Fifteen showed up Saturday for a ride out of New Albany. Larry P puts the finishing touch to his outfit while our ride leader, Kenda Janet, poses with Flyin Tuna and Lisa A.
The Rossi tandem showed up, a valuable addition for the wide swept return from Granville, Mark V, John and Jeff S came too. John turned around about half way to Granville and Mark V had a later commitment and so he too
Janet, ever the publicity hound, thrust her head into the image at the last minute but that is a few Roll people who also came, including Eva, who was riding strong. Our group got split at Northridge Road and so most of us headed to....
....the "uptown" coffee shop (Steve O above) while the others, thinking we had gone south.....
....went to the River Road Coffee Shop. We hooked up and headed back in to a stiff, 20mph head wind. Upon our return, I went back to Granville in time to see....
....Younger Phenom Nick jump from the start line, with Luke, in the Cat3/4 race which he won.
Also there, former OSU d-lineman John Day, better known as Junior Muscle Dude, rolled up to the start line with 39 other Cat 5's at the Alligator Mound Road Race in Granville. Fighting vicious crosswinds (but a nice tail wind along Dry Creek Road), John hung with the leaders finishing 11th in his first race. After the race, John likened it to returning a fumble for a TD against Michigan.. OK, I made that up but I think he exceeded his expectations and look for him to roll up to other races soon. Also at the race was Tym Tyler competing in the Masters division, Terry G in the Cat 3/4 and Hendra P in the Cat 1/2/3. Hendra finished 3rd, later commenting: ""I'm not good at TT so doing a solo is the last thing in my mind but today when i was doing my pull at the front, somehow i got a 10s gap. It wouldn't be cool to slow down and wait for them so i decided to give it a go. Lasted for a lap before getting joined by 1 other guy. Worked together before my legs cracked one lap before the finish. And yes i'd like to hear your wonderful drafting tips"
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.