Wednesday evening, Jan and I joined the ride out of Fellowship Bible Church located out toward Rogersville. There has been a small discussion in the cycling community regarding using the church lot to launch from on Wednesday evenings. What if we caused unneccesary problems for the church and their members for their evening service and activites? Were we being good representatives of the cycling community in using their parking lot? What were our responsibilites and privileges?
These questions and concerns were all put to rest when Sheryl, our ride leader, got gracious confirmation this week from the church that we could indeed use their lot to launch from. A heart felt Thanks to Fellowship Bible Church for allowing us to use their location on these Wednesday evenings!
When we arrived at the church we saw about fifteen to twenty other riders ready to go.
At Elm Grove Road and U, Jan related her experience with Sheryl on their first ride together. Let us say that it was a character-building event!
The overall temps were on the warm side, but the constant cloud cover made the time pleasant. We had no mishaps and the group reformed every so often when crossing a major highway. The conversation was real good and we appreciated Sheryl’s efforts at making sure everyone was ok. We had not done the Wednesday evening ride for a couple of years because of family obligations. Things have now changed and we will be joining our friends on a more consistent basis. Here’s to more summer riding!