Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bagel Ride -- flying with the wind and Kaaarl!

Leaving the house at 805 riding into the Bagel Ride route in reverse as usual, little tired and full feeling from last night's SBRA awards/holiday party, little too much but good food and two glasses of that red wine :-)
But amazing warm temperature, just a good (head) wind going West -- slowly first warming up. After about 15 minutes picking up speed a notch... shortly later at 8:25 the "B" group passes up the road, spotted a few GABs in there, little stretched up with riders little off the back. Getting towards 8:30 when the A groups is supposed to take off, still about 7 minutes from the "start", plenty of time to make quick "rest" stop at a cross road -- turning back on route a small group of 4..5 riders passes along -- what's that?, weird.
Heading on expecting the see the A group soon, then GAB George coming up the road having a breakfast banana..., turning around and rolling along for just a few moments until the A groups catches up at warp speed. Merging on. Flying in possible record time towards Rocky Point. Flyby the women's groups obviously stopped for some problem/flat? Then just entering Rocky Point catching up to a seemingly slow-mo B group -- what, already!?!?!? Some mix-up of riders eventually in the back. Heading on to Wading River, up the lil hill and a part regroup on top before take off for non stop no-mercy full speed ahead out East, shooting through this "boy scout" micro notch and after slight adjustments of rider orders and composition it some what sorted out and opened a significant deadly gap for the riders left behind. It was a 7 riders (right?) -- Py realized this fact way later after falling back after a brief pull, forming a efficient Echelon going South on Osbourne at still full throttle -- Karl, Chris (East End), 2 CarlHart riders, George, Trevor (EECT/??), Py (do I miss some one??). Not really knowing there were a few behind in a doomed battle to catch up...
At Peconic Lake two more riders, Rick and his buddy came upon the road and joined for a while but left soon again. Then Chris took off going home.
Later the 2 CH riders left...
And Trevor and the 3 GABs finished by about 1100 at the bagel place for a bagel&coffee.

Good ride!

Py then rode back home.

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