Although at the start of the Roving Ride it was dark, gloomy and cloudy, Tuna was preening around the parking lot wearing her fashionable sunglasses.
Steve O, on the right, was out for an easy ride, prior to heading to NC on Sunday to ride Monday's Assault on Mt. Mitchell.
The route to Somerset was mostly flat for the 20 cyclists who showed for the ride. That is, until we hit 757 for a 5 mile, knee buckling, stretch. At the start of the ride, Mark C, Group Molester and Tuna had literally sprinted from the parking lot and arrived at the gas station prior to the second group of Kenda Paul and Janet, Kevin K, SuperDave, Brad the Dentist and me. After a short break, we all took a direct route back, resulting in 64 miles while the aforementioned trio took the longer 71 mile route. The return was into a typical strong head wind but what else is new?
Janet told me Kenda Stefano, who works with Kenda in marketing and product development and who rode with us a few times this winter, is working at the Tour of California. I think he is traveling the route, setting up and tearing down a Kenda booth each day while promoting Kenda products. Other noteworthy Kenda news, Grand Poobah was in Cleveland this past week to get fitted for a new team issue bike.