Post ride. The Grand Poobah, totally spent and still another 2 miles to go to reach home. I asked if he wanted me to drive him, then I asked if I should call Julia, then I asked if I should call 911, then my patience expired, I drove out. Hope the sad little figure of a cyclist is ok. However, let's go back in time, back, back, back to 9:00am.
Cyclists rode into the parking lot and borrowed a pump, as did I as I continue to procrastinate on the repair or replacement of my floor pump. I think I need someone to tell me "No" and then I will buy a new one even though I am certain a $5.00 part would fix mine. Ron Burris on the right, patiently waits.
And so we are off, 11 of us including Deniece above, Todd, Eric of the Dispatch, Brent Jenkins, Steve Oxley, Ron B, David, etc,,, headed out of Lancaster toward the civilized village of Granville.
Steve and I looked back at some point on Cherry Road and there was a gaggle of hens, seeking shelter in the shade from a very hot sun. After this regroup, we continued.
Deniece dropped a chain and so I whipped out the camera to get an action shot!
Farther north we rode until a train, at Blacks Road, caused us to pause. Three of our group had turned around at #40 but we soldiered on, finally arriving in.....
...a very busy Granville where we found Larry and Lisa and their group. Rather than drive to Lancaster to ride to Granville, they rode from around New Albany to Granville. I replied, yes, that is more efficient but you have to drive to Lancaster for the privilege of riding with Todd Lee to Granville then it is worth it. Todd had some kind of cinnamon twist type thingy, laying there on the table.
Dang, Granville was buzzing with a farmer's market and other events. Once we extracted ourselves from this tangle, we headed south and finished with 62 miles.
Starting at 9:00am, from the Ohio University Lancaster campus parking lot off #37 just north of Lancaster. Route is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14641767