After coasting through Baltimore, we approached the turn that would lead us to Canal Road. A car was approaching but I judged I had a few feet of clearance so I turned, while everyone else waited. After the group caught me, Da Boss called me "Clingan" a notorious nickname given to anyone who takes unfair advantage of the group. I was offended because I did not attempt to exploit the advantage. Very unfair and that one still hurts. Anyway, We sped out Canal, turning left on Lake and then left on Bickel Church. Da Boss was spending a lot of time at the front. Earlier, on Basil Western, with Da Boss perched on the right, four guys rode alongside him before burning their wicks and sliding back, with Craig just sitting there setting a pace none of the four could match for long. On Bickel Church, people kept making the mistake of allowing Craig to move off the front after a long pull and settle into the 2nd or 3rd slot where he would quickly reclaim the front and pull again. HERE'S A SUGGESTION--MAKE HIM DRIFT TO THE BACK!!!! Geez, having that guy rotate to the front after 1-2 1/4 mile pulls by others is brutal, although it is great fun to see if you can hang in there, which I was surprised I was able to do and felt unusually good this night, even taking my own 1/4 mile pull once in a while.
Poobah--Watch out. You're only going to motivate me to get in shape this winter and come out and kick your butt next Spring.
Steve--That's what you said last year!
Poobah--Your mom wears combat boots!!!
Steve--Sticks and stones can break my bones but names will never hurt me.
Serious stuff and I hope the passions of the post ride have evaporated and these two old war horses will put it all behind them, as it appeared they had after 3-4 cold ones. Now for the super exciting stuff....Da Boss is on vacation in PA for the next week! Woooooohoooooo...no Boss for next week's ride. BUT....he said he would attend the Thursday New Albany ride this week.