It is well known that I am not a pot stirrer. I report the facts and nothing but the facts and serve the greater good with my straight forward reporting and analysis. However, a murmur has been detected within our peloton and it concerns one of the most prominent members. So far, it is only mutterings and low level conversation but I fear it will materialize in to something larger so at the urging of one of my fellow cyclists, I will use this forum as a means of communicating to one of us who shall for now, remain anonymous.
Oh, showed up for a rain threatened Cycling Club ride out of New Albany tonight but the numbers were way down as radar showed rain moving in to the area. Above, Chelsea astride her Giant bike but is attempting to sell it because it is a poor fit and she has her eye on a different bike. I think it is a 56cm bike. Now, back to the main purpose of this posting. One of us has begun to make a habit of showing up late for rides, including tonight's and last Thursday, missing the shoving off time and trying to catch the main body after we have already left the parking lot (see last Thursday's ride report for a clue as to who this person may be). On Monday, this anonymous cyclist promised to join us on the Granville ride but failed to show at Marty's for the drive over to Granville, choosing instead to lounge around the pool drinking Marguerites I hesitate to reveal what the peloton is muttering but for the greater good and the benefit of this cyclist, many are saying he has, "Gotten Soft". There, I said it and this person knows who he is and needs to change for the benefit of us all who enjoy having him around. Get with the program dude!.
Jon Morgan led us out of New Albany towards Alexandria. By Kitzmiller Road, our group of 12 were down to 4. I barely made it to Jon to remind him this is a "B" paced ride and he immediately slowed. I am thinking that when one of the "Near Pros" shows up for a B group ride they should have to wear one of those helmet mirrors so at least they can watch the carnage in their wake if not actually do anything about it.
Dark clouds were to our north and as we went farther east, the clouds drifted south and by #310, they were crossing our path and giving us a taste of what was happening just a little farther north. We went south on Watkins and worked our way back, rain free to finish with a modest 29 miles. Well, that's it for now but stay tuned for the Thursday ride report!