I met the SPP morning ride for the 5:46 start before pedaling on to work. I hadn't done that mid week in some time and it was good to see everyone. Several riders have started using strava.com to track rides over familiar territory and compare each others performance. The numbers on a one mile stretch of Old County Rd. show I generate more power in my legs then the lighter faster guys, but they're still faster. Not sure I need a GPS and fancy web site to tell me that. It was fun and I think I'll try to make a habit of meeting them a couple of times a week. Another bonus, the extra miles in the morning mean I can take a direct route home in the evening and still hit 40+ miles on the day. My habit lately has often been the other way around.
Tonight on the way home I rode to my first ever parents planning meeting with my Cub Scout den. I held it at Bill Bateman's Bistro (a local pub if anyone not familiar with Severna Park is reading). which might have contributed to the strong turnout. I think we're off to a good start. The meeting schedule through the end of this year is set and I don't have to lead the lesson plan for a single den meeting! The other parents are all willing to lead various activities, all I had to do was ask. Then I pedaled in a light rain the last two miles.