Martin's route had us going out Blue Jay, hang a right at 668/Brownsville and follow that all the way to Somerset. Since he was unable to make the ride, we took the liberty of amending the route to get over to Poplar Forks/Mt Perry Road, avoiding the traffic and super rollers on 668. Naturally, things got stretched out on Blue Jay and after I got to 668, I kept going to the top of the big climb and stopped at Flint Ridge where soon, Mark, Kim, Flyin T, Chicago Dude & Poobah arrived, along with Matt who had started late but caught us (Peggy and Gus made a wrong turn out of the Newark "square" and were temporarily lost). We went east on Flint Ridge and eventually arrived at Cooperider, got onto 204 and decided to climb up Amish Ridge Road. In the meantime, Flyin T talked Chicago Dude into heading back and we were down to 5 and the others? Well, they made a left at 668 by mistake, arrived at Rt. #16, turned around, made it to Gratiot and headed back to the Y with around 50 miles. Tim T was riding with Lisa later in the day so he went off doing his own route .
Reaching Newark, we got onto a bike path and then onto a road where we passed in front of a house where none other than Flyin Tuna was sitting on her porch sunning herself. Todd shouted something unkind to her, I may have shouted some things too and then Todd plowed into my back wheel, sending him to the asphalt. I blame the whole thing on Cindy. Todd picked himself up, examined the bike, all appeared ok and we finally reached the Y with 59 miles and 4300' of climbing. Fun day and I made up the part about the naked sun bather but everything else is true, or close enough.