Marty announced he and others will be dominat.....errrr....riding the KCBC, rolling at 8:00am and all are urged to join.
I somehow clung to the bunch all the way to the top where my buddy Luke flatted but assured us he had everything and so the train rolled on, making a right on Concord. Here, Brandon pushed the pace and I began leaking oil and hydraulic fluids and had to drop out, just shy of Castle Road, with 13 miles and a 22.7 avg. What luck! Castle is where the B route departed the A route and better yet, there was Chad and Gus just ahead. Only Chad made the right on to Castle so we quickly formed and ham and egged it back to the parking lot, motivated to stay ahead of the B group and did, finishing with 28 miles and a 21.7 avg.
Meantime and meanwhile, the A group began to disintegrate under the intensity as Hendra and Nick took turns turning the screw to the group. By the return on Raccoon Valley Road, only Marty, Hendra, Nick, Kyle and Brandon remained and soon Kyle and Brandon dropped out as Hendra, Nick and Marty put in a huge gap to finish with 34 miles and a 24mph avg. As I was leaving New Albany, I saw the threesome, two 22-year old, Cat 2 racers and Marty, riding comfortably alongside, a mere Cat 3, somehow.