I think this Thursday is the Summer Solstice New Albany ride and then for sure next Tuesday (6/23) is the grand daddy of all summer solstice rides, Canal Winchester with its fabled climb of Revenge at the midpoint. I detect some rumblings that members of the New Albanites will travel into the deep south and participate. Some of the readers of the blog are probably oblivious that there was a time of tranquility between the Tuesday Canal and Thursday New Albany rides. Each group stayed within its boundaries and each thought.....
.....it had the superior cyclists/force. Because I had the rare opportunity to travel into the heart of both camps and witness the stamina and strength of each, I suspected one was stronger than the other but kept silent so as not to arouse the passions. Unfortunately, over time, things were said, boasts made, general dissing of the opposition and so, the northern forces girded themselves for battle and in 2013, headed south to Canal Winchester.....
....where the south fought not so valiantly, their lines were easily breached, flags taken......
....symbolically speaking, the village was laid to waste. The New Albanyers returned north with their booty and silence descended over the south. BUT WAIT......
....the south has a new generation err...actually it's the same old cyclists but with very short term memories and they are again talking, yapping, eager for another chance at the New Albanyers. Naturally, I refrain from stirring the passions, playing with cyclist's emotions, stirring the pot, that type of thing. However, I feel it my duty to warn the Canal boys that a squad of New Albanyer Special Ops troops will return, next Tuesday. With gps devices, no longer do they need to carry along a token Canal cyclist. They are coming, they are not taking names and they are not chewing gum. Get Ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will play my part and have a link for the Summer Solstice route as soon as able.
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.