I'm cheating a little bit on my time this week, but for good reason. I usually work out alone - it suits me better as i can create my own schedule and i can also workout as hard as i want. In the past when i've worked out with others it's been through careful selection - usually i choose someone significantly faster and fitter than i am knowing that i will suffer badly trying not to slow them down (which is the point). But selecting the individual is key, and this is why i've tended to shy away from joining a group ride for my cycling workout.... but this week i made an exception.
You see, the local bike store recently added a wednesday evening 'hard' ride to their group ride schedule, which previously included sunday 'casual' rides and no-drop rides. I wasn't able to fit in a ride during the day so figured i'd check it out. I knew about three quarters of the 12 riders that showed up (a big number for Grand Forks), and at least a handful of them were without a doubt better cyclists than i was. I was pumped.
Predictably, the riding started out easy as we headed out of town. When things didn't immediately pick up on the less trafficked roads, i figured i'd take matters into my own hands and attacked.
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