Roy checked in with the following comment about his health: Hey, thanks for asking. I'm getting over the shingles and some significant diabetes complications with liver and kidneys. I felt good enough to ride but it kicked my ass. Maybe ill be a B in a few months!
Some of us are going to do the following on Friday or Saturday: Jimmy Richardson had a back operation that did not produce the intended results. He has paralysis and unable to work. In the meantime, a house he was sharing with his mother, who died last year, is being foreclosed while Jimmy recovers elsewhere. His possessions have to be out by this weekend so people are going to his house on Friday to pack and Saturday to move. Jimmy is the short guy who organized the New Albany, Thursday rides and was a frequent attendee at COP cycling events. Below is information if you have time to help.
The person organizing the event sent the following: We will be packing Friday night and moving Saturday. I will be headed down Friday afternoon and should be at Jimmy's house by 3:00. You can stop and help anytime after 4 or 5:00pm Friday or after 9:00am on Saturday. If you can bring bring boxes, tape, and newspaper...that would be great. Jimmy's house is at: 1770 Piedmont Road Columbus It is just west of Cleveland Ave. on Piedmont...which is just south of the Northern Lights shopping center. If you are headed south on Cleveland from Morse or SR161, right after you have passed the GNLSC, it will be on the right. If you go past the KFC...you just passed it. Let me know if you need any help finding it. My cell number is 740-404-8270. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks, Steve
Group Killer sent me this image of his bike, in the midst of washing it and taking it apart. Seems he is sincere about retiring to focus on running. A few people have weighed in on Jamie's motives with the most logical being, he achieved all his goals (kicking all of our asses) and so nothing left to do and didn't want to spend the time necessary to stay at that level. Probably did not want to deal with part-time cycling effort and dropping back in the peloton. The other theory is, success on the bike has brought the searing light of attention, something he did not have to deal with in his prior life as a fatty nad perhaps that has created some mental issues. The final opinion is, he wants to run instead of ride for awhile.