Kenda Janet was one of 30+ who rolled out of the parking lot at Cyclist Connection, Saturday for a very good route in to the foothills of Hocking Hills. Once known to push the pace and blaze trails, now Jan-o barely hangs on but the peloton would be a poorer place without her.
Poobah. Once he looked like this crossing the finishing line but now, he satisfies himself with celebrating the start, rather than the finish.
Ginger made a rare appearance and I heard later bonked in Laurelville. The Polish Pony looks on too.
None other then the legend, Ricky G. After finishing Mountain Mama, this 670 year old drove back to Ohio after Mama, woke up Sunday morning and rode yet another freakin 100 mile route. It's one thing to have the time but to have the time and motivation to ride centuries just about every time out is admirable....or crazy, depending on your point of view.
So, we rolled out, Steve O on his Mean Machine and a bevy of Liliputions. Things sorted out within the first few miles and a core group of the usual suspects, around 12, coalesced and headed on a rolling route that did not stop in Sugar Grove but continued south to the gas station on Clear Creek Road. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter's car was rear ended by an illegal with of course, no insurance and so with her car in the shop for repairs, my family was down a car and I had to motor around today's route as quickly as I could and I skipped the stop at the gas station. Continuing on to Laurelville via multiple climbs, I kept expecting to be caught and then stopping at the gas station in L0ville, still no one caught me.
I stayed on the route and upon reaching Canal Winchester, headed back out and visited.....
....the under repair bridge south of Canal before heading back to Lithopolis where I ran into Poobah. Continuing on with him and finding out what happened to everyone else, I rode back to Canal and finished with 93 miles and got back home to bring the car inventory back to 3 for a family of 4.