Good turnout with still more new people coming out. The women on the right, maybe her name is Wendy, is new. Ross standing, waiting patiently as newbie occupies both sign up sheets.
Eve, David Smith and the Rossi tandem, still without their new tandem, which is due at Cyclist Connection by Friday for the build-out. I have a spy who works inside CC and will try to get an image of the carbon fiber machine.
Ricky G shows up, second from right with my buddy John. Since my last body guard quit cycling last year, John has agreed to protect me from the cyclists I anger. His job will be busy.
Euro-Patrick signs in.
Seldom showers were there too. Guy on the left makes the original "Tall Dude" look short.
The A group, maybe 10ish, roll out. So many "legit As" that I can not identify them all but Paul Stock, Hendra, Euro-Patrick, Craig Rice, Steve O, Pete A, Jeff S, Claude, Rick, etc...
New guy in the Trek jersey with Dane. Around 44 in total for tonight's ride into the foothills of Hocking Hills.
The b group rolled out with 25+ on a 49 or 43 mile route. After rolling through Amanda and reaching #159, Mark C, Matt A, Corvair and John Day chugged southward toward the McDonald climb while the remaining 8-10 of us headed toward the Delmont climb and 43 miles. We regrouped at the Stoney Hill stop sign, headed west on Westfall, then north on Amanda Northern and eventually back to the parking lot. I'm keeping this scintillating story short as I have things to do today but trust me, excitement galore on this ride. Patrick, Hendra and not sure who they allowed to hang with them finished with around a 22.1 avg..
The sunset is late enough that we can make that annual excursion to visit the McDonald climb. A route is 49.8 and can be viewed: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2668660. The B route is 43 and the C route is 35 miles. Maps and sign-up sheet at the start.
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