Also there was Gary V, who had missed the Pine View turn but did not seem too upset about it. I figured my journalistic duty was finished and shoved off shortly after the threesome had done the same. I took the turn on to Loches, enjoyed the down hill into St. Louisville, passed a few short cutters, hung a right on St Joseph, cursing myself for putting it on the route, plodded up Chatham, said Hi to crazy dude and finally, pulled into the parking lot with 54 miles and 3600' of climbing. Marty and David were long gone and I began receiving emails, text messages, carrier pigeon deliveries and smoke signals, all claiming that Marty and David had been seen riding left of center! This was a serious breach of the rules but I was willing to let it go. Then, some people began making principled complaints that M&D had violated the neutral zone roll out of Granville. I was in a tight spot. I like those guys but I have an obligation to uphold the rules of the event so finally, under tremendous pressure, I gave each of them a 20 minute time penalty.