You know what’s a bad sign? When somebody shows up to the group ride in a State Championship jersey. See that dude in the blue? That’s an Illinois State Championship jersey. Not his only one, either.
Mix in another state champion., a former national champion, one of the top ranked triathletes in the world, a whole bunch of fast guys from cat 1 to cat 5, and the early-season Illinois wind and you’re about to have and interesting ride. That, we did. 23 men rolled out from the Geneva Caribou at 1:00pm. About 3.5 hours later, little groups of riders came trickling in.
Could not have been a better day to ride.