The Dan Peter's Benefit Ride, Saturday, was well attended, despite kind of a gloomy looking radar and forecast. People were seen giving donations far in excess of the miles they intended to ride and if you decided not to come because of the weather, you can find how to donate by looking back a few posts.
TriAndrew was there, with his son, who demonstrated some bravado when, after being told, "Good luck on the ride today." said, "Luck's got nothing to do with it." Yes, a chip off the old block.
Our group was comprised of Mark C, here with the rain jacket attached to the bike until peer pressure forced him to remove it, Poobah, Dan, Jeff S and Flyin Tuna. Later, Greg Dubois, Kevin S, Rich R and Joe G caught up to us and rode along too. A few miles into the route, we turned west on Carroll Eastern Road and soon, heavy rain ensued, drenching us but with the high humidity, it hardly made a difference. To the south and west, the skies were much brighter so upon turning north and seeing a sheet of rain and dark grey, some of us stopped, reconnoitered the situation and decided to go off route.
I began to get nervous that our pace and decision to go off route would cause me to miss the OSU game so at some point, I departed the group and a good thing too! After getting back on route and rolling into Amanda with 31 of the 32 miles that those that stayed on the original route had logged, I enjoyed a Monster while talking to Todd Mullins, Nick & Gary V and others. Meantime, Mark C had a flat, Poobah reminded Mark that he should be using Kenda tires, then soon after Poobah had a flat and Mark reminded Poobah he should be using a different brand, Jeff S had cable problems, a three legged dog chased the group, etc.... These guys finished with around 67 miles, some time prior to darkness.
From Amanda, I took generally a straight shot back to the parking lot via Hamburg and finished with 46 miles and arrived home 5 minutes prior to kick-off.