Steve O and Ricky G, prior to the Sunday ride out of Cyclist Connection. Ricky, on the right, has his weight down to 175, a borderline miraculous recovery from a life of fattiness. Why just a year ago he looked like this:
Which is slim compared to how he looked about 5 years ago:
But now, at 175 on his way to 160, Ricky will become a climbing machine. One in a long line of folks who ride around me on the hills.
Seemed like a good turnout for Sunday's ride. I scampered down off the ladder from painting for 2 days to join the fun and fun it was for the ride south to Laurelville. Well, except I, Brent, new guy Alex, new guy Bob, Tom from Cincy and a couple others turned right at Buena Vista, up Middlefork and on back to the parking lot for 68 miles, bypassing L-ville. 4000+' of climbing. But wait, that's not all, I hopped in to the Granville ride on Monday and that report is coming.