Over time I have noticed that the Kendas prefer to put on some clothing while seated on asphalt rather than while in their car. I interpret it as a testimonial to their toughness. Many of us came to this grueling ride because we thought Janet would unveil the new Massi bike but alas, it will be one more week of test rides, tinkering, adjustments and fine tuning. Maybe this Saturday.
Decent turnout of around 25 including new guy in the center, Marty, who has recently moved from Dallas, TX. He has previously experienced winters up north so that which arrives all too soon will not be too much of a surprise. Now I have some bad news, at this point, my camera battery died so all the embarrassing pics I usually post of you will have to wait until the next ride. What transpired in the following 25 miles was plenty of ups and downs until....
...we rolled into Somerset where I got off one shot before the battery breathed its final breath. Steve O, on the right, set a new Strava KOM on the Fairmont Road climb while Brent J, on the left, was part of our gang that headed back to Heath from here. Along with Brent, Farmer Mike, the Kendas and Scott E joined me on the 50 mile route that did, as planned, permit me to catch all but the opening kick-off of the OSU game. I hear the rest of the crowd made it around ok too. On Sunday I went for a modest 4 mile hike and then surprisingly, got the urge to ride on Monday so rode around the neighborhood where I paused at the Lazy R RV place on Dry Creek Road....
...where the film crew is still camped, apparently still filming scenes for the Willis movie.
COP's Roving ride, hosted by Flyin Tuna, departs at 8:00am from Hoback Park in Heath, OH. Maps at the start with links to routes below. If you are a Buckeye fan and want to watch the game, join me on the 51 mile route.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15895870 51 mile
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15895297 72 mile
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15894621 84 mile