Barely 24-hours into the new year (and start of the 2011 season!) Velo-Works – Spokes, Etc.’s Shauna Sweet and Emily McDonald headed out to take on some of the areas fastest folks on 2-wheels and partake in the first of four rides composing Haymarket Bicycles’ Winter Bike League. The ride covered approximately 65 miles of rolling hills and gravel winding through country roads near Haymarket and Middleburg this past Sunday. Yes, this past Sunday when the high temperature of the day (53 degrees) was reached pre-dawn, and by the time the ride rolled out at 8am, the girls were faced with dropping temperatures, and a cold drizzle. Even with the weather, about 80 riders showed up for the fast-paced ride. It wasn’t easy by any means, and by the time everyone arrived back, covered in dirt, grime and soaked through, we were tired, but still smiling!
Same place, same time next Sunday – but as advertised, be sure to bring your own tough!