|Sitting in second wheel when the pace was not too high.|
The second half of the ride was much the same, getting dropped once the pace ramped up on the hills, but hanging in there on the flat. I was fine dropping back and wait for those behind, and we beat the lead group, who had again ventured off the parcours to the beer meeting back at Red Hook. The rain mostly held off until we were back at the brewery, and the last 5 miles or so, we had a huge tailwind pushing us beerward.
|Rolling easy (in the red Canada jersey) as the other James (blue jersey to the right) contemplates dropping the hammer on the group.|
Thanks to @mcsqueak for the pictures.