Heading to the Johnstown ride start I saw a bank of fog interrupting my otherwise sunny drive. Ah oh but the fog lingered only in what appeared a narrow slot through Alexandria. As I headed out of that village and headed to Johnstown, all the fog dissipated.
The temperature was around 40 degrees so kind of chilly but with the sun, makes a huge difference. Early, it appeared the ratio of women to men was around 5-2 but things evened out eventually as more cyclists arrived.
Rich Lewis on the right and now flying a limited schedule as one of Les Wexner's favorite pilots. Andy in the middle with Peggy on the left.
David in the middle celebrating a birthday with Deniece on the right and Gus Cook in the background.
We headed east into a head wind, kind of straight forward via Sportsman Club Road, Chatham, up and over St Joseph (ugh), into St Louisville and on east via Loches, which depending on your experience is pronounced "Locks", "Lochea" or "Loches", I prefer the French pronunciation cause I am a man of the world. Anyway, we arrived at Purity where we were to go north but a lot happening here.
A yippy white dog came charging out but was afraid to cross the moat. It blends in so well, you may not be able to see the dog. Just prior to this pause, Angie and Meredith had turned around. Meredith is battling a neck issue that complicates the cycling habit.
Check out that old Cadillac You could mount a large set of cow horns on the front and make it an official Texas Longhorn vehicle. Our group of 15ish headed north on Purity but when it came time to make the right on Long Run or continue north to go west on Blacksnake, I went north. A guy was scheduled to meet me at home to look at the blue Camry that I put up on Craig's List. Flyin Tuna came along to keep the rednecks off me and later, I sold the car! How about that!?! Finished with 49 miles while the others got in a good 61 with plenty of climbing and a stop in Bladensburg.
The routes for Sunday, 1/28, meeting at the famous gazebo at the intersection of 62/37 in Johnstown. Plenty of parking nearby for the 11:00am start. There will be two groups, departing together but separating on the road. I promise a true "B" pace for the 2nd group, off season pace at that. The first group can ride at whatever pace they want, no problemo. 64 and 49 mile routes.