Doug McConaha arrives for today's ride and with him, the French Climbing Machine. Philippe chose to correct my spelling for the title of this post so now that his comment is part of the record, I have to leave the poor spelling or else his comment would not make sense.
The Gus & Peggy show arrived too as we prepare to shove off in what turned out to be a dry ride. Surprising given the forecast.
Dang it! At mile 2 some of us are already off the back, including Gus' friend Norman from WV. We managed to jump back on the train.
Couple of new people, Max and Billy were part of the group and always good to have new people come out for the rides. We arrived in Martinsburg where.....
....Doug parked his bike in front of the only bench. Group ridicule quickly solved the problem so now I had a place to sit too.
Max and Billy patiently wait. This being mile 30, we soon headed south where those intending to ride the 68 mile route turned right on Bell Church while Steve Nelson, Jeff S and me stayed straight and eventually finished with 56 miles and 3100' of climbing.