Friday, May 05, 2006

Morning Ride


Today was a ride day in the morning. I have been trying to find a route from my apartment to the Philly Art Museum, actually the Italian Fountain. It is there either, the back of the Museum (you know the steps Rocky ran up in the movie), or the Italian fountain, that a lot of group ride start. There was a ride last nite at 6 pm with an A group and a B group. I'm told the A group goes about 28 mph and has a few local pros that do it.... but I digress. So I'm trying to find a route that I can ride to the Museum. I had walked from my office to Human Zoom Bikes and met a nice bike wrench (not like the Biketopia meany) there who told me of a route so I tried it this morning. Well I got LOST with no map or cue cards.

Since I kinda knew the area somewhat I stated back at the 10 mile mark. As I turned a corner and went down a hill I saw two "roadies" on nice bikes, a guy and a girl. One had a Victory Brewing /Victory Beer jersey that was kewl. So I treated it like a break away, I had to catch them. Finally I got to them. The girl (college age) turned around and I think was shocked that this old guy was now on their wheel out of no where. I said "Hi, I'm not from around here can you tell me how to get back to Montgomery Ave?" "Straight ahead." That was the only words they said to me. I stayed with them for about 2 miles while we climbed a hill together at the top they turned right I went straight ahead.

Well tomorrow I hope to do a group ride with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia. The have a whole range of rides....

18 comments:

Cliff said...

Stealth cyclist ;).

Have a good riding weekend, Old Man

Oldman said...

maybe I scarded them sneaking up on them like that?

have a great weakend

nancytoby said...

That's great that you're getting into the cycling/tri community there that quickly! GO OLDMAN!!

LouBob said...

Glad to hear you're badk in the saddle! Found any collies to harass yet?

Ellie said...

Roadies don't talk much, do they?
As for your comment on my blog... yeah, I might try some Gatorade, but I'm pouring it into a glass first.

David said...

Way to catch the breakaway! Too bad they weren't friendlies.
I hope you're adjusting well to Philly. It's a big change, I'm guessing, but the time of year is a good one to get adjusted.

april anne said...

How did the group ride go on Saturday? What a beautiful weekend in the Northeast!

Bolder said...

ah Philadelphia, city of brotherly love.

at least you got 'straight ahead', and not a bicycle pump in your spokes.

susie said...

It's hard to get adjusted to a new place, isn't it? Good for you getting out with the group. I found it a great way to get to know CT. You'll be zipping around Philly like you own it, soon.

Deene said...

great to hear from you. good way to scare the young folk.

Iron Benny said...

I think they were mad they let a triathlete catch them. Cyclists don't it when triathletes are faster than they are. And that bike shop guy, what a jerk. How does a guy like that stay in business? Those are the kind of guys that make me think I could do well in business.

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