Two separate rides. Two perfect experiences. One an evening into the night ride with Jacob filled with views of Austin and the river in the glow and radiance of pure reflected light, plus an abundance of Austin history and a multitude of Austin life-experienced shared. A delayed start time due to be being stuck in Austin traffic and feeling anything but peaceful all melted away as we pedaled along the river and I listened to Jacob’s stories of Austin. All was right with the world.
Day 2 was a ride that came with a request for hill-climbing from a cyclist that is not a racer but loves to ride and climb hills. Dennis put together a full-day ride that perfectly met my request. I was introduced to many of Austin’s road climbing hills and Dennis, who really enjoys racing, made me feel completely comfortable riding with me the entire day. The ride challenged me to be a better rider and a better hill-climber and fulfilled my requested ride perfectly. It was a privilege riding with Dennis. I’m very grateful for the work that Deaton and her team are doing. These are amazing representatives of Austin.