The votes have been tallied and the overwhelming decision is to ride Blue Jay the traditional, clockwise direction. Having acquired the paint from Flyin T, I will ride the course on Thursday or Friday and create the appropriate road markings, along with messages of hope and inspiration. The shorter your name, the more likely it is you will find it on the road. 70 miles, about 6700' of climbing with an extra loop option to get close to 100 miles.
Also, Jeff S and I are collaborating on a New Albany Summer Solstice ride for the 24th. The route will take us over to the mountain on Canyon road, south of Granville and include a climb up Col du Alward.