At the market outside Zanesville I produced a map to show Peggy the remaining part of the route and share little known short-cutting opportunities should anyone have interest. Peggy said, "Oh this is that Blue Jay ride that Cindy and some other guy run isn't it?".......I recovered from the shock and informed Peggy I run the COP Blue Jay ride with some nominal assistance from Cindy, certainly not the other way around. There was the usual sharing of water and extra fluids and food were left on the picnic bench for the balance of the group who had not yet arrived. I looked greedily at the half eaten Baby Ruth bar and bag of corn chips but decided to leave it for others.
I declined the opportunity to start with the fastest group as my legs were still bleeding from the earlier effort and instead headed back with Peggy, Kim and Adele. Clouds had rolled in affording some relief from the heat and sun and when we arrived at 668/204, I headed on to Glenford to get in a few extra miles (OK, maybe I was about to drop from the superwomen) but did return to the route and arrived in Brownsville at Rt. 40 to find two of our original group standing in the shade with one guy slumped over his handlebars sweating profusely. Later they rolled in to the Flint Ridge park where we spent some time cooling in the shade by the water fountain. I left ahead of them and finished the route with 91 miles and 6000'+ feet of elevation gain. Good route and good people, for the most part.