Kind of weary of the starts from New Albany and the "161 Express" exit from the village so....organized a ride from Johnstown. Officially, we were to start from....
....the gazebo on the corner of #62 and #37 and so eventually we got there and around 24 of us shoved off but without Soku and 1-2 of his buddies who were late. Too bad as we could have used them at the front.
We headed northeast toward Gambier and then on to Martinsburg where most of us.....
....paused at the lone diner for grilled foods. It was pretty good and Larry was especially thrilled because he claimed the #1 card and thus was first in line for the food delivery. Actually, we all received our food at the same time and in about 1 minute.....
....Cindy crammed down her food and went outside to talk to those who chose snacks from the gas station but were nice enough to hang around and wait for the rest of us. How about that! Finished with 70 miles and 3200' of climbing. A good time was had by all!
There is likely to be an option departing from New Albany too but if you want something different, a group will depart from Johnstown at 9:00am, headed to Gambier. Conversational B pace but if you want to gather and head at a faster pace, that too is fine. Or, a slower pace is ok too! This is where I will be, not that that matters of course and I'll post any alternatives that come to my attention. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25723147