Last week I enjoyed a special ride. My youngest son, Kevin, came home to surprise his mother on Mother's Day . . . and to show off his new ride -- a Trek 5000. He stayed an extra day just to ride with his "old man" so I took him on one of my favorite loops, a 26-mile ride with a couple of challenging hills, and some great stretched so he could put his new bike to the test. (Proud dad here -- doesn't my son look spiffy in his new Colorado jersey!)
Found out my 50-year-old legs could not keep up with my 23-year-old son. We decided to open up and pound out the last 8 miles to home. I kept my son in my sights, but could not close the gap and ended up about a quarter mile behind. Decided it wasn't too bad, considering I was riding a Sirrus Comp while Kevin was on a CF road bike many pounds lighter.
We've enjoyed a few rides together, including a family biking vacation on the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest about 10 years ago. We decided a couple months ago to try a century ride (it will be the first for both of us), so we're working out details for a Sept. ride in Wyoming. Any ideas for routes?