Ahh, another great weather day for the fun in Canal. Early on, folks were lining up to sign up at the back of Peggster's van. Including.......
.......MichiganMan, Nathan and his display of in-you-face partisanship, frequently crowing about Michigan's recent wins, Rich Rod, new quarterback, etc... After listening to him brag long enough I thought George was in front of me talking about his heart issues. Fortunately, Nate has other redemming qualities that allow some of us to overlook his poor taste in college temas.
The pelotons sharpest dresser, Dennis, reinforced why he received the best dressed award with a stunning ensemble of orange, black and yellow jersey, shorts, bike, wheels and helmet. The guy must spend hours planning is cycling wardrobe.
Peggster put up a strong defense that she was not the guilty party who has been tastlessly depositing banana peals in our cars. The image that I previously posted that appeared to show a banana peal resting inside her suv, waiting to be thrown in my car was in fact a towel with a yellow fish. I withdraw my earlier assertion but after returning to my car......
......I found an apple stuck inside my shoe! Peggster had conspired to draw me away from my car to allow someone to insert the apple (eaten--ugh) into my shoe.
Well, to the ride. Not much to say. I was pumped full of Actifed to fight a cold so decided to hang out at the back of the B group so as not to infect anyone. As we approached Kaufman off Pickerington, I advised those behind I was not going to chase down a gap and sure enough one opened. Soon I was riding with Nathan, Mark Rossi, who has lost 25 pounds this year and riding much stronger than in year's past, Amanda and some other guy. We mostly rode together for a long time, making a right on Crumley, right on Rock Mill, left on Marcy but then the A group of Craig, Dennis, Pastor Mark, Mitch and maybe one other came around us, I jumped on and drafted with Nathan joining too. We headed north on Cedar Hill and after cruising through Lithopolius, headed back into Canal for 30 miles and for me, a 19.2 avg with 1400' of climbing. Sounds like a lot of people are doing KCBC and Belinda, she of the tri fame and century ride of last weekend, will be there to socialize, pass out doughnuts and probably hit me for the fatty images I posted below. It's dangerous being me.