Busy day so I have to keep this swift. For a postponed ride, not a bad turnout for the Tuesday Canal ride played out on a Wednesday. David Smith on the right, the real skinny guy. There's a deserving nickname in there some where. Have to give it some thought.
Jr Muscle Dude will be in France a week from now pedaling up Alpe d'huez while honeymooning. Lucky guy.
Mark Rossi astride the tandem. I forgot to count but probably 20-25 came out including....
...Randy Brown with a new Trek bike. The previous one, purchased in 2003 and having spent a night in the bottom of a river a couple of years ago, had a bottom bracket problem covered by warranty so Randy leapt at the replacement opportunity.
The A group, always kind of small, rolled out with Randy, Dirty Dan, Jr MD and Steve O. I'm pretty sure I could have drafted the entirety behind at least one of them but I wasn't interested in riding very hard so went out with the B+ group which included the Rossi tandem. And so, enjoyed riding and talking with the Rossi's as we eventually lost the tail of our little group set for a 50 mile ride through the hills. It became apparent at the hour mark that we would have to make an adjustment to the route. Starting at 6:05 and at our current pace, it would put us back at the start at 9:00 but with the clouds portending an early dusk and head wind coming back, maybe after 9:00. We made a left off Delmont on to Westfall, getting back on the route later and finishing with 42 miles.
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.