So, the A's were asked to go....silence and no movement....then the super B's and everyone but the C group departed. A good group of B's including Dean, Rex, Matt & Pete A, Poobah, Mitch O, Brian, Rick, Corvair, Mark C, Andrew, Dirty Dan, the Rossi tandem, etc... about 18-20. There had been some talk about taking the 18 mile B route and when we arrived at the B turn on to Amanda Northern, most went north except for the men of the peloton who kept going on Marcy for the 21 mile A route. Suddenly it occurred to me, I was riding the A route so therefore it was the A group and looking around, I decided I could hang with these guys. What the....my last chance to start and finish with the A group for the season. Brent, Pete & Matt A, Brian, Rick and 1-2 others stormed on.
I made sure to cover every gap, including Pete A's very sneaky break prior to the "S" curve on Waterloo, well by covering I mean I drafted behind Rick who covered the gap. We did pause a couple of times to allow some laggards back on because it would not be a good idea to leave someone way out there as darkness swiftly approached. Arriving at the parking lot, I hit the button on the Garmin and stopped it at....20.5....ok, not a Thursday New Albany quality ride but all you can do is ride with those that show. And now, the central Ohio cycling scene casts its eyes to CA, where Marty and friends are competing in the Levi Leipheimer Gran Fondo. Will it be yet another podium finish for this underrated Cat 3 cyclist? Also, again, the COP Fall HOOT, weather and OSU kick-off permitting.