I was surprised by how many emails I received from people that needed their irrelevant and irreverent bike report fix. Frankly, since I had ridden the Ridge Runner Ramble route the week before as part of a nonworking member of the route marking crew, there was not much new to report. Of course any time you're ridin with THE Tuna, funny things do occur. I jumped the route and met up with Kevin H and Cindy in Utica. There were many cyclists there but I recognized few. Apparently, I've been oblivious to a subset of the cycling community who begin their rides at 7:00am instead of the traditional start time of 8:00am. Kevin and Cindy had started at 7:30 to escape some of the heat. In the above image, I caught a couple in a buggy pulling away from Utica. Later, as we rode past a couple of women in a buggy, Cindy noted Kevin had taken an extraordinarily long stare. When questioned, Kevin confessed he had never seen a pair of woman's legs more hairy than his own and that had caught his attention.
We were one of the few who rode the 100 mile route (well, ok, my distance was 65) and we welcomed a stop at Butlers in Bladensburg where "Hubcaps" or pancakes were served. Other than that, mostly uninteresting ride in the heat and humidity that made the finish more welcome than usual.