I do a bunch of riding by myself,
This ugly behind the gas station Stop and Shop is one of my favorite places to chill.
Got a big ride in, some 85 miles or so. about 60 miles in I like to stop here. Hit up the bathroom, refuel, snacks, candy, coke.
The temp. was in the mid 40's, but back here in the sun, almost 75.
I took off my shoes, and leaned back.
Then pounded the pedals back to philly.
The sprint line is up the drive to the Macpherson house Mount Pleasant. To most just another old building, not to me, I've toured it a couple of times, and always like to sit out back, when I get a chance and enjoy the view. So that's what I did last night before the ride started. I've heard names and history stories as a kid, like the ones about Benedict Arnold, ... he lived in Mount Pleasant in the 1799's--
I tried to imagine the overlapping of the two worlds. Arnold coming out the front door of his house, sitting on the steps, sipping a brandy and watching the gear restricted sprints, of the points training race.