Sunday, August 8, 2010

Quivira Park Bike Group Ride 14 - August 7, 2010

We had a nice ride today for the Quivira Park Bike Group Ride 14 before the heat and heat index warnings came back on Sunday.  Still it was humid with about a 5-8 MPH Southwest wind.  Because of the heat we stopped twice, once in Spring Hill and another in longer stop in Gardner.

We also had a big group with a lot of new riders and unfortunately I could not remember everyone's name as I had not been on a bicycle for two weeks as we took a family vacation to the Cayman Islands for my step daughter's wedding the last week of July and I had some business travel this past week.  Because of my time off I was a took up the tail of the peleton catching up to given directions on the new route. The picture to the left was taken at a convenience store just past the I-35 overpass on Gardner Road and before we hit downtown Gardner.

This photograph was taken by Rob Rhodes, who works for KCTV-5 in Kansas City and one of our regular riders.  I was providing information about the Spring Hill and Gardner Lake Route which we completed today with only a few hiccups.  Instead of heading straight down Ridgeview to 207th the group was ahead of me and instead turned on 199th over to Woodland Road.  The other hiccup was on the south side of Gardner Lake where I should have turned at 162nd Terrace but instead went to 159th and backtracked.  No big problems, however.

This photograph, also by Rob Rhodes while moving from his iPhone, was taken after we turned on to 162nd on the south side of Gardner Lake.  Bob had a flat coming back on on 143rd but I stayed back and we were able to switch it out fairly quickly.  Except for my slower pace and Bob's flat, all in all, a great day.

A map of the ride from my house can be uploaded from my Garmin.  Total distance was just under 80K and average speed was about 26.6 KPH.

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