Love those sprints

Wow – Team Lick has embraced town line sprints with a vengeance, or at least a few guys. On Friday Tom jumped on the one at the end of his street, then Steve remembered a pair on the same street. I got one in before Steve jumped and grabbed the line at the entrance to Harvard. As we rolled down Oak Hill, George sped up so I stuck on his wheel, knowing there was a line just after the Rt. 2 bridge. Tom watched us chat and sprinted downhill, well over a 1/4 mile ahead of the boundary. I took off after him, but couldn’t close the gap. When I looked at my heart rate, it was the highest in several years and we were still descending. I sat up and Tom took the well earned first. Guess I am always the bridesmaid, and never the bride.

Most of these sprints are won by memorization, a few by guile and trickery, and occasionally they are contested outright. Anyone trying is getting in that extra training, and bringing a few laughs to us all. Below is a photo of our team at the bottom of Oak Hill in Littleton.

Team Lick at the bottom of Oak Hill in Littleton

Team Lick at the bottom of Oak Hill in Littleton