5:15--I arrive at the parking lot. No cars around. Begin to feel foolish about arriving so early on an evening when clearly it is going to rain and thus no ride.
5:17--Continuing to feel odd for being the only person in the parking lot, save for a couple of teachers departing, I retreat to the rear lot by the tennis courts so I can monitor who comes (if any) to the forward lot, the normal gathering place for cyclists.
5:18--Began feeling odd that perhaps someone will think this lone guy is eyeballing the cute highschoolers so bring cell phone to my ear to act like I am taking a call.
5:19--Began thinking I probably look like a creeper eyeballing the cute highschoolers while pretending to be talking on the cell phone. Wonder if anyone is calling the police on the creeper so drive back to the front lot and there, in white van, is Pepe LaPew, aka Kevnin H.
5:20--Paul Stock arrives but does not get out of SUV as rain begins. Paul confirms he did leave the comment that he too slid around the Shade's floor but has better balance then Mark W and did not go down.
5:22--Farmer Mike and John Miller roll in. They say radar looks like rain so they soon depart.
5:25--Paul Stock departs but Shannon, the supremo ride leader arrives but stays in truck.
5:35--Dirty Dan arrives in maroon van. He has already ridden 50 miles today so riding again is not high on his list of priorities so he soon departs.
5:36--Kevin H departs.
5:41--Shannon sends out emaal saying he thinks all will blow through and ridable by 6"15.
5:41 + 1 second-- I laugh out loud at this fool's optimism.
6:15--I send Shannon an email and ask if his prediction was valid, knowing full well it could not be.
8:15--Shannon email back they rode 48 miles (off the posted route) and had some rain for last 10 miles. I feel like a creepy, foolish dumbass for not hanging around to ride. Heck, nothing unusual about that. Wonder who all rode tonight?
OK, Shannon has put this out and you can see more by visiting his website: http://hfpracingnews.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/new-albany-cop-ride-thursday-may-23-2013/