With spring here, in name at least, its time to start shaking the legs out and to begin logging some miles. Last weekend I joined the Synergy Cycling Team for a training camp in Wisconsin. Saturday was scheduled to be a long day, with a lot of climbing over the rolling hills near the Mississippi, south of La Crosse; however, we woke up to gray skies and damp air. Delaying our roll-out a few hours, we hit the roads with a full group of 38 riders. Late last fall I finally figured out a good way to carry my small Fuji X100s camera while riding, and I was excited to get out on a big group ride to take photos. Unfortunately with the rolling hills, and wide ranging Spring fitness, the group split into a few smaller contingents for the remainder of the day. The threat of pouring rain finally caught us on a long descent into a small town. While only lasting a few minutes, it soaked us all through. The weather really changed everyone's plans for the day – any stopping would lead to several people shivering. Some people ran into the little co-op grocery in town for a snack and hot coffee, while others just hit the road, leaving everyone to fend for themselves to get back to camp in small groups. After some lunch, a change of socks, and a chance to dry out, seven of us went out for a few more miles, racing against the next threat of rain. While a weekend of sunny skies and warm temps would have been nice, the rain, wind, and cold made for some great stories and dramatic skies.