Thursday New Albany Ride Report
Cloudy, 55 degrees, winds out of the Artic, I drove through some rain, I decided not to ride. But hey, others were there to ride including making his first Appearance, Danny Alarcon. Just think, a year ago he was riding by himself, trying to get back in shape and now he is dominating the Cat 4 races and catting up to Cat 3 now.
Wow, looky there, Paul Stock comes out too wearing a very retro Savage Hill jacket. I still have one of the jerseys, worn proudly when I finished 9th in a 10 person Cat 5 race through the Hocking Hills. Ahhhh, those weren't the days.
Pete C rolls in and we all had to grab our sunglasses on this cloudy evening suddenly lit up by the glow off his arms and legs.
Rick, in addition to the sign-in duties, frequently can be found performing quick adjustments. Above working on Group Killer's bike but maybe Rick made a mistake and Shannon's brakes locked on him later?
Kyle, arms folded and Danny, appearing to be very cold.
Rick called us together as Marty, listens along with Jeff S, another Jeff behind him, Lori, etc...
Checking back on Danny, he does not appear to be getting any warmer. Wear another layer next time but hope next time it is like this is in October.
How about that? Kristie announced she would have cupcakes at the end but I emailed her and said I would not be at the end so could she bring one at the beginning, and she did!
Check that out! I swear, I only ate the icing.
The A's rolled out and then the B's, check out that jersey on tonight's 54 mile route. The A group had the aforementioned Pete, Danny, Marty, Paul, Shannon, Lori and Will Gleason, Travis, Jeremy, Michael L, Ken Buddell, around 14-15. The ride into Alexandria was predictably fast with everyone hanging on but the Jones Road took out a few, including Paul and later on Stone Quarry, Marty, Will and Ken got away before some regrouping allowed 6 to finish together at the end with an average just under 22. Well, the evidence has been gathered, conclusions made and all will be presented in the Tuesday Canal investigation, later today.
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