Last night I finally got back into the tues/thursday rides with Per’s Eastside Tours. While Thompson hill kicked my butt and caused me to drag a good chunk of the rest of the way, it was a fun ride. It’s always a great feeling to power the way back up East Lake Sammamish to finish up the ride. This time I was able to maintain a 20 mph pace following someone, but others who had been training longer were up to 24 mph. I have also been reasonable good at getting to the cascade training series rides too. While the CTS ride this weekend is one of my favorites heading down from Renton to the Tacoma Tidal Flats, I’m planning on the more challenging RAMROD training series ride. I might be up for a hike or shorter hide on Sunday, but I imagine that most people will be involved with family.