THE PLAN: Strong tail wind with us in a group ride. Ride 20 minutes with the A group and then 40 minutes back alone and into the head wind and arrive at car by 7:00pm, in front of TV to watch my beloved Buckeyes at 7:30. Smallish group of 37 at the start. Here, Mick brought an intern from work, Paul, who is from Portland. Note the jean shorts and shirt..nothing odd about that......
Marty on the left in red jersey. Although Pelatonia was not a race, there were a few who rode it as one and Marty was the winner on Saturday's ride down. He also rode with Craig Butler and John Gorilla during Blue Jay so I asked him how that went. "Ahh..." I interjected, "Criag's the real deal isn't he?" Marty: "Yes, he is the real deal. John and I hung with him but on the hills he would gap us and wait and then towards the end I dropped back by around 2 minutes. However, I was pleased with how I rode."
Not many could pull off this look but with matching blue cycling gloves, blue shorts and white/blue jersey, the Style King, can.
What the heck? Mick's intern rode in tennis shoes, this funny helmet, jean shorts with Hanes underwear pulled way up over the top of the shorts and on an old Lemond bike. I wondered if Mick had brought out a ringer and dressed him up in a funny way.....probably some Euro racer. The intern headed out with the A group and when I turned at the 20 minute mark, he was still there. Dennis or SuperDave thought he looked exactly like the Russian racer from the movie "American Flyer" Someone jump in the comments section and let me know what happened.
On the ride back I was a little spooked by the news another cyclist was hit by a car last Thursday. There may be someone out there in a car trying to pick us off. I thought I might be caught out like a young Wildebeest on the plains of the Serengeti in Africa with a lion on the prowl. I made it back by 6:45 so could have hung in a little longer with the A group. Sounds like the Millersport Cornfest ride is where everyone is heading on Saturday.