Sat. Dec. 1 & Sun. Dec. 2
70.05 miles | 112.73 kilometers
December marked our last “First Saturday/Sunday of the Month” ride of 2018. While chilly weather in most parts of the world decreased participation, we still saw riders from three countries step up to allow us all of us to ride together in spirit.
Enrico Victor took time out from his beach “workation” in Hamilo Coast, Batangas to ride 19.22 km on the road around the Pico de Loro Beach Resort. He enjoys this change of pace from city riding and stopped to take a very Christmassy photo to wish Happy Holidays to our community.
Dex Tsang in Hong Kong, China added 20.56 km to this month’s total as he completed 30 minutes of home trainer riding connected to Zwift.
Our final three riders covered both coasts of the United States. Representing California was Dennis Ham with a 2.40 mile lunchtime ride and Juan Ortega with a 21.43 mile ride along an LA riverbed trail. Juan reached an impressive 20.65 mph top speed on his ride!
Representing Florida was FSM regular Tom Case who faced strong headwinds on his ride to Hollywood Beach, but enjoyed an easy coast back home with the wind at his back. He said he, “stopped to smell lots of roses” on his 21.50 mile adventure.
Bad weather and holiday commitments understandably kept many of our regular riders off the trails this month, but we still have cause to celebrate the start of our FSM tradition in 2018. Your rides racked up a combined 471.38 miles / 758.61 kilometers in these short three months. Kudos to all who participated!
We’re looking forward to sharing your ride adventures in 2019 which will be our first full year of promoting our FSM rides. The next ride will be the weekend of January 5 and 6, and we hope for dry and hopefully not-too-cold weather for everyone.