The post ride scene, with sun setting, clouds advancing, mist arriving, we were all happy to have gotten back to the parking lot, with Katherine, in tow. Unfortunately, my other images did not pan out and I had some good ones. Too bad, since 99% of you come here to see if I caught your good side. The story went like this, only 21 people came out but so too did Shannon K, the real ride leader. His truck broke down prior to shoving off for an event in WV so as it was getting repaired, he slotted in with a small A group. Meantime, a small B group that included John Sada & Anthony, Poobah, Katherine, Kristian, new guy Marty, Andrew Hall, Mark Rossi, Mark V (first time out since his crash) and a couple of others. To make a long story short, Katherine attacked on a downhill segment of Northridge, aggravated that we were not pushing the pace enough. The fellas responded by attacking on the uphill segment and surprisingly, Katherine dropped off the pace. As I rode to the front to ask them to ease up and allow her back on, I noted each of the fellas had a large grin on their face. Anyway, we finished with 30 miles and a 20.8 avg. John Sada had a mechanical at about the farthest point out so with diminishing daylight and the need to get back before the sun sets, we figured he'd be ok, calling in SAG support as needed. Sorry for the abbreviated report and lack of images.
Once again, Shannon is abandoning his adoring fans and leaving them under the care of the careless. Yes, I will be there once again to fill shoes too large to ever be filled. A fawn stepping into the shoes of Sasquatch. See you this evening.