....it is about the women of the Thursday Evening Ride. At the behest of someone about 5 years ago, I began selecting one Thursday each season to celebrate the gals among us who bravely show up and mix it up with the guys. To start, sometimes referred to as "The Woman in Green" is actually Krista and a Granville native.
Ken Buddell and unknown Pelotonian.
The one, the only, Corvair. So named because she is as reliable as the car bearing that brand.
Kim Owens, having a grand racing season.
Another Kim, who I have not noticed at a previous Thursday ride. Rolled out with the B group and put it to us.
Of course, meantime, the action in the parking lot continued but the crowd was down a little, probably less than 70.
Heather and Heather's husband Rick.
Another maybe new person who eyed me warily as a complete stranger coasted up and asked to take her image. Whew, glad that is over for yet another season and I regret missing getting a shot of 1-2 others. So....
....the A group rolled out and then the B's and since I had signed up for the Mt Mama century ride, I cut off after a short while and finished with 17 miles. Well, time for a long drive on Friday followed by the big ride on Saturday. The pics are taken, selected and ready to be posted, soon.
Here we are, more than half way through our glorious cycling season and there have been too many people who used to attend the Thursday ride but have not come out yet this season. For example:
Grand Poobah/Todd Lee--Come on, you can't hide in Fairfield County forever. Get up here.
Tym & Lisa Tyler--Maybe they have been out a couple of times but too infrequent.
Nick Perhala--Oh wait, he moved to CA. Never mind.
Billy Campbell--Oh wait, he moved too. Never mind.
Rich Lewis--Buzzed our group once on his motorcycle but that's it.
Kyle Wingler--Come on. Trail running while being chased by gnats, mosquitoes and flies can't be that much fun. Plus I see you riding your bike sometimes.
Dave K/Alphabet--Usually saw him riding 161 but not this year.
Kayla Starr--Yes, you fell off your bike the last time you attended but I think the A group has been accident free since then so it is safe to come back.
Isaac--You told me you would attend a couple of the Thursday rides. Time is running out.
Hendra P--Oh wait. Another who moved. Dang, we have lost some quality cyclists in the last couple of years.
Craig Butler--What the heck happened to that guy? Used to just destroy the Tuesday and Thursday groups and then shifted to those 50 and 100 mile trail runs. Probably the pressure of meeting expectations keeps him away but we'd enjoy seeing him again even in the B group.
Jamie Roberts--Lost 100 pounds and went from a weak C to a strong A cyclist and then quit during a Tuesday Canal ride. Runs and hikes now.
I have no doubt left someone off the list, which is due to a faulty memory so nothing personal.
Anyway, here is the link for additional ride info and remember, print the map and/or download the route to your Garmin. http://www.thecyclingclub.org/club-rides/thursday-evening-ride/
Oh, and if the turnout is good, tonight will be the annual "Women of the Thursday Night Ride" pic taking. If you don't want your image to appear in the blog, just tell me, "Get the f**K away you creeper." That will work.