Today marked Ron’s inaugural ride, 82degrees and busy as hell on the Springwater, neutral roll to a full on LaCava cemetery climb, gapping all the way with a few in the chase group, I’m second trying to close 3 bike lengths, Bernie pulls by me, I egg him on. LaClava is 5bike lengths on Bernie now, Tom and Seb come whizzing by, they run out of juice before the gate. 12345…. Nice job.
Second – LaCava keeps form and crushes the second climb up to Fairview from Charthouse, I egg Bernie on and give him a shove “don’t let this happen again” in a joking manner. this time, LaCava only gapping Bernie by a couple of bikes with me and Joe in tow. LaCava has the audacity to roll back down a little, punk.
Third. – LaCava keeps form and crushes the second climb up to Fairview from Charthouse, I egg Bernie on and give him a shove “don’t let this happen again” in a joking manner. this time, LaCava only gapping Bernie by a couple of bikes with me and Joe in tow. LaCava has the audacity to roll back down a little, punk.
Forth – Joe takes the flyover to Council Crest rd, everyone seems to peter out for the Council Crest climb, well maybe not, but im at the back chatting shit with Josh, so whatever…
Council Crest has a free play piano. yeah that happens and its pretty cool. Ron of The Shins tickles the ivory. Then Seb gets on it for some swinging shenanigans. Not sure what the evening lawn dwellers thought, but I liked it, Bravo musical cyclists.
Fifth – Hewett comes fast. Im solid chilling chatting it up with LaClava about road racing and how cat3’s are fast nowadays, like endearing old men but LaCava is a young punk. Something happens at the front. I don’t know but I’m like yeah 61st climb is next. Oh shit.
Sixth – Dropping into 61st climb fast with Tom on the speed approach, I like it this way to kick the first bump, go in fast, top gear and just grind, summit then recover. Tempo up, push it.I keep a gap. I see LaCava, punk, he’s on it. Hold him off by a solid 15-20..Break the stop sign onto Barnes rd and hold it. Punk gains, I think it’s over, then he fades. I soft roll to the end. Propper buggered.
Crew kinda breaks up a bit, chaps roll off. I’m well out of it now, buggering around taking photos as normal. Then I think Bernie took the lads sprint from Joe but it’s a blur to me.
Till next time. Good crushing. Beers next time, apologies on bailing,
Seb plays the free Piano on Council Crest
dan, seb, tom, joe,lacava,peter at end of the 61st climb
Dan, LaCava, Tony