An anonymous person sent me the below, which I appreciate.
Sending you a pic, in case you want to post to your blog. No worries. Not too great of an image...parking lot scene at 6pm, cloudy skies. No rain. Very high humidity! I'd say 20 A riders, and 30 to 40 B/C riders. Impressive turn out. Marty S can probably speak to the incident during the A ride... i heard there was a crash near Welsh hills road area Terry...? Backroom coffee racer i think not sure). He had to depart in a vehicle for medical treatment. Garth and Peter C told me they finished with 61 miles. The front B group was about 12 riders going into Johnstown averaging 21mph. All of us the did the Concord / Nichols Lane climbs in the big chain ring. We tore down Loudon downhill crazy fast with NW cross/tailwind From mile 20 to 25 we averaged 25.7 mph for five miles. It was windy on the return going East back to New Albany.
I chatted with a guy named "Jeff Bubba" or was it "Bubba Jeff" after the ride. His license plate on his Odyssey is RAAM VAN. He
told me he raced RAAM about 10 years back. I think i remember him.. said he had not been out to the NA ride in quite a long while. Friday night is the Tour de Grandview and i think some missing regulars from the Thursday NA ride will be racing then.
Anonymous... dont mention my name!
Craig Butler, better known as "Da Boss" and frequent participant in the Canal rides until job, family and job stole him away from us, has checked in. Craig has been participating in a few ultra marathon trail run events, the most recent being the Mohican 100, yep, not mountain biking but trail running. Craig finished 33 out of 200. Craig says that he misses riding with the group but has time for only one sport right now. This is kind of sad, first Jamie Roberts, aka "Group Destroyer" gave up cycling for running and now "Da Boss" too has abandoned cycling. Hope this is not a trend.
Now, Shannon sent out the below for this Thursday's New Albany route. Note the A route is 62 miles. Man, am I glad I'm sweltering out here in the AZ heat rather than obligated to ride (some) of this route. Note more can be found at Shannon's site, including an unprovoked attack on me!!!! http://hfpracingnews.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/new-albany-cop-ride-thursday-june-27-2013/
I know many of you miss seeing me so I have good news. I shall return Friday night and will be out Saturday morning, assuming I get an invite from Mark C for a ride I hear he is planning. Had a good time at the Grand Canyon yesterday and have so many images to put up and stories to tell. All coming soon.