A coworker and I hit Blankets creek this morning for a quick ride. It felt like 40 degrees when we left the car. As soon as we hit the first climb I warmed right up though. The rest of the day was perfect. The new pads on my front brakes fixed my squeaking problem and I even cleared the switchbacks on the Van Michael Loop for the first time. This was my friend's longest ride to date but you never would have known it. Every time I turned around he was right on my wheel. What a fun day. We even got to see the famous Cyclesmith, Chocolate Girl, Raja, Robina, and Ken.