We gathered at Canal, all 5 of us but if you are taking a ride you would be hard pressed to find 5 better people with whom to ride. Grand Poobah, Mark Rossi, Jeremy and Ryan Roe.....ok, you could find 5 better but thems the ones who showed up so off we went, riding last weeks route in reverse. Coming through Lithopolis we arrived at the intersection with the adjacent cemetery. A large sign proclaimed a special on burial plots at $395. Considering it a bargain, I asked Poobah if he wanted to go in on one jointly and whoever passed first, got the plot. Typically, he said he'd go if we split 60/40 with him paying the 40!? How should I interpret that?
Ryan took a pull and missed our turn, taking us off the route but eventually we got back on it. The rest of the route was uneventful as we rode at an off season pace, even with Poobah taking lightning strike pulls and riding the gutter with me behind, as usual. We crossed Cedar Hill where Todd made a left to follow the route but Ryan continued on with the rest of us following. Eventually we made a left at Amanda Northern, took the hill on Slough and arrived back at the parking lot with 29 miles, a 19.6 avg and 1085' of climbing. I was asked if there will be a similar ride out of New Albany. Anyone riding?
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.