A brisk 40 degrees at our before-dawn start this morning, with mercifully low humidity, and two pleasant surprises.
Lou showed up, which almost never happens when it's cold.
Lou and I left the pack and joined powerful Chris early in the 7-mi Alamodome sprint.
Chris and I scraped off Lou on Broadway, and I think Chris backed off on the Chavez stretch, and somehow I got there first.
Lou's Tommasini has a fan in Chris, and the pearl paint still makes it tough to photograph.
Lou has the long-cage Chorus on his triple, and I have the short-cage.
But the really pleasant surprise, Tad showed up this morning before we took off, and was waiting for us at coffee.
Tad's knee blew out on him from a very old injury, he had surgery, and I learned he got out on a bike a bit this week.
(next week, Lou plans to bring his E-bike for Tad to make the ride)
But today, this was Tad's ride next to mine.
Smiling Tad, as always
Great coffee group this morning. Lou finally wearing layers for the weather.
Randi's going to be leaving us for a Peace Corps medical job in DC.
Young Thomas home from the army on leave.
And Tad was laughing on the two I shot before this, but the focus on those was worse than this one...