|Sam and Kevin sporting the awesome Liberty kit|
We attempted 2 new things, one worked, the other did not.
We actually split into two groups, A and B. The B's were to head out first with the A's following after 5 minutes. I'm pretty sure the A's didn't wait the full 5 minutes because they caught us in the first 5 miles. I can't blame them though, because when you dangle a carrot in front of someone who has racing in their blood, the person simply has to chase.
So then we were together. Sam and I decided that on the next longish climb we would hold a steady pace and let the A's get ahead of us. This worked until we all reassembled at the next red light.
We "accidentally" regrouped several times throughout the ride. The B's formed a steady, rotating paceline, while the A's hammered each other into the ground. Interestingly, up until the last hill sprint section, the B group stayed mostly within sight of the A group.
|Me sporting my awesome Foundry kit|