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Morgan-Monroe forest ride with Dave

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Saturday it was amazingly warm. I think it topped out around 60 degrees. Dave called me the night before to see if I wanted to ride. I was free, so I said hell yes! However,  20-30 mph winds made riding interesting. Dave and I rode about 30 miles from his house up to Morgan-Monroe State Forest and back.

I rode the Bianchi, which felt incredibly fast and smooth. Dave rode his full-suspension mountain bike, with narrow, slick tires. It’s surprising how well that bike performs on the roads. Still, I had an unfair advantage.

It was just the kind of ride I needed. Nothing epic, but a good solid ride at a fun, mostly conversational pace. And as always, it was a blast riding with Dave.

We didn’t push it most of the time, but there were a couple of good, fast downhills. We even passed a group of cyclists, and stayed ahead of them. We almost never pass people, so this was a bit of a surprise. One of them had a fantasic wool Molteni jersey (like this), and I was wearing my Formaggio jersey. Our jerseys looked nearly identical. We had just enough time to compliment each other on our great taste before bombing down Bean Blossom hill.

Here are a few shots from our ride.










Being a mountain biker, Dave had to tackle this section of extremely rough pavement. Fun!


4 Responses to “Morgan-Monroe forest ride with Dave”

  1. Tim S Says:

    Dave finding obstacles to clear is very funny.

  2. Pondero Says:

    Glad you could squeeze in a ride between school demands. Time limitations make each outing precious.

  3. Errin Says:

    Those look like some great roads.

  4. Dave Says:

    Another excellent ride…it was just what I needed. The wind was crazy!

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