With temps in the upper 60’s and this Tuesday marking the official start of the OVC TNR season (and St Patrick’s Day), it was no surprise that OVC would show up in the masses. 19 of the fittest fastest roadies on the shore rolled out on the church on no doubt, the windiest toughest OVC TNR opener on record.
After being derailed yesterday due to the rain, OVC rolled out of Gravity some 13 riders strong on Sunday and the advertised “B”/Endurance ride pace was quickly developing into a brisk tempo effort before the field made it to the end of Johnson Rd. With riders starting to feel the pressure from the surges, the ride leaders quickly sprang into action to the halt the aggression.
With Mother Nature on her best behavior these past few days, OVC’s Barry, Crystal, Russ and SV’s Bob M and Paul G decided what better way to spend their Wed night than a good brisk paced B ride with friends and teammates. Departing from SG a quarter past five, the four man one woman group headed out College and Johnson roads to begin their 35 mile journey on two wheels and by the time they hit the overpass on Johnson, the group of 5 was already up to speed and rolling towards RT 12 at 22 plus mph.
Spring finally sprung on Sunday and OVC was there to greet the 50 degree temps. Nineteen riders gathered at SG this morning for 60 miles of early season training. OVC brought 17 to the party -- Russ, Dean P., Matthew P., Barry, Sean, Rick W., Sonny, Kevin, Alex, Caleb, Roscoe, Brian J., Mario, Brian F, Matt D., Jamie, and Mario -- and Patrick and Ace made the trip down to represent Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team (“ABRT”).