I've decided not to ride CFC for the same pitiful reason I never do, it conflicts with the Buckeye game. Watching it recorded isn't the same. Maybe on Sunday I'll ride partially down and give encouragement to those in need. Maybe on my fresh legs I'll challenge Steve O to a hill sprint but it would have to be very late in the ride, like mile 99. Yep, I like the idea of coming across the struggling and saying, "It;s only a little farther" when really it isn't, or, "You're lookin good" when they are not. Maybe I'll bring a cow bell and set up around the middle of the major climbs and clang it to be annoying. However, in case I do not show up, are there any alternative rides on Saturday or Sunday? I know Jeremy is wondering the same. Anyone out there not riding CFC who want to ride Saturday around 9:00am?
This evening is the final Thursday New Albany ride. Jeff Schluep otherwise known as Schluepenator or Little Diesel, has been there every Thursday except for two or three, with great maps, kind of ordinary routes and a cheery disposition. I'm going to buy a thank you card today and have it there for all to sign before giving it to Jeff. You may wonder why I am making this public as it should be a surprise but in case I forget to buy the card or just decide not to do it, I want Jeff to know I was at least thinking of doing it.
Ouch, just looked at weather radar to see if we would be good to ride tonight and saw rain has entered the picture for Saturday morning but at least the forecast low temp has risen to 41....oohhhhh now 37 for Sunday morning. All you people throwing that sore leg over the bike at 8:00am with a sub-40 temperature. It hurts me just to think about it. Todd, you especially should be careful!