We open this season's coverage with an image that is a bit jarring, Crazy George. George is in good shape health wise and stronger at this point then he was at the same point last season, by about 2mph he claims. George is looking for a place to ride on Sunday and I promised news on that front by tomorrow. Then there was Andrew Clayton....
...or that may be a character from Star Wars....
....or this is Andrew C. Not really certain but one of the previous two images is Andrew and one is a Star Wars character. The similarity is striking.
Moving up the food chain, there was Kyle, looking every bit the A cyclist he is.
And Mick too was there. Are you starting to see a pattern yet? Usually I post group shots but the turnout was so low, it was difficult to find a group. It was freakin cold but the wind was not as ferocious as predicted.
Our leader, Rick Miller on the right, C group ride leader Steve Hewitt on the left and a new guy. We assured him if he came out again on a good weather evening, there would be 60+ out here.
Rick called the 18-20 participants together, including Ken Biddle in that fancy black helmet, who led out the A group.
Jeremy, in the middle in red, has trained hard this winter and rarin to go in the A group. Note how already he is inching forward, even during Rick's remarks. Let's see, who else was there...Benton, John Sada, some new faces but I'll root them out soon and expose them here.
We headed out. We in that you know how if you are a member of a basketball, baseball or football team and you are injured, suspended or on leave of absence, unable to play? If the team wins, you still say, "We won.", correct? Well, I am a member of the Thursday peloton but was unwilling to play yet I am still allowed to say we played or rode. Anyway, as I drove carefully by the B group I took a pretty good image. Think that is Frank in the back and then...
....sped ahead and caught the A group where again, I carefully avoided ramming them while taking this image. I lnow most Kendaites but don't know the guy in the middle. Unfortunately for him, that won't last.