Wednesday night was one of the best nights of the summer. What started out as a few people going out for a short ride and then sharing a glass of wine afterward ballooned into one of our better team rides of the year. We ended up with 15 people from the JDRF West Michigan Ride Team at our house at 7:00 last night. We proceeded to do a really nice 18 mile loop. Some hills, but nothing too drastic. We finished with a great descent down 7 Mile hill. Several people hit over 40 mph. The top speed demon was Coach Derek with just a shade over 45 mph. I believe he exceeded the posted speed limit!
After the ride we retired to the patio where there were many wonderful snacks and a plethora of wine. We finished 5 bottles and all the food. No surprise there. We also swapped stories about the Death Valley ride. We've got a few "Death Valley virgins" on the team this year. Some are a bit apprehensive, but we know they'll do fine.
It was a great night and one we will have to repeat soon.