Friday's lunch ride at Specialized is the infamous World Championships, a hammer-fest for the title and bragging rights for the week. I meant to do an easy spin on the Willow loop, but I was curious about the course. It had a bit more climbing than I was expecting, and the heat was getting to me. I followed the lead group halfway through before dropping back. I have a race tomorrow, and didn't want to burn all of my matches. There are some seriously strong dudes in the bunch, and every time I go out with them I learn something new. Being able to sit on the wheel(s) of these guys going 20+ mph takes some time to get used to. The lunch rides are good training for the lunch rides.