Wednesdays are my favorite day for the lunch ride. It's a long and fast route, and I usually am able to hang with the A group the entire time. I've got most of the attacks covered, but always get dropped on the descent leading up to a nasty cross-wind section right before the long stretch home. Today we had a pro in our midst. I didn't catch her name but she had an entourage of photographers following us in a van for most of the way. I managed to hang with her and the chase group before dropping them in the last few miles.