Way, way out on the outskirts of the parking lot was the Kenda corner. Here, Paul, Janet and Dave had easy access to the Porta-Potties and seclusion so they could change into those Kenda outfits.
Good turnout for the Dry Run ride and Westerville Bike Club does a good job with the road markings and food stops. I rolled out with Muscle Dude, Billy C, Marty, David C, Steve Fields and Tym Tyler. We rolled through the Kenda gang and picked up David S, Andrew C, Jeff S, Alyson & friend. Fast pace but not brutally so and we rolled into Johnstown at mile 23 where Marty & Co kept going. Somewhere short of Johnstown we picked up Rick Miller, John Sada and John Gorrila.
In Johnstown, I ran into Rick Holt, a long time Canal cyclist who has been missing for awhile because of work but also recently got married.
I'm running short of time so I'll hit the highlights....I finished. 101 miles, 4100' of climbing. Ride time was 5:15 with an 18.7 avg. David and Alyson took long, remorseless pulls that put some of our group in difficulty. Alyson has a heck of an engine and can stay up front for miles and miles. Andrew Clayton, having ridden a 200k on Saturday struggled on the back half and despite my urging the group to slow and let him catch up, the two horses were having none of it. Pretty staunch head wind coming back on the long and kind of boring Sycamore Road. Might want to change the route a bit on that last 30 miles and forego the little southern loop prior to Johnstown that causes a very early split between the 100 and 70 milers.
Just Map it!
9/11/2012 01:19:02 am
Who cares about the report! Where's the Tuesday map posting.
9/11/2012 02:18:02 am
Lol Mark, I told David S, Jeff S, and Brent to go on without me at the 50 mile lunch stop. My legs were just not able to keep up anymore at that point and I had to slow down to touring pace. Though I suffered, it was still an enjoyable ride. I don't remember it being this hilly. I'm glad your 4k feet of climbing put it in perspective! With 234 miles for the weekend, I should be better prepared for CFC.
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