We arrived, we looked around expectedly for a sign that the Big Diesel was with us but he was not. The cold reality that taking the majority of the pulls would fall on one of us was a sobering piece of news, causing one of us to blurt, "Damn that Schluep!" I guessed that since Jeff S had ridden 100 miles on Monday and was riding another 75+ on Wednesday, he was probably taking the day off. Recumbent Dude, volunteered to be the one who takes the longest pulls which is great if you can squeeze into that tiny slipstream. Oh and get this, Nathan is now shopping for a new recumbent that sits even closer to the ground. We waited until 4:58pm and then Dennis, Ryan R, Nathan and me headed out on a 36 mile route that headed into Lithopolis, out Winchester, turning left on South Bloomingfield where the rollers illustrated which of us have cut back on our hours on the bike. Reaching Cedar Hill, we turned right and then left on Reigle, which is a narrow, nicely paved road that took us to #188 where we hung a left and after 1/2 mile, with the gloom gathering, decided to turn north on Amanda Northern, rather than continuing on to Rock Mill. At Marcy, we turned left and then took Sitterly into Lithopolis and then back to the parking lot. Ended with 33 miles, 1100' of climbing and a 19.1mph average. Sounds like we'll ride again on Thursday, from New Albany, weather permitting. More on that later.
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.