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Morning Sun
  • NEW YEAR'S RIDE

  • Eight brave souls headed north into a frigid wind to kick off Tailwind Cyclists’ annual New Year’s Day ride. The ride has been a feature at Tailwind since Jan 1, 2002 and until this year, Roger Lomshek has made every ride.

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  • Eight brave souls headed north into a frigid wind to kick off Tailwind Cyclists’ annual New Year’s Day ride. The ride has been a feature at Tailwind since Jan 1, 2002 and until this year, Roger Lomshek has made every ride.
    Old hands like Todd McGeorge, Jon Mayfield, Jacob Cauble, Scott Henson and Dan McNally initiated the newer riders (Bob Dicken, Dave Kerry & Dallas McCorkle) into the wonderful world of high-mileage winter lunatics.
    Scott Henson and Bob Dicken knocked out 54 miles to Farlington Lake and back in just under 4 hours while the rest went for a full 100 miles of fun.
    Dallas McCorkle struggled to make it to Fort Scott with the group, then hitched a ride home (about 65 miles in). McCorkle said his heart rate hit 210 at one point while McNally was leading them up a hill by Farlington, indicating that his work schedule has been kicking his workout schedule’s butt.
    McGeorge had a day of epic flats with a slashed rear tire, providing four flats during the ride. A reinforcing boot from Cauble saved the day just before the group ran out of spare tubes, allowing the ride to continue rolling south to hot showers and hot cocoa. All told, with wind, cold, flats and worn-out legs, the 100 miles was over in about 7 hours.
    Pictured: Dallas McCorkle, Todd McGeorge, Jacob Cauble, Bob Dicken, Dave Kerry, Jon Mayfield, Scott Henson and Dan McNally
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