Good turnout although within the above group three are 2-3 sub groups. It's the time of year for the Pelotonians to begin training and they are out in force, in this and other parking lots in the area. Rick in red is headed to Clermont, FL to do some hill training next week. Well, actually he'll only be there for one full day but maybe he can rent a bike.
Jeff awaits the start of our ride. I think that Michael in the background staring at me. Think that's his name.
Strong group with Jon Morgan, Tym Tyler, Gus Cook, Marty, Jeremy and of course, the guy with his mouth wide open above in yellow/orange, Crazy George. I'm a little worried about George as he dropped from the group prior to Kitzmiller at around mile 2. Knowing him, he's probably ridden for multiple consecutive days and needs to take a day off.
Twenty-six of us headed out in a long pace line with a nice tail wind on our 38 mile trip west of New Albany. As usual, the strongest rode mellow while the weakest rode hard. We rolled through Alexandria, hung a left on Hardscrabble with that long climb, right on Battee, regrouped at Louden, hit the Stone Quarry hills and.....
Regrouped for a 2nd and last time. Looking back....
....I see Kristie tapping feverishly on her smart phone, probably placing an order for ingredients to produce another batch of something that tastes great and is bad for me. We finished with a 20.8 avg to go with those 38 miles and at the parking lot....
....Kristie pulled a container of brownies from her car. Actually, thinking I would not be around post ride, she gave me a bag that was waiting for me in my car. Dang, this is not your mother's brownies. As I have said before, this is bakery+ quality stuff. Note Jeff S above reaching not once, not twice but thrice, claiming they were for him and those at home. Sure dude, whatever. Jeff did burn a bunch of calories on the 100 mile HOOT ride so got to replenish them one way or the other.
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.