Round Mountain Training Ride

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Everett, Chris and Michael at start of Round Mountain training ride.

Today's training ride is one of my favorites.  It is a 40 mile loop that starts in Cedar Park, Texas, reaches Round Mountain out on the back side of the loop and returns to Cedar Park.  This training ride is very similar to the actual Ride date route, as it is out in the Hill Country and has more than a few hills to help you build up your stamina and endurance. 

We started our ride at 9am and had about 35 riders join in the fun.  Met a new rider named Andy and a couple of other new riders as well.

We had one rider who had an accident out on the back edge of the loop where there is a long gradual downhill section.  As I was completing that portion of the loop, I rode up to one of the riders who was standing there with her bike and looking a bit forelorn.

Andy coming into the the pit stop on Round Mountain training ride.
  She had been cruising on the downhill portion, hit a rough patch and was bumped off the shoulder of the road.  She had bruised her ribs pretty well when she fell, but had no broken bones or cuts.  We did call a sag and sweep vehicle to pick her up and take her back to her car.  I checked in on her later after the ride and learned she was ok.  Bruised, but ok.

Despite the one accident, it was a great day out for riding.  Cool dry morning, with plenty of sunshine and not too much wind.  The bluebonnets were beginning to bloom and made the countryside absolutely beautiful.  After our 40 mile ride, several of us went for lunch at a great local barbeque place and ate our fill of barbqued brisket, sausage and ribs, plus all the sides.

Fund raising update:  My total to date:  $900.  Team total to date: $16,000.

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