joined us for the first part of Day 11 from Aspermont to Jacksboro.
It's kind of depressing to have fresh legs join riders with
10 days of hard riding in their legs. Nick really hammered folks
into the ground, but we had a good time despite watching him
pull away from all of us. Roger resumed his reserved spot on
our wheel as we cruised to the second snack stop, but Lon got
us into hammer mode speeding into lunch.
After lunch, we got our first chance to ride with the Myers,
the couple most folks referred to as the tandem team in need
of a tandem. Mike and Nancy dressed like tandem twins - even
off the bike. They rode identical Cannondales and stayed together
all the time. We had a great time chatting about tandems (they
are interested), brevets and BMB (we had sort of met at BMB
in 92). As part of their preparation for this ride they had
done three complete series of brevets, since they had three
different series within easy driving distances. It was surprising
to us that most of the riders we talked to did a lot of their
training on their own. Very few rode with a club or found organized
longer rides. But the Meyers were an exception.