Straight east we went and I tried to keep the B group together as much as practical, asking one guy taking a pull to rise from the tuck position in the aero bars, asking a couple of guys to ease up when the shelling of the group got to be too much, asked and was granted a couple of stops for regrouping, etc... Still, on the return to the west there were only maybe 8 of us from a group that started with around 18-20, Brian, Mike M, Katherine, Kevin H, Ryan Roe, Mark C...and then we passed Paul Stock, Dirty Dan and Steve O fixing a flat. Later they caught us and we jumped on and rode at a brisk pace toward Canal.
So, there were three A cyclists in our group. As we approached the Canal sign, Paul Stock exploded from our midst and took the sign sprint, over some of the B regulars. How desperate must "Tood Lee's Brother" be for a win that he is compelled to jump the hapless B group? Finished with 47 miles and a 20mph average.