It was semi-decent on the 1st. so I went on the Colorado Springs Cycling Club's "Frozen Water Bottle Ride"! I was a partly cloudy day, high 30 F's with some sunshine. A good group showed up, close to 30 riders, LOL, mostly "road bikes" and "MTB's. Found there was two rides, one road, one mtb, My comfort bike is "road going" MTB so I stayed with the road ride, it was 18 miles, with some steep grades so as usual, I volunteered to be the Sweep rider.
We headed south, then west, then north a mix of street and paved trail, I was riding with to riders who just got new "recumbent trikes" so I asked a lot of questions about them as maybe someday we might go that way. LOL, as we were riding, one rider on the trike, took off, quickly, I thought WOW, what a sprint she has!! Came to find out, she has an, "electric motor" to boost her pace when she needs it, it's cheating but hey, it's cool! ;) As we headed up Centennial Blvd. I was getting whipped and hit a bonk, lucky, we turned on Vindicator with a great "downhill section" so I was able to hang in with the group to the end of the ride. We stopped at BJ's Restaurant and Brewery for lunch, then I had a colder ride under gray skies back home. Was glad to be able to start 2017 with a ride! :)