On Wednesday, a few of us rode out of Granville and at mile 0.5, Jeff S discovered he had left his fluid bottles in his van. Quickly and atypically unselfishly, I gave him one of mine. He returned the bottle to me this evening but empty! What's up with that?
The H&H team keeps adding talent and perhaps hopes to rival those Audi boys some day as Mitchell is on the team for this year.
Kristie is back and so too are her trunk treats. After floating through the Grand Canyon and hiking to some very cool sites when not running the rapids, she accumulated 700 images. I suggested she rent a room at the local library and give a presentation. I'd go for that.
French Climbing Machine asks me what the route is for tonight. That guy, what a kidder. It appeared most knew tonight's route and those who did not.....
.....like Decent Dan checked out the map that I brought.
Good turnout and all groups were filled with 20+, including Will P and Scott B, eventually headed out in the A group. Unfortunately, only 2 for the C group.
60 of us gather in or near the shady spot and after some route announcements, head east toward Granville.
I took off with the B group. Good group of people including Farmer Mike. While our average would only be 19.1, that is skewed by the numerous and required soft pedaling or stopping regroups.
After the Jones Road climb and descent, we gather and regroup. Meantime, ahead of us the Rivet and A groups churned away, eventually finishing with averages of 23 and 21.1mph.
Jay P sprawls on his bike as we wait at the end of Battee Road. I had a bet with Peggy Cook that we would not finish prior to the sun finishing below the horizon. I won but barely. Still, lots of residual light.
A poor quality image fails to show the sun, low on the horizon. Here we near the end of the ride. OK, will have a Saturday route and details up soon.
First, big, big ride coming for Saturday. Remote start from Utica but the route will take you places of which you are only vaguely aware. Second, way too many cyclists come out to the Thursday ride having no idea what is the route. This applies to those who have paid the $20 member fee too and just don't want to take the extra step to log in and down load the route. The Club's policy of member only access has created the unintended consequence of few knowing what is the route for their particular group, thus sowing chaos and danger! Can't have that boys and girls so here are the routes for Thursday's exciting ride! Whew, look at the distances, the climbing the scenery opportunities and as always, the camaraderie before, during and after the ride. The Rivet/A, B and C routes:
I will also have a paper version of the route for you to study. Please know your route as it is dangerous to us all if you do not.