Before the ride there was some strategy talk about where the group will break up. I said something like this ride is not going to break up, it is too flat. When heading North we were fighting the cross wind. I often just sit in the back for the first 10 miles and enjoy a warm up. For some reason I was near the front and took a few pulls but did not think at all about the group breaking up.
Next thing I know some of the guys are giving me heck about my idea that the group was not going to break up. Grisvard in particular was having some fun at my expense. I think we were down to about 10 guys, maybe less. Pete, Grisvard, Shannon, Dave, Hans, Doug McConaha, Paul Stock, Morgan, the guy with the Ohio tattoo and maybe a couple more. Dave might remember.
Then Doug just rolls off and said he had enough. Just before we were going to turn out of the wind. I was surprised at who was not with us. Then Shannon makes a wrong turn on Michell rd instead of Crouse Willison. We hit lots of gravel but we got back to Appleton and back on the route. Shannon is doing a great job as ride leader so we cut him some slack. And he made up for it by working super hard, amazing pulls into the wind.