|Tony Zaffino grins....|
The group was riding a moderate pace, I would be able to hang on if this kept up.
The wind was blowing clouds of pollen and I felt as if I had pink eye. Itchy, scratchy chunks of the stuff. But if that was the worst thing that happened, I have nothing to complain about. Blue skies, temps in the low 80's and bikes!! It was a great evening for a ride.
I managed to hang on up the grunt climb on Ledbetter to Glenn Bridge Rd where we slowed to an almost stop at the 4 way. We made the turn and as a group pedaled up the road. Suddenly a dude in a full sized pick up truck hit the gas and passed all of us, definitely exceeding the speed limit, over a double yellow on a blind curve. Wow, we made comments as usual. Then the unexpected happened.
We heard the "Woop Woop" of a law enforcement vehicle and a Buncombe County Sherrif's Deputy passed us, lights flashing in hot pursuit. I let out a yell of encouragement and pumped my fist in the air. We saw the guy up the road, pulled over. Thanks Buncombe County Sherrif's Dept for taking care of us!!
It was another great night of riding, great to see familiar faces and some new ones. Can't wait until next week!