Normally I try to support my local, independantly owned, better tasting coffee shops but today I didn't have time to ride the extra 15 min each way and still make the wed group ride.
....and I wanted to enjoy my coffee.
On the way back I ran into a group of kids doing "science". It was pretty sweet! They had built a cannon that used air pressure (about 100 psi) to launch water bottles wrapped in duct tape and filled with lead shot (to get the weight just right) at over 200 miles per hour!
They were calculating distance and trajectory by having friends on the other side of the wash find the bottles. Some of them were nearly 900 feet.
Alex, I'm pretty sure this cannon would give our potato cannons a run for their money... if we had made some, which we didn't because they're probably illegal.
I was having so much fun watching the cannon that I lost track of time and had to play catch up on Brown Mtn!
Everyone was still at the top though, and we got a good shot of almost all the regulars.
Hey John, notice how everyone is dressed... on a night ride... in June? Bee-atch!
On my ride today I discovered what I think is the (2nd) most important training tool for cycling:
If you train by yourself (and if you ride enough mileage you inevitably do) then having music is quite a perk! Thanks to Benji for hooking up the sweet tunes AND the Shuffle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The MOST important training tool ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
And last but not least, I've started running... I hate it but I have heard that a little cross training can be good for you and I am determined to find out for myself!
P.S. Thanks for the suggestion of a hit-counter to keep track of visitors Banner. I took your idea and I added one to the bottom of the page!