The beginning of the route was, in a word, confusing. Any route that attempts to hit covered bridges is going to be contrived and that's ok but the start through Canal Winchester was too much for what otherwise is a great route with some good climbing. Sada and gang hit the pace kind of hard from Canal to Lithopolis so not everyone was with us when we missed a turn and ended up torching down Cedar Hill toward Amanda, off route but no one cared since we knew the route would be reacquired in Amanda. Rich and Marty turned the screws and Larry, Dennis, Andrew and I grimly hung on. We reached Amanda Northern road just a couple of miles north of Amanda and we dropped off to hit the corn fields, if you know what I mean. Andrew stayed with the group and we never saw them again, other than Rich and Billy who, upon reaching Amanda, turned around and headed back, with other things to do.
Well, that's about it, Dennis, Larry and I departed Amanda and rode together until I pulled a very sneaky short cut move that reduced my miles to 60, while they did the official 70 mile route. Not sure who did the full 100. As I said, good route. Maybe the road markings should be placed prior to the turns rather than in the turns and maybe the "B" road marking symbol should have a more prominent directional line extending from it but it's nice to have a marked route.