The first FOG ride of the year was great. It was cool at about 1°C and a fair breeze, but still a great ride, well for most of the way. About 21 of us set off at 10am and several turned back at Lockport while the rest of us headed over to Birds Hill Park for a couple of laps. After 1 1/2 laps, I decided that I needed to head back and 5 of us started the return on Hwy 59 while the rest of the keeners headed of for another lap at 35-38kph.

Thinks were good until I got out onto Hwy 59 and we were cruising at about 37-38 with a tail wind. Aerobically I seemed fine, the legs were burning a bit but there was this feeling deep in the pit of my stomach that said “slow up or throw up”. I opted for the “slow up”, and drifted back from the group and limped into the parking lot, well off the group pace for a 74km ride. A little zapped, but feeing good.

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