I had some errands planned for today (knowing that IL weather will always change on you). But after 10am, I was convinced this will be the last priceless weather ride on the season.
Met "Sarge" (at least that what people were calling him) and chatted with him. Right off the bat I knew I was amongst some friendly folks. Riders came back in just after 1 or so and they got their share of nourishment. And we're off...
Nice long farm roads with rarely a car from behind. Legs of the ride were long and a bump or two in the elevation. It was good to know we had a great range of riders hanging in the pack. Then the south wind hit. UGH! I was really wishing and hoping to see "N" on the directional as soon as possible.
Overall, I'm extremely pleased I got out to meet some of you (great folks, every one) and got a nice effort before Mother Nature takes away our season of pleasant weather.
Thanks for organizing this ride. I plan on participating any chance I can.
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