he drove the pace, even though
Chuck "Cool Hand" Westerholm
gently fell back into the order of the day's early paceline.
Tony "Guy-Gresham" Escobar hid away patiently behind his winter training buddy while moving up the line, and into Springtime fitness.
New recruit, Marty "Code Man" Body shadowed carefully the veteran he heard tell of winning two Cat 5 OBRA crits, Tony Escobar.
"I was told this would be a shorter ride," Marty lamented." My recruiter lied."
Meanwhile fresh prince Mateen "Teen Star" Richey stayed back behind "Cool Hand" Chuck Westerholm, windward, slowing down while standing up, restraining himself, pretending to make a grand effort to go forward.
Lo and behold the team WORD-RCB presents GRUMMEL was
making speed to the Sandy River Valley.
|On his way home to his kids!|
It was a beautiful day to ride. Spicy Sunday breakfast from a mui authentico Tortillieara y Tienda de Leon, compelling and sensible (See Location Here) on 162nd and Glisan lent excitement to the day. Not often does a Tesla park and spandex clad alien emerge at this particular West Gresham strip mall.
Our departing course fell smoothly through the Fairview neighborhoods, and offered a half hour downhill glide east, and north toward Marine Drive.
Good Friends and goading gadflys laughed and chattered,as only soft pedalling was necessary During the descent. Fascinated folks warmed up to a 60 degree day.
A willingness to work together added comfort to the team training event.
|Early animators Tony E. and Tim B.|
Order and cooperation were the norm for the the first third of a ride that it would change significantly when the grade increased. For a ride sold as easy, and short, the ride was remarkably fast and long.
|Mateen "Teen Star" Richey signals destruction.|
It was a big accomplishment for Mateen to stick even in the hills, to the wheel of his old pal, Chuck Westerholm. (please see)
|Men after, at la Torterlleria de Leon..|
All of our mentors are cyclists. Dedicated volunteers often become engaged philanthropists, as they help groom and support our training racers. (one good example)