Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday

Had a great day yesterday. I rode solo to work and set out a little later than normal. The great weather we've enjoyed so far continued.

From work I rode to Annapolis for the Wednesday Night Races awards ceremony. The sunset as I crossed the Naval Academy bridge was spectacular. It's sad that this phase of our sailing season is over. But we took second place in the first series (May and June) and the third series (late July through Sep). We've done well in the spring for several years, when the wind is usually a bit stronger. But to place in the late part of the series is quite a feat for us. Diamond in the Rough is an older, heavier boat and we have struggled to get her moving in light breezes characteristic of July and August. But a new genoa this year and a lot of hard work brought home the prize. It was fun to see everyone and toast to our success.

There are still a few weekend events to sail before the boats are put away for the season but the weekly meeting each Wednesday is done until the first week of May next year. The crew all got a kick out of me showing up on my bicycle rather than driving. After the festivities I rode home in the dark, showered and straight to bed. I was exhausted.

Decided to take today and tomorrow off before I ride the Civil War Tour 200K brevet on Saturday. I'm looking forward to it.

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