For my seventh photo of Christmas, it had to be the one taken by a friend on a Tuesday night club ride. What you can’t see in that photo is the speed. We’re typically between 22 & 25-mph on that corner and we pick it up going down a little hill, just outside the frame.
This was a fantastic year for our average pace, especially toward the end of the year. We started out the season (May) between 21 & 22-mph for the 28-ish mile loop. Getting into July, though, we started cracking the 22-mph mark. August was horrible for Tuesday nights, with only one completed dry. September, after DALMAC, saw the pace tick up considerably until, in October, we started smashing through the 23-mph mark. We had two club bests last year – breaking the 23-mph barrier for the first time, B Group only, and a new fastest Tuesday night with the A Group helping us. It was a strange year for Tuesday nights, but we really did well to hammer out a great group pace this year.
Good times and noodle salad, as I like to say.