As our ride progressed, if we went more than a 1/2 mile without climbing I wondered if we had got off the route. Eventually, after the wall on Pen Road, Flagdale and Marietta Road, we descended to.....
We later hit the gas station in Bremen and headed a little farther south to add Pumpkin Vine before plodding back north. Around mile 60, Paul Stock jumped from the pack on a short climb, I followed and then rode him like a pony throughout the entire ascent of Ridenour Road to 188, then in to Thornville then south to 13. What a trooper is that Paul that he didn't seem to mind me drafting for the duration. We (he) had put in such a gap on the group that we kept going, him to follow the route that put him back on Fairmont Road for the return, me on an alternative route that was a little flatter. I finished with 84 miles and 6000'+ of climbing. Well, on to Sunday for another 80 mile ride, this time at a more spirited pace that broke my legs.