Thursday Cycling Club Group Ride
I arrived for the Thursday evening, Cycling Club group ride with some trepidation. I had not ridden a whole bunch and rarely with a group (I belonged to 2 groups but one disbanded and the other is only doing C rides for now). A late arriving crowd grew to about 65 cyclists as Don Novel, above in orange, gives pre-ride instructions. Among the attendees was....
...Brad C, one of a few people who kept in contact after I moved to AZ. Brad and I share an interest in a Santa Barbara bike shop, Fastrack, which we visit when either of us is in southern CA.
It was good to see so many people with whom I once rode. As usual, the "Rivet" group rolled out, then the "A" group and I jumped in with the "B" group. I was rather concerned about keeping up with them as this is not your ordinary B paced group. We rolled out of New Albany and as is the norm for the B group....
....regrouped a couple of times. I spit out the back of the group about 70% of the way up Hardscrabble Road, but then hopelessly behind on Stone Quarry and that nasty climb above the village of Granville. Otherwise, lol, I did fine, finishing with 42 miles and a 19.6 average speed. The good news is I received a "Cyclefit" kit which entitles me to attend Tim Caroline's rides in Tucson. Tim is the rare, no ego, Cat 1 cyclist and organizes large group rides. As usual....
....Kristy B brought containers of treats and opened the trunk of her car....
....so all could sample. The next day....
....my son and I played golf again, this time at the Denison U golf course. Nice, mature layout with some good holes. Hey, I had a 40 on the front nine and won by 1 shot.
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