I rode 51 miles on Saturday and jumped in for a group ride of 36 miles on Sunday. We paused at a gas station and I bought a Payday on this Sunday. All the unusual but welcome weather (rain) has vacated the area and a return of the norm has cyclists pouring from their sheltering in place, places. It's rare to ride any distance and not see other cyclists on the road. Mount Lemmon is clogged with them and given Wednesday's forecast of southwest winds (helpful) and temp at the bottom and top (85 & 60), that is where I will be. Although this is on the Cycling Club's Facebook page, not all of central Ohio cyclists visit FB so below is what I received as a summary:
From the Man on the Beat, Gus Cook, comes this summary of the Cycling Club's Annual Meeting:
We had a pretty good turn out given that so many of the cool kids were out of town. Probably 30ish at peak crowd. Don Novel took the reins and did a nice job presenting agenda items as 12-14 pitchers of beer and 8 large pizzas were being devoured by the peloton.
Rick Miller pulled up the website on a big screen and walked everyone through the voluntary fee membership page, Tuesday and Thursday route pages, Mark’s Cycling Blog link, etc.. updates and new background pictures still pending, but everything functional.
Focus of club was Emphasized - “its about the rides”; safety; recruitment of new riders (new blood, young, old, energetic); volunteering to lead slower riders (posting Thursday C group “training” rides with leaders)- having club vests or “penny” clearly identifying each group ride leader (provided by Club); club kit options forthcoming due to obvious interest; financial report by Fritz- “state of club is healthy and flush for foreseeable period”; and much more.
Important item: Discussed moving ride start location due to construction, parking challenges, safety. Possible locations being evaluated next week before regular season schedule kicks off. Potential locations: church off 161 where temp. Started a couple years ago; lot across street from old Plate Restaurant building (corner of 161/high), lot adjacent to chamber of commerce.