This is my favorite part of the year. Everyone starts rolling back into town, and you get to see who has done his or her homework over the summer. I'm pleased to say that a lot of the Rutgers crew have done their homework.
I wanted to do a "hard" group ride today. Sometimes that can be hit or miss. Today it was a hit. The boys must have watched a motivational video because we were rolling pretty fast.
Dave is going good, real good. He's rapidly developing into a great rider. He's got the 'cross bug too, so he'll continue to get in some great training throughout the fall and winter.
Don is well-rested from his time off the bike, and looking fast. Wow!
Alessandro (once again) put in some monster pulls. He'll be missed when he and Alicia leave for Texas at the end of the month.
Will C. is the new guy on the block. He comes to us from hilly Ithaca, where I also went to school. Once we get him a uniform, he'll be looking spiffy.
If this is a preview of the 2006-07 RU team, it's going to be a good year.