Way, way out on the outskirts of the parking lot was the Kenda corner. Here, Paul, Janet and Dave had easy access to the Porta-Potties and seclusion so they could change into those Kenda outfits.
Good turnout for the Dry Run ride and Westerville Bike Club does a good job with the road markings and food stops. I rolled out with Muscle Dude, Billy C, Marty, David C, Steve Fields and Tym Tyler. We rolled through the Kenda gang and picked up David S, Andrew C, Jeff S, Alyson & friend. Fast pace but not brutally so and we rolled into Johnstown at mile 23 where Marty & Co kept going. Somewhere short of Johnstown we picked up Rick Miller, John Sada and John Gorrila.
In Johnstown, I ran into Rick Holt, a long time Canal cyclist who has been missing for awhile because of work but also recently got married.
I'm running short of time so I'll hit the highlights....I finished. 101 miles, 4100' of climbing. Ride time was 5:15 with an 18.7 avg. David and Alyson took long, remorseless pulls that put some of our group in difficulty. Alyson has a heck of an engine and can stay up front for miles and miles. Andrew Clayton, having ridden a 200k on Saturday struggled on the back half and despite my urging the group to slow and let him catch up, the two horses were having none of it. Pretty staunch head wind coming back on the long and kind of boring Sycamore Road. Might want to change the route a bit on that last 30 miles and forego the little southern loop prior to Johnstown that causes a very early split between the 100 and 70 milers.
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.