|Mangs and Alings with members of another team brave the wind|
and rain to complete the short loop of the Kitsap Color Classic.
Nevertheless, a few brave Mangers and an Aling braved the weather and rode to close the season. They were blessed with a few bouts of clearing and sun but for the most part, the roads were wet and treacherous. After one of the riders experienced a flat, the group decided to complete just the 25 miler. The ride itself may have been wet and cold but the company, as always, was good.
|Eric's selfie in Hawaii|
And so ends the official cycling calendar for 2013.
Countless miles, memories and laughter later, Mangs and Alings are looking forward to off season riding to keep in shape - maybe some weekend mountain biking and cyclocross or other fun activities for the cold and wet weather. Whatever it is, Team Mang exits 2013 with a stronger bond among its members. Some of us grew leaps and bounds as individual cyclists, others maintained their fitness, others met different cycling goals (like getting loved ones into the sport). Regardless, we all maintained our friendships and had fun doing it - Team Mang is family and that's what it's all about after all.