First Rides '09

Some years, with ice and snow and frigid temperatures, that important first ride of the year can prove elusive.

Not so this year. With mild weather in most of our region, the two-wheeled faithful once again saddled up and hit the road (or trail):

Me? The year didn’t start well, with a flat tire before the bike even emerged from the garage. However, the short 14-mile spin afterward, in 50+°F weather was pretty sweet!

What was your first ride of the year like?


About The Author

By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web’s premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

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