A few observations:
- When you hit washboard bumps at 30 mph, you gotta stay loose. If you stiffen up, the bike responds, and not in a good way.
- Riding rollers this winter has helped my sense of balance and stability. I felt a lot more sure of myself.
- It was great to ride with the group again - I really missed the camaraderie.
I'm going to make every attempt to do more of these rides. Dirt, washboard bumps, loose gravel and cyclocross bikes - a recipe for a great time and a helluva a good work out.