7.24.12 - After inexplicably slamming into a curb the other night, I stopped off at Summit Cycles to have the wheels on my Lynskey trued up. Luckily, having disk brakes means I don't have to worry about my dented rims. So while Tim worked on my bike, he mentioned a group ride scheduled for later that evening, and I decided to tag along. It turned out to be a great first experience riding with a big group of cyclists through scenic, rural West Columbia.
~30 mile loop - South from the Electric Co-op headquarters to 12th Street, 12th Street Extension, Old Wire Rd., Glenn Rd., Gator Rd., Edmund Rd., Old Charleston Hwy., Meeting St., and home from downtown (map below).
This was also my first ride with 700cX23 Gatorskin tires on the Lynskey.
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn..."
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road, Part 1, Ch. 1