John pulled me to Ron and Andrew while Craig dropped off because he did not feel well. Our foursome rode in to Alexandria with a 23.3 avg, exited the village via Mounts, right on Lobdell and eventually getting on to Louden headed north towards Dry Creek. I was not doing well so I stayed on Louden to Stone Quarry and noticed my left pedal felt odd. Soon, it began swiveling from the crank arm but I nursed it back to the parking lot. The hole in the crank arm was completely stripped but hero mechanic, Rick Miller plugged in a temporary fix and although I missed the Blue Jay ride on Friday, I made the Saturday Canal Winchester ride and more on that soon. Also, a new bike is scheduled to be delivered this week.
Yes, Thursday is July 3rd, the day before the 4th and some or many of you have other things going on but for those of us who don't have a life other than cycling, we get to ride. Even if you have a fireworks party to attend, you'll be off the bike by 8:30ish and have plenty of time to make the event. You know they don't start shooting off the rockets until 9:45 at the earliest anyway so come on out and enjoy this week's route. Naturally, I have many events I could attend but journalistic obligations require that I be at New Albany to record the happenings. For the downloadable routes, go to: http://www.thecyclingclub.org/route-resources/c-o-p-thursday-night-cycling-club-ride/