Sat 8/9...59.08 miles @ 19.4 average. Whoah what a ride! Met up with SocalBoomer and his racer bud. Headed from Imperial to Greenriver, then to the coast. Ran into another group of guys in a paceline. Been a while since I've ridden that hard. Did a few pulls here and there. The group dropped back to wait for a few scragglers so I continued on with CSBoomer. At this point we were maybe 30 miles into the ride, my legs were on fire and I was suffering like a dog! I was hanging on taking some much needed recovery time. Yeah, I was dying!
Ran into Mad_one at the coast stop. He was there when we arrived. A few minutes later, the other paceline arrived. SCBoomer asked if I wa about ready to leave so I said, Yeah, let me go to the potty real quick". I went in for about a minute, came out and they were gone! Not sure what happened but oh well, the other group invited me to ride with them.
Must have been a tailwind on the return cause the group was flying. I did a pull right before and up the short hill. I was winded a this point and needed to recover. As I pulled off, the group picked it up bigtime so I dropped to the back. I see all the riders go by including Mad_One. It was a struggle to catch on but once I did, I thought I'd recover but couldn't cause they kept lifting the pace. Picked up a few fresh riders on the way, then I knew I was toast. I dropped back and told MO I had to drop off and do my own pace or I'd die. So he was nice enough to drop off with me. We ended up catching acouple of the line riders that had also been dropped so I guess we weren't doing that bad.
At the end of the ride MO kept pulling away from me! But I was able to kick it up a bit at the end to save the average!..What a tough ride!
Second guy up with the blue triangle on his back is SocalBoomer