(I know that many of you read my posts and think " oh that Mark, here he goes again waxing poetic" but, truth be known, it takes me forever to write this stuff. I will say though, that since forming Spoke n'Hot way back in 2012 my typing speed has increased significantly! point being, the post below is a repeat but I liked it and it works for tonight!)
with the sound of wheezing
with sweat they have wrung through a thousand gears
the hills fill Lumsden with the sound of whining.........
OK, hopefully you get the idea about what we are doing tonight. Up to now we've been having some good rides on flat terrain, concentrating on riding together, paceline etiquette, drafting etc..
However, hill climbing and descending are a very important part of riding and deserve their own special day,or two?
Also, to be honest, I'm looking at this @#$% weather forecast and trying to make the most of a crappy forecast!
So the plan is for us all to meet out at Lumsden High School, 300 Broad st in Lumsden!
Let's plan on being there for 6:30, riding at 6:45, it takes about 20 mins from the north end of Regina to get to Lumsden. There's generally plenty of parking in the area by the school but please be considerate. You can also park at the ball diamonds and ride over to the school if you prefer.
We'll break out into our normal groups and use the three hills we have, the Highway, the Garbage dump hill, and the Old highway. For the beginner, intermediate riders we will spend time learning how to ascend and descend safely. I promise you that no-one will be doing anything that they are not able to handle.
The more advanced riders will be having more of a workout on the hills.
Of course, this is all weather dependent. I'll monitor it,of course, and keep you advised. But because we will be "in town" we can afford to be a little bit more flexible. So, if we go, I want you to bring your rain gear. Riding in the rain can be fun if you can stay reasonably comfortable
Final note, I spent this morning out at See Jane and See Dick. It was great to see so many of you racing and my congratulations to you all!
See you tomorrow,
I tend to be the noisy one, Theresa and the Ride Leaders are the real story.