I rode in the Tour de Moore today. It is a 105 mile ride in Moore County which the home of American golf (Pinehurst)! I had managed to stay with the front group today and right at 50 miles I dropped a chain going up a hill. After weaving through the other riders and avoiding taking anyone down, I managed to safely get on the shoulder and get the chain back on the 39.
I figured that was the last I'd see of the front group especially since I had 50 miles under me and I still had to climb the hill solo. I quickly jumped back on the bike but they were nowhere in sight. However, after chasing for about 1.5 miles I managed to chase them down. I've closed some gaps after falling off the back before but I've never been able to chase down a group of 30 guys. Especially that distance.
Granted they were not hammering away but even still it was a very, very nice feeling.
This is one really fickle activity this riding stuff.........