole
13.5 right on Hopkins
Somewhere out here we Michael T. had a flat. That took a day and a half to change.
14.8 right on Rougemont
16.1 left on S. Lowell
17.0 right on Johnson Mill
18.9 left on Patrick Road
(cross 15/501 changes to Bahama Road)
30.0 Helena Road
(store on left at turn)
These two pictures came out really well and though they are close I like them both.
There was hard riding throughout the ride. Guys really pushed hard on the hills.
I may have strained my gizzard a couple times trying to stay up!
It seemed that after one guy went hard there was another to hit hard again.
There were about a dozen riders or more that seemed to be in a big hurry!
Michael T. gets low to get in the picture. I'm amazed he had the foresight and reflexes to do that!
34.8 Rest stop at the top of the hill on left- Mount Tirzah!
It's a very pretty store with a view!
Blues Brothers - Peter Gunn Theme
We took a long break at the store. Some folks were spaced behind each other a bit. There were quite a few folks out today!
Ride leader Alan does another great job leading!
Leave the store in the same direction.
Ken is the strongest man out here. Some times that doesn't transfer into speed. Sometimes it does!
I need to check with my cue sheet maker here because it lists the mileage 34.8 (same as store for crossing 15/501 again)
34.8 left? Helena Road crosses 15/501 and becomes Dick Holeman
42.7 right on Gary
42.9 left on Hall's Dairy
44.2 left on Holly Ridge
(cross 57-changes into New Sharon Church)
53.9 cross 157 and Schley Road
53.9 right turn - Fox Hill Farms entrance
54.2 right Fox Hill Farm Road (at stop sign)
Bruce is still ripping us with his space-age craft!
55.2 straight- changes to Miller
The pace picked up considerably at Miller.
My legs let me down on the hills coming back in.
I can't complain too much about my legs though.
I'm trying to lose a little weight and I didn't put in a lot of calories for the day.
57.4 right on Saint Marys
58.3 left on Cameron
58.4 right on Margaret Lane
58.5 The start/finish at the court-house.
My mileage was 61 but my mileage started at my house so this mileage for the cue sheet was very close to perfect- as much as we care about.
When I arrived home there was a quick bite to eat.
Then for some reason I took a little nap!
Carlos Santana & George Benson - Breezin'
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