Jeffrey took a group of ten out for a slightly shorter and slower jaunt then the posted Broncos PArkway route. This group included Jason on the fat tired touring bike that he road up from Austin last year! We fought the winds out of the south on the way out, and by the time we were through Cherry Creek Reservoir five people had decided they had put in half the miles they were going to do and headed back. The rest of us averaged 13 to 15 miles an hour out to the soccer fields, then turned around and ran an effortless 20 mph most of the way back.
Tom led 14 intermediates for a moderate 28mile ride. The intermediates went on a windy ride out through CC State Park and past the Broncos headquarters. They continued out to the E470 trail and then headed east to Jordan and a stop at the Loaf 'n Jug at the halfway point. The group was an nice mix of regulars and some new faces. Some riders were shaking off the dust and quite a few just have not stopped riding over the winter and were almost in mid season form. We announced regrouping points throughout the ride where the speed demons waited for the majority of the group to meet up with them. After the halfway point the reins were totally loosened on the fast group and they took advantage of the 15-20 MPH tailwind and flew back to Bicycle Village to pack up and get drinks and nourishment from the shop. Tom and the remaining riders arrived shortly afterwards.
Temps were mild in the low 50's and the SSW 15-20 MPH wind sure was a good training aid.
It was great to see so many smiling faces out for a great group ride