Yes, it is raining and tomorrow looks bad too so the COP Fall HOOT ride, hosted by none other than The Grand Poobah, Todd Lee, will probably be a washout for all but the very hard core. If you are one of those, the ride start is 8:00am from Bloom Carroll High School, 5240 Plum Rd, Carroll, Oh 43112. It's a good route of 30 and 70 miles.
But how about that forecast? Get through Saturday and Sunday, as well as the ensuing days, looks great. COP has a Sunday ride out of Cyclist Connection in Canal Winchester with a 9:00am start time. Have not seen a route yet but usually a couple of options of approximately 30 and 70 miles, every Sunday. Well, got to finish packing, which is easy, shorts, T-shirts, hiking stuff and cycling stuff. I had a great time this season prowling the parking lots.....
....taking images of cyclists and endearing myself to many if not most. It is an easy job as there are a lot of funny people who populate our rides but on a serious note, there are also a bunch of great people who make it fun to attend rides, hang for awhile prior to being blown out the back of the pack.
Meantime, as you watch the depressing weather radar or watch the rain fall outside, you may want to check out Betsy Thompson's blog, http://excelatall3.com/blog/. Betsy trains tri-types who wish to get into that activity or improve on their performance, including Paul Stock.