A great morning for me, but not a good way to start the day for 1 rider. I headed to Whitefish Bay this morning for the 5:30am beat down ride. Rolling out in the darkness 2-up, we picked up the pace right away. Roads were wet and riding that fast in the dark, even with lights, definitely puts you on high alert. Without a computer on my bike, my guess based on previous rides is that the pace averaged upwards of 23 mph. As we rolled a right turn through an intersection in Cedarburg with decorative cobblestones, one rider coming through a little hot must have tapped the brakes and his bike immediately squirted one way and he Supermanned the other way onto the wet pavement.
One bloody arm and a quick realignment of bars and brake levers and we were off again. Chip Pieper was keeping the pace hot all morning – this ride was not for the weak. Pre-ride Wheaties were required.
Felt like July; 75 degrees and super-humid, except for the fact that it was dark most of the ride. Post-ride coffee outside in the beautiful morning weather capped an awesome start to the day!