Meantime, down in Canal, 11-12 showed up for a 35 mile route to Amanda and back, including Steve O, Mark C, Ryan R, Trevor, Mark V, Nathan, Kevin H, Jeff S and here, Grand Poobah as close to the front of the group as he would probably get all evening. Also at the start were several Jenis' guys but they took off on their own route and were not seen again.
Today, 5 of us showed up for a recovery paced ride out of Mark C's church on Coonpath. Mark's weight continues on a downward trajectory and he is at 160, beginning to enter the "man's head on woman's body" look. That would worry me because just last Saturday, Todd patted my rear end during the ride and soon after, Mark V did the same. If I lost another 10 pounds I too would be in the women's body with man head look and be so desirable to some of these guys that I'd fear for my safety. We ride in a weird crowd. Got in 51 recovery miles today.
The long range forecast out west keeps changing but seems to be solidifying into glorious sun and warmth during the cycling trip while here in Ohio it will also be glorious sun and warmth, mostly. If you have followed my CA ride reports over the years the copy tends to be somewhat redundant but I'll be checking out a couple of new climbs and of course, the images never get old. Tomorrow, I think I'll ride the "Granville Climbing Challenge" route and see how bad are the roads.