We continued north on Longshore before finally breaking the trend and heading east on Hartford Rd. A intersection stop at N. County Line allowed me to look around and see we had lost 9-10 people so our group was down to 13-14 people. Then I heard someone say, "Uh-oh" and turning to the front saw an attack was initiated. Dang, I could respond only weakly which means I was done. Ahead by about 50 yards I saw Ron B and Pete A also spit out the back but I could not bridge to them and so, spent the next 30 miles riding around the hinterlands solo. That sucks. At the drop point, our average was 24.1 mph so pretty speedy but my average dropped precipitously thereafter. I took the B cut-off, made a wrong turn and ended with 47 miles.
Meantime, up ahead, the group got whittled down by a few more bodies but those who finished in the front did so with a 22.75 avg over the full 50 miles.
Still have not seen some of the regulars. I did see Kyle Wingler out on his bike so maybe he is preparing for an appearance. Todd Lee says he is watching for the right route and then he will show up and I think this is a route that would appeal to the Grand Poobah of central Ohio cycling.