Sunday's first ride of the season drew a bunch of riders, some of whom rode to the start. They travelled on pavement and on dirt, commemorating the legendary Paris-Roubaix race, the toughest one-day race on the Euro circuit.
Thirteen dedicated cyclists took to the roads east of town, in two groups. The "Easy Riders" handled an all-pavement route, while the more sportif-oriented KVCers crossed two ridgebacks on dirt roads, According to some, it turned a little dicey when their front wheels started to dig into the soft, wet surface.
The shorter-route riders arrived at the Husky truck stop an hour ahead of the others, and waited patiently. All the members had brunch together and enjoyed good conversation as they commented on the first ride of the season. Congrats go to Andrew, Andy, Bob, Hal, Kristine, Larry, Margaret, Mary Jean, Mike, Paul, Real, Rosemary, and Suzanne, for making the first ride of 2013 a cycling success.
All signed in. Riders congregate at the start of the "Kingston-Roubaix" ride, the season-opener on the KVC calendar. Photo by Paul Rappell
He rode to the start from town - on a one speed! Larry Manuel arrived at Pierson Park on two wheels and one gear, and rode the ridgebacks with the club, and then rode home. Photo by Paul Rappell