FRFuggitivi Ten: Miles-stone(s)

newest member,
dapper with the FRFuggitivi custom cap by Red Dots Cycling.
photo Cycling Art

Yesterday's FRFuggitivi group ride to Ladner was full of miles - stone(s).

I met the team at New Westminster Quay. Scott (originally from South Africa) donned his new custom FRFuggitivi cap and is officially a new member. Not that there is any official protocol becoming a FRFuggitivi member, we've always embraced a more relaxed protocol - the pleasure of riding, good coffee and craft beer is essential. Our custom cycling cap, by Red Dots Cycling, is the essential piece of kit;  protection from the elements and dapper to wear at the cafe and beer stops.

We soon met up with Mario who had the bad luck with a flat and just returned from home to have it repaired. On our way into Delta while rolling on the notorious River Road, Mario flatted twice - front and rear simultaneously! One of the good attributes of the team, as soon as he flatted a group of us descended upon to help. And, we don't call it, The Delta Triangle for nothing. Last July, it was a flat-fest with this tally; Ross (2), Curtis (1) & Patrick (1). As it stands, for this season, Mario now leads in our most flats competition.

Riding in a large group is one of my favorite aspects of cycling. Especially so, when all ten of us worked well together riding in the slipstream is a fun intense experience. Matt mentioned we clocked an impressive 40 kph on the return leg on the pancake flat River Road. For me, that's a fast clip. I'm more than happy to have my new storage bottle, able to carry my mini hand pump and thus relieving my rear jersey pocket and back of the bulk. Thrown in a few short climbs and I was able to take advantage and enjoy my new Campagnolo 13-29T cassette. But, not enough to beat anyone on a hill climb sprint! And, true to our official club hashtag (#moremilesmorebeer), we finished our 73 km ride at Steel and Oak Brewing with a Radler, a perfect post ride recovery drink of beer and lemonade.

A good Sunday with the gents of FRFuggitivi!

Enjoying the Radler and a toast in remembrance to our FRFuggitivi brother, John.
photo Cycling Art