Saturday ride Report: Stupid am I
If riding last Saturday in the rain and temps in the low 50's was not your cup of tea, riding today in the rain and temps in the low 40's was probably less so. It was a day for the mudders to show up, the few, the brave, the desperate, I guess. Our group consisted of well, you can see most of them above. It was raining at the start, it was raining at mile 6 and it was raining when at mile 6.1 I turned around. Screw this I thought! Ended up with 10 miles because I had the smarts to take a short cut. Not sure what it did in the ride route area but here in Granville, it rained until after 2:00pm.
We had such grand plans. Mike Rea and I were bound to do 100 and most of the others were going to join us but alas, Ohio spring weather intervened. Mark & Karen Rossi and Kevin H did the 35 mile route and Karen said she was as miserable as she can recall. Not sure what the others did. For Sunday, I am headed to Bowling Green to watch my daughter Olivia, receive a scholarship so can not ride. Have not heard of any options other than the Canal ride in the morning and not sure what time that is. Let Google be your friend and search for the COP Sunday ride.
4/20/2012 11:28:10 am
It's gonna be chilly: 45 all morning; 10 to 20 mph northerly winds. Gosh that sounds like fun! -:)
4/21/2012 08:38:45 am
How many people showed? I had to take a pass. Not only was it raining (I have a rule that says you don't ride if you have to start in the rain), but I woke up to a water heater that had decided to stop holding water in the middle of the night.
4/22/2012 05:20:11 am
Eve texted me and said Bob Allen said 75 people showed. I don't think this is accurate but whatever. I sat this one out as I don't ride if I have to start in the rain either! I'm not riding today...windy and I have some overtime plus Kroger. Fun fun. I hope you get your water heater fixed. Those can be $$$...
Nathan Again.... Where to?
4/21/2012 08:40:29 am
Where to do ride with the winds out of the NNE?
4/21/2012 12:29:55 pm
I'm busy in the morning, maybe in the afternoon.
4/21/2012 01:11:00 pm
I started before 8:30 and the rain didn't let up until I was on Amanda Northern heading home. I was so cold and wet that I was afraid to stop but finally took a 5 min break in Amanda after 82 miles. Took Sitterly back instead of Pickerington because I was wiped out.
4/22/2012 08:18:44 am
Ride on Sunday was chilly; we could only wish it had gotten to 57! Think 44 was the high during ride time. Went East into NNE winds and then South into Lancaster. Ate at 4 Reasons and headed back, into wind; ended up with 54 miles and was cloudy and gloomy all day. Probably 25 showed up, including Kevin K who had ridden 70 on Saturday. Watch out for him, riding strong again this weekend.
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