Monday, I rode a mountain bike following a gravel route. Friday I rode a gravel bike on what my friend called an "intermediate" gravel route. Well, that did not go so well. Descending a steep hill with a stop sign at the bottom, loose gravel, braking I found impossible so I just plunged down and through the intersection. There I dubbed my friend the "Widow Maker" and the bike the "Death Machine". I'm not so sure about this activity. But.....
....there is almost always a tomorrow and so we came out for a 9:00am start from New Albany to follow a shortish, 58 mile route to the east.
Good turnout of about 23 cyclists.
We go out 161 to Watkins where we made a right and eventually got into....
....Granville where Meredith shows proper guzzling form.
Most stayed on the sidewalk rather than go inside CVS for food or drink.
Jon Morgan admires Jay P's stretching routine. I broke from the group here, legs tired from Thursday and Friday rides, to skip the Jones Road climb and loop. I ate and drank and then....
....rode to the end of Welsh Hills to jump back in. I waited and waited and thought I had missed them but alas, as Strava Flyby showed me later, another 5 minutes and I would have rejoined. Then I went out New Burg Street, to the top of the hill where I waited again. Soon, I saw them round the corner and take the school cut through. Great! They were on the route and I had over shot it. I made my way west where I discovered....
....the bridge on Concord is now passable. How about that! Finished with 45 miles. Then Sunday...
....Marty joins the Sunday morning Granville ride after arriving from France the evening before. Some of Marty's friends are peeved because while kite boarding and practically sharing a nudist beach, he failed to send pics. I am going to France in 2018, with camera, to right the wrongs. I started with this group but when the serious hills were to kick in, headed west to do 110 flatter miles. It's part of the plan.
Note the start time is 9:00am, at which time the temp should be over 60 if that is important to you. From behind Starbucks at a B+ pace with a couple of regroups. Route a tad short because of commitments by the organizer but you can always start with us and then go longer, as likely I will do. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19771401