Starting and ending a ride from in front of a brewery...genius! Although, getting out of Canal Winchester from the west side to the open roads to the east and south is not ideal. Good turnout for this evenings.....
....breezy ride. Winds from the southwest would aid us going out and had diminished somewhat for the return as the route went east/west mostly.
Lot of Kenda logos around here. Brent, in full Kenda regalia. Brent began with the A group but having already put in a hard mountain bike ride in the morning, ran out of steam and dropped back. Later, we found him laying in a ditch, resting. We fed him and sent him on a direct way back to the parking lot. He is really good at popping wheelies in the parking lot.
Yet another Kendaista on the right. Kenda Janet and Paul would have felt at home in this parking lot. We were sent out, I choosing to test my luck with the A group. Managed to hang in there to the very end, finishing with a 20mph average for the 43 mile route. Brent Jenkins was in there too, Joe Hall who I remember from years ago but other than that, mostly strangers. Good group of guys and it was a real group ride where we sat up a couple of times to reform.
Then things got weird (other than me finishing with the A group of course). I heard some unusual post ride noise and walking toward the sound, found a black Camaro had backed into a kneeling Steve Hewitt. He was thrown into his van, along with the bike but is ok.