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Saturday, April 17, 2010

SART to Newport Beach!

Up at 5:00 am, and out of the house by 6:30 am, I headed to Meme's house loaded him and his bike up then off to Mike's house. At Mike's house we met Kevin, loaded more bikes and headed to Yorba Linda for our 40 mile beach ride!

We hit the road by 8:00 am "ish", got on SART and headed to Newport Beach. It was a fast ride with and average speed around 20 - 24 mph. Meme and Kevin did great but about 3/4th of a mile from Newport Kevin's right pedal striped out of this crank. Doh!

We pushed him to the main road and discussed our options. Mike and I headed back, Meme and Kevin decided to eat crab and drink margaritas then call Kevin's wife for a pick up.

On the way back we cruised at about 20 - 23 mph. I started dropping off the pace when an old man breezed past me. He caught Mike and I could see they engaged in communication. Because the man was old and they seemed to be talking about something interesting, I sped up and joined their group. Turns out the man was 76 years old and in GREAT shape!

Once back to the cars, I rec'd a text, "We fixed pedal, we are going to ride back." Sweet, Meme and Kevin got the pedal fixed and decided to ride back to the cars.

Kevin and Meme cruised back at an average speed of 15 mph, with peaks reaching 20 mph. The ride was great and we'll definitely have to do it again!

I'm back at home and 5 cups of coffee later, I feel REALLY good!

Beach Picture - We Made It!

Kevin and his pedal

76 Year Old Man on SART!

Go Bicycle Friends!

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