Last night was my first night out on the Mid-Week Classic this season and I have to say I have missed it.
Wednesdays starting at 6:00 p.m. from Turin Bicycles in Evanston heading north/northwest and back for a total of just over 40 miles. Basically covers the same route as the Judson weekend rides with many of the same riders, but with a much smaller group. The ride's speed is about the same as the weekend rides, but more consistent, smoother, so there is less yo-yoing and jumping to grab wheels.
"Game on" seems to have a new meaning during the MWC. On the weekends, the group seems to spend a little more time getting up to speed, but at the Mid-Week, as soon as we clear the first set of lights, BAM, it goes. Maybe its because we have a limited amount of daylight so everyone feels a sense of urgency, or maybe its just because it is the Mid-Week and it has a life of its own. It's the kind of ride that at the end, I am grinning from ear to ear.
To quote the text message I received from a friend this a.m.
Good to have you on the ride last night. Such a good ride.