Good to see plenty of guys out on the ride tonight despite the earlier take-off time. Still, the group was down one German luxury sedan and A-book-author-too-busy-laughing-at-the-CSPAN-static-shots-of-the-House-of-Representatives-Chamber-to-Ride
The pace was once again crisp heading out of the parking lot and
it continued off route 10 as well. Dillon P rolled off the front and
with no one else joining him, he go'd it alone. He stayed off the front
for a few streets as Kyle Foley rolled up to join him. By then the
pack was coming around and it was all together. After that it was
Mountain Man Junior, Jordan Lynn taking off and holding a short gap.
He was followed up by The Gibertoni taking a short flyer. Dillon P
also had a second crack at the front but there was no real push to
get a well timed attack so it stayed together onto Mountain Rd. On
the risers there, Hunter P and Tall John hit the front running, which
started to splinter things up. Young Suto then went on the offensive,
and that led to a Trio of Hunter P, Young Suto and Nuemotion off the
front for a short bit. Chris C, Little T, Silent Pete, Mike McG and
a couple of others were all attentive and didn’t let it get very
The light going over route 68/70 was red for a while, giving
everyone a chance to reset. On Moss Farms Rusty got things going
along with Ben Bruce(?) and a another not-so-new-guy (tall, both kind of squirrely on
the bike). JLynn ramped it up on the risers there and that started to
spread things out. Hunter P rolled off the front again, breaking off
a gap with only Swing the bat Gary along for the ride. Those 2 got to
work and quickly worked up a gap into the Chicane. JLynn moved to get
across the gap but got stuck in no man's land. The 2 leaders kept the
gap up onto Marion and halfway to the industrial park corner.
From there it stayed quick in thru the industrial park as there
were plenty of guys to keep the pace high.
After the corner of West Johnson, guys like Mike McG, JLynn,
Pescatore, and a couple of others kept the throttle pegged but no one
was willing to roll the dice. Towards the corner for Reinhard, Jlynn
was leading a couple of guys off the front but the gap was a small
one. The lead group started to break up as Little T jumped from the
chase, taking along Mike McG. It was a long sprint but Little T was
able to stay out in front and get to the corner first.
Things stayed together on the back side and the group rolled
toward route 10. Heading up to the corner, JLynn peeled off to head
home and as everyone paused to say adios, Swing the Bat Gary was back
at it up front. He jetted thru the corner and took Hunter P along.
One other rider, (one of the mystery men) jumped the gap and made it
3 up the road bolting up the hill ( site of Cheshire CX 2013! ). The
chase started slow but it got going soon enough. The 3 up front were
working well together and holding their gap. Everyone, front and
back, made it thru the lights and the gap was coming down by the base
of the hill. Hunter P jumped out from the group and got the sprint as
only a couple guys from the peleton tried to sprint jump the gap.
From there the ride had to deal with more traffic due to the
earlier hour. The ride back into hamden was standard stuff. After
massive final pulls from Chris B, proving it's better late than
never, along with Mike McG and Dillon P there was a group of 3 duking
it out. The Giberoni, Nuemotion, and the Full Nalini. Full Nalini
squeaks it out just at the line.
Swing the Bat gets his prize up the Shepard Ave hill as he stayed
out in front of Hunter P to the top.
Everyone is invited the end of the SG season get-together at Cheshire Cycle, directly following the final week. Which looks like it may be next week. Last year the final ride was the 9th. Next week is the 8th. Any opinions? There will probably be guys that want to ride on the 15th but we are inclined to make it official so that we have time to stock up on the methamphetamines.