After making a left on Caswell, approaching the right on Miller the lead group had stopped. Terry G was turned to the group urging that they stop going left of center to pass, forcing cars to the berm. Garth P wanted those in the back to yell when a car was preparing to pass from behind. Jon Morgan then gave instructions on some of the dangers of the roads we were about to ride....all stuff that everyone should know but there is probably a knucklehead or two in the group that are creating conditions that make it dangerous for us all. I glanced nervously to the rear, wondering if we were about to be overtaken by the B group and then we were off again, a left back on to Caswell and the long down hill, right on a badly surfaced Duncan Plains Road and then a left on #310. Here, the pace was odd, picking up and slowing down, a cherry picker truck approached going south, some of the group instinctively braked, some one stood on his peals and looked back and just like that, a touch of the wheels, someone plowed in to Kayla and down she went. Ron B got tangled up with her but he was ok and so was she other than a minor scrape.
A couple of people stopped, some paused and most kept going. I hooked up with Lori N, Benton, John Day and Crazy George who had caught on. We made it to Concorde, Northridge then the nasty Stone Quarry right, arriving at Louden to regroup to Lori, Benton, George and me. George would fall back on the ensuing hills but I encouraged the others to wait because George would be valuable, later, on the flats. So, up Liberty Church, out the Sportsmen Club rollers, crossing #661, and then the glorious down hill on Chatham to #661. Our group was perfect and each had a part to play, George on the flat and down hill, Benton on rollers and moderate hills, Lori on the steeper stuff and I drafted. Perfect. After Dry Creek, we hung a left on Burg, entered Granville, declined the Welch Hills/Jones Road loop, exited Granville and in time, with George working hard on #161, we made it back to the parking lot with 50 miles and a 20 mph average. Oh, I sold the Bianchi to Logan Leland, remember him from the Canal Winchester rides? He is a starving student in need of a bike for campus riding.