A The parking lot was swamped with cyclists, at least 75, but the seas were parted when this guy made a grand entrance at a few minutes before 6:00pm with a derisive shout of, "This guy wins the richard cranium of the night award" as he caused a massive shift of the two wheel group to provide a path..
From my perch in a dwindling area of shade (someone had cut down several of the trees that surrounded the parking lot) I observed SuperDave signing in while Kevin H picks his nose.
Also signing in was Dennis, noticeably void of pink these days for some reason. However, once a reputation is established it is hard to rid and I noticed at least once during the ride a guy reached over to grab Dennis' bicep.
The parking lot is always enhanced when the young and beautiful show up too.
Dave Chesrown in white, one of way too many A cyclists to describe. With our group's ride leader missing in action, it fell on Jeff F, Jeff S' apprentice, to scramble for a back-up, which came down to just sending everyone out on last week's route. Today, I made a snap decision to make the excruciating drive to Monterey, Va and participate in the Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge, a simple 100 mile, 10,000' of climbing, event in which a lot of people from central Ohio participate, on Saturday. Therefore, I decided to just ride kind of easy and so took off with the Super B's. A group of 25+ A riders were sent out and behind them at least that many Super B's.
Not much to describe as I rode with the Super B's only until a little beyond the turn onto Louden where I suspected the pace would put me too far into my red zone and so I dropped back and rode with an assortment of people, eventually slotting back in with the B group on Duncan Plains and riding the rest of the way in with them. The A group average was 24.5 I was told and the fast B group was 21+. Well, that's it as I am packing up to take the blog on the road and will report later from Warm Springs, VA where I found an Inn with an available room and then on Saturday, I will spend 6+ hours wondering why I am doing what I am doing.