A decent but not great turnout for the COP Covered Bridge ride. Probably the strong winds and chance of thunderstorms kept a few away. Wow, this season is limping to an end for me. Frankly, the only reason I came was to.....
....catch a look at another great bike introduction. Kenda Janet poses behind the "Red Bike". First Marty's White bike and now we have this unique machine. Check out the wheel set and it is a climbing machine.
People had been rolling out since 7:00ish but at 8:00am, our group, got in with some others and headed out of Canal Winchester. Our group had Steve O, the Kendas, Flyin Tuna, Mark R, Larry & Lisa, Brent Jenkins...hmmm hope that caught everyone. The wind was one of those events where it seemed it was always buffeting you from in front or either side but never from behind. That there are those who completed the 100 mile route, wow. I began thinking of turning around while still within the city limits. After slogging up Slough and the Pickering Road humps, we turned east on Lithopolis Road. I spotted Plummer Road to the left. The left is a way back. I took the way back. 22 miles total. A week from today I will be headed west and am really looking forward to a change in scenery and activity. Will definitely hike the Grandview Trail into the Grand Canyon, a first for me and lots of hikes and a few rides with reports for each. The ride postings, especially for Saturday's, will go on. Looking back on this season, I should have taken a week or two off in July when burnout really struck. I had to push myself to attend most rides since that point and that was no fun.