|The Kid, before his race. He killed it.|
|waterfall in the woods|
I jumped up to the trio and got in the slip stream. Nothing like a free ride on a long stretch of pavement. A couple of minutes of drafting later and the guy in back said to the guy in front," Hey Jeff, this guy on the mtn bike says he wants you to go faster". Jeff picked the pace up a little bit, but they could not shake me. A long downhill then the long steep climb to the I-26 overpass. Jeff could not keep the pace and rotated around, I sat on the back still. Then guy #2 and the girl, picked up the pace and got a gap. I sat behind Jeff for a second and should have gone around. I watched as the girl stood up and put a couple of bike lengths between herself and guy #2. I could not let that happen, so I went around Jeff, then around guy #2. It took a little while, but by the top of the climb, I had reeled in the girl and tucked in behind her. I hope they greet me next time, I'll take it easy on them!
|The bike, the woods, the sunshine|