While picking cactus spines out of my legs, the above image arrived of some of Saturday's participants in the New Albany ride. Ken Buddel (that guy needs a nickname in the worst way), Travis I., Dave Chesrown, Doug McConahe, Philippe the French Climbing Machine, Mike Miclinchie...17 in all on a 45 mile ride, finishing with a 20mph avg.
The day before, alarmed that the weather in Ohio will be warmer than normal upon my return and I am in absolute sucky, suckiest cycling condition, I decided I better start riding again so joined 22 others on a good group ride and then.....
....pulled along side this vehicle with Ohio plates. I said, "OH" and they replied, "IO". Turns out they have a son-in-law who lives in Granville, OH. Cycling seems to be therapeutic after a couple days of hiking and it was good to get out.