The young guns showed up, Logan, Kayla and Adam, but no Nick V.
Jon Morgan and Craig Rice, aka Muscle Dude, ventured down from the north to check out the action in Canal. They keep trickling down, Billy C two weeks ago, Craig last week and now Craig and Jon together and maybe before the end of the season, we can get Marty, Dave C & others to come down one more time. Life around the Canal ride is kind of dull without those guys injecting zest and competition.
Good turnout, about 45 in total for either a 43 mile long route, 37 mile middle route or 30 mile short route. Kind of hilly start with the Slough climb, the climb out of the valley on Amanda Northern, etc... adding up to 1800' of climbing. My ride was easier paced and uneventful so no sense boring myself when I come back to read this report in 20 years and no sense boring you either, with a report. Although it's always fun to spend quality time drafting behind Mark R and he tells me Karen is coming out for the Thursday ride to kick some A group ass. Not sure what has happened to this normally primly demure tandem stoker. I am oblivious to what happened with the A group, which was kind of small again but do know that Jon, Craig, Dustin, Steve and Logan made it back in together with a 21.8 avg. The Steve O/Cyclist Connection sign sprint prize of a water bottle was won by Logan.