A smallish turnout of around 30 for the COP roving ride out of Sugar Grove on a very excellent route of 76 or 96 miles. Above, the too cool to listen group of Dirty Dan, Flyin Tuna, Mark C, Beth Hale & friend ignore Andrews request to gather for ride comments. I wish I could be in the "too cool" group but I instinctively did as instructed and listened to Andrew. Then off we went with a few of us, Muscle Dude Jr,. Steve O, Brent, Philippe, Dirty Dan, Larry P and Andrew getting a little ahead at the first big climb of the route and then at mile 25.....
....cruised into New Straitsville and paused at Ed's Market. Usually, the 3 chairs in front are occupied by locals and so tired was I, I had already planned to open a can of "whup ass" if they did not make room for us but they had already gone. Larry P, Lisa, Mark C, Philippe and me went on the 76 mile route and had a good time other than that 17 mile stretch on Marietta Road is brutal. Of much greater significance, the next day, Sunday, several of the women who populate our New Albany Thursday ride participated in.....
....the Challenge New Albany event, including Lori Nedusco, Peggy Cook, Katherine Graham and Allison Nuevo. With thanks to Meredith Whitney Gabriel for use of the images, above is Lori. A bad day in the water put Lori too far behind but she passed hundreds once on the bike, like that is unexpected.
Above, Peggy Cook Allison finished 3rd in the Elite Female Open Division Half Tri at 4:56, Lori finished 3rd in the 30-34 Half Tri at 5:49, Katherine finished 8th in the 35-39 Olympic distance at 2:54 and Peggy finished 1st in the Aquabike division at 3:31. Congrats ladies!