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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Beach Ride!

The day started out early, too early. At 5:10 am, I was loading up my bike. It was dark, I could see the moon and the stars. By 5:50 am, I was at Meme's house and ready to drive to Yorba Regional Park for our beach ride.

Carl decided to ride with us today. We meet him, Michael and Christian at the park. Michael and Christian started from Diamond Bar.

The ride to the beach was fast as usual and for a good distance we drafted a fellow in a Felt Tri-Bike. He kept a good pace but I don't think he was happy about us drafting him. I don't understand why, he was fast and strong. I kept waiting for him to break off and let us pull for a few but he never did. Michael, Christian and I would have been more than happy to pull our fair share and why be pissed for drafting. We are all heading in the same direction, lets work together.

About 3 miles from the beach Christian flatted. It was a slow leak so he high tailed it to Newport before fixing in.

Soon after I entered Newport, Carl rolled in. He looked good, threw up his signature smile and headed toward our rest zone, a Mini Mart off PCH. Meme followed suit just after that.

The ride back was fast, riding fixed was hard with no opportunity to coast. We kept a fast pace all the way back, I tried to pull for a few but Christian and Michael did most of the work.

A few minutes after Christian, Michael and I entered the park, Meme came rolling in. Great Job! Meme bettered his Personal Record by 30 minutes! Meme was smoking on the way back at 52 X 13 and about 18 to 20 mph. I like to spin but Meme loves pushing monster gears.

Carl came in about five minutes after Meme and was legitimately exhausted. In his head, I'm sure he was cussing me out for talking him into doing on this ride. Overall he did great, as I new he would.

What a beautiful morning. The sun was waking up and creeping over the mountains.

I call this picture Carl in God Mode. I wanted a sunrise, SART action shot and this is what I got!

Carl almost got hammered with bird turd! His is him telling us about his near miss.

Meme at the Honda Center Bathroom Break Area. Two of the four bathrooms were looked. The one I used had a heavy smell of smoke.

Michael and Christian refilling at the Honda Center.

Wassup! Carl looking strong enters Newport. Great job Carl on your first ride back!

We rest, for just a few, before the big ride back to Yorba Regional Park.

Heading Home.

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