Although they arrived slowly, by 6:00pm there were 40+ cyclists ready to go on a flatish 28 mile route. Curiously not there was ride leader Jeff S who was a no-show. This left Jeff Jr. scrambling for maps.
Retro George adn Dennis were taling and I noticed how much Dennis resembles George, just a younger version. I also used to wonder why Dennis wore those 10-year-old Sausage Hill jerseys but now realize it was to be simpatico with George.
I arrived in New Albany, mentally prepared to put out the effort to ride with the A's but after Dennis announced he was not mentally into riding with the A's, I quickly decided the same for me. After the A;s departed, a huge group of B's left adn at a light I looked back and there must have been 30 of us, led by Dennis, Greg H, Mark R, Nathan, Flyin Tuna, Mark V, Kevin, etc... We headed out old 161 at a modest pace but a few people were shelled by the time we turned right onto Watkins. Greg H was at the front and I calculated he would drop the hammer so I had moved up and shadowed him up that climb, looked back and saw virtually everyone was still there. Everyone has become so strong by this time of the year. We turned left on Weslyn Church for a few rollers, left on York and those two dips and climbs and while cruising into Alexandria, there were still probably 15 people with us.
Out Jug Street we went and that long uphill eventually turning left on Beech and a right onto Waltons Parkway and then into the parking lot. 21.9 average for 28 measly miles and 900 feet of climbing. The A group finished with 23/2 average led by Mick and the usual suspects.