Today’s weather was a gift, so two chapters of MIT riders went out for group rides. This is a report on the earlier “water tower” ride organized by Merle (in absentia). I believe he decided to go on the latet BHP/Cook’s Creek ride organized by Shorty and Helmut. At any rate, we (Jac, Rob, Curt, Jim) decided to ride with a strong tail wind to Richer where we had the usual fabulous breakfast and great conversation. The ride back was really quite pleasant, even with the headwind. We “echeloned” , trading off quite frequently so it wasn’t too bad. There is a bit of a disturbing trend I’m seeing just recently, with some motorists (never seen it before), in that some of them are passing cyclists on the right, that is, along the gravel shoulder. This happens if we cyclists take up more than a third of the lane. Despite this, it was a truly enjoyable ride, especially at this time of year. So, how was the Tour de BHP/Cook’s Creek????