I keep hearing persistent rumors that a Gran Fondo is being organized for the area. Now, many of you will think this is something to be eaten but in fact, the Gran Fondo is a long time tradition in Italian cycling culture. Levi Leipheimer lends his name to one each year in California. The Fondo is a large participation, long distance ride that is not a race but is timed and is for both pros and amateurs of all abilities.
Retro George Update--While there is no record of George having ever answered his cell phone or replied to a voice mail, I have it on good authority George is training hard on a fitness bike at some gym, as he does every year. I also heard he is working on new excuses, fearing the "heart racing" excuse has run its course.
Granville Cycling Challenge--Spring Version
Yes, I had so much fun last fall that I decided there should be a Spring/2010 version too. Larry P gave me the idea by flinging the above at me after Saturday's ride, suggesting it be one of the prizes. I'm checking the calender for a date that does not conflict too much with COP rides and will update later. I'm also thinking about charging $1.00 per rider to help defray the expense of prize monies and doughnuts. I also want to expand the prizes and figure out a way for the noncompetitive like Dennis and Amanda to win something. More later.