We worked our way over to Fosnough School Road and the climb up to Ridge, which eliminated a few and when we turned onto Cedar Hill there were 5 of us left. By staying on Cedar Hill we followed the route but having been recently chipped & sealed, it was a bad road to follow. We turned onto a newly paved Mitchell Road and then onto Sitterly and into Canal. My average was skewed low because of a couple of stops and slowdowns but it was 19.9 for 39 miles. Jamie, the former Group Killer, did come out and rode well but eventually fell back. He remains on track for a half marathon in October and is running 6:45 miles for 12 mile runs.
After the ride, a large group of us hit Shades and had a good time in there, although service is very slow. Prior to entering we had all changed into street clothes except Jamie, always on the lookout for a score walked into Shades in cycling shorts and jersey. I noted more men turned to stare then women and soon Jamie became embarrassed and left to don a pair of sweatpants. Steve O again ordered a no calorie water and half a salad, instructing the waitress to scrub the lettuce of any calories.