Something different for this blog, thought I'd give you a ride report from Wednesday's ride...
The inaugural 2021 HillsRUs ride enjoyed blue skies, brisk temperatures and clear roads.
Meeting and greeting at Shoup Park, every rider had a face covering and respected the 6’ social distance, thank you! We rolled out in small groups between 9:00 (led by Steve Rempel) and 10:00. Climbing Page Mill is an easy way to maintain social distance, same with the West Alpine descent.
Lunch in the sun at the Duck Pond in La Honda - several available benches, and the ducks kept us entertained. Unless eating, we respected the face covering requirement, and kept good distances. We’re getting good at this. While climbing 84, more than a few riders formed a small pace line, and others correctly kept distance. NOT riding close together in a pace line is something we have to remind ourselves about.
As a ride leader, it's tough to keep track of everyone when we stagger the starts and truly ride separately. The "regular" HRU riders know to send a text message when they're home safely, I didn't remember to ask others to do so, but somehow got word (through Strava and other riders) that everyone returned safely!
All in all, the groups (~25 riders) followed the Club Guidelines for rides. Again, thank you all for helping each other follow the rules.