Thanks to everyone who came out for our No Excuses Ride with the Metro 313 Cyclones. We had a great turnout for our ride along Hines Drive, from Dearborn Heights to Northville. Sharon and John came out a bit later and joined us. Great weather and sunshine, but it appears we had a headwind both ways, go figure. We were still able to generate a quick pace, including an impromptu sprint up Cass Benton Hill. If you didn’t make it out this time, we forgive you, but next week, No Excuses! Thanks to Shawn Bryant for the photos.
The Cyclones had an indoor training session at the Detroit Endurance Lab this month. Landall Proctor is the owner and his sessions are both informative and strenuous. As they say, “numbers don’t lie”, and the Lab’s CompuTrainer system keeps a watchful eye on everyones cadence, speed and most importantly power output.
We had a great day to ride Kensington today, with unusually mild temperatures for late October. Riders included Myrna and her two sons, Ken Gardner, Ken Jackson, Gerald Walker, John Shorter, Shawn Bryant, Klaus Pochner and John Royal. Klaus’ reputation preceded him. He had ridden to Kensington from his house and rides Kensington during his lunch hour. John Royal also rode over. Shawn had already ridden 60 miles. I had never ridden Kensington, but I had heard that it and Island Lake had plenty of hills. Message to self: Give some thought to starting a hilly ride with someone who grew up in Germany with the Alps in his backyard (Klaus) or someone from Pennsylvania and Colorado (John), or someone with a steady diet of century rides (Shawn). Continue reading Metro 313 Cyclones ride Kensington