Apparently something funky was going on in my derailleur. I brought my beloved Scott CR1 into Human Zoom for a tune-up pre season. I guess the fact that the derailleur was bent for a long time finally bit when the new chain was put on... communism.
Co-captain Josh is away for the weekend, and thankfully he's also about 5'11" so I managed to borrow his bike for a pretty epic ride today. This was the legendary "vino velo" ride, starting from the art museum in Philly at 9. That meant that I was on the road at 7:30 to cruise from Villanova, pick up former president Kevin in Ardmore. That is WAY THE HECK TOO EARLY especially when your roommate has a cold and coughs all night long. It's 2:30 and I'm so tired right now. It's naptime.
The ride was great though. Even on only a few hours of sleep, I felt really strong and ready to rock and roll for the season. Philly has a nice mix of rolling hills, bigger high percentage grade climbs, and flat out straights, and I managed to stay in the saddle and near the front on a pretty bunchy but fast ride. It was solid.
In other news, I can't wait to use this blog as a place for detailed race reports. What else am I going to do during ECCC downtime with my laptop?