Well, comments have already described my change of plan for the Saturday Tour of Hocking Hills ride. I planned to do the 100 mile route but on the loooong drive to Circleville I began listening to a OSU pregame show and, well, the 50 mile route became attractive. Good turnout for the ToHH and as usual, Mitch O produced a great map and bright orange road markings.
Pepe LaPew showed off a color coordinated bike and clothing.
We shoved off on a glorious morning but nagging at me was the noon start of the game and so at the 50 mile cut-off....I was gone. However, I had an ace in the hole, a century ride out of Granville on Sunday and so showed up there, the group broke up and I spent a fun time riding 104 with Lon Herman, Hannah and I think Wes, an army helicopter pilot. We rode through Mt. Vernon, Howard, Millwood, got on to some of the KCBC route riding over the Mohawk Dam, into Warsaw, down to Newark and back to Granville. Then, to make me even more fit, I played golf on Monday, the first round of the year. Geesh, hard to maintain much of a game playing once a year. Shanked the ball (ball contacts the hosel simultaneously with the club face) 4 times on the front nine and recorded a very miserable 44 but then came alive on the back nine with a 37. May practice and challenge Flyin Tuna's hubby Rod to a game before the end of the year but probably not.
Tuesday not looking too good for the Canal ride but will know more in the morning.