Yesterday was the inaugural GTR for the inaugural season of the Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo for Georgia's Team in Training. We rode 16 miles up at Riverside Park, and it is shaping up to be a great team. We have people of all abilities (per usual), some on mtb but most on road, and some people who have long experience riding and some who only got their bike last year. Everyone had a GREAT attitude, kept together, and worked it out. I had a wonderful time meeting my new teammates and am very much looking forward to riding with them in the heat and humidity this summer. I can't wait for the Tahoe/Fletcher teammates to join the Vegas GTRs, because it will be great for the new participants to see how big the team is and how great the camaraderie can be.
Maximum speed: 36.4 mph
Average speed: 15.0 mph
Distance: 16.06 mi
Details and map can be found here.
Afterward, Coach and I went down to Silk Sheets to join the current team on their last GTR and get a few extra miles in (he didn't make it out of the parking lot with the Vegas team, helping newer participants get comfortable being on a bike for the first time in years again), but I ended up SAGing in a few people and just hanging out with great friends.