The first team 'cross ride of 2007 was attended by Stella, Aaron, Jeff Patton, Jeff Traugott and Myself-Swiggness. Since the underbrush has grown alarmingly on last year's route an alternate way up to the enchanted loop had to be found. A new climb was tackled-easier but not easy when one is attempting to keep the wheel of Stella. Jeff Patton did this admirably, showing some better fitness than last year. The ride will continue to meet on Fridays at 5 p.m. in front of the shop for the next 6 weeks. I will not be here on Aug. 24th but I'm sure someone else will be happy to lead the ride. I can think of no jollier way to prepare for the season of racing that is nearly upon us.