Thursday New Albany Ride Report
At the Tour, the average speed of the winner the last few years has been around 25mph. At this tour, our tour, the Riveters are in that ball park. Last night, they covered our 51 mile route at 24.5. Yikes. Above, Peggy continues to briskly sell the Cycling Club jerseys with Jon Hastings completing a purchase. Still a few "M" and "L" sizes.
Shoes have become very stylish the last few years. I have a new pair on order, solid black of course. Will Paskett has it all going on in this blue pair.
A flat, with 12 minutes until the start, Mike M's gravel bike. Flyin Tuna steadies the bike while Don N fixes, Mike watching.
The numbers were down from last Thursday, probably only 60ish. Rain was a threat, coming in from the northwest but it stayed away until after we finished. Kurt on the left, Matt on the right. Matt likes to take frequent, strong pulls in the A group. I don't like Matt all that much while I am in the A group. Ha, ha.
Mitchell rests while talking to Commander Char. After the mellowness of last week's ride, I had little to say so.....
....off went the Riveters and then the A group, which I was about to join but wanted one last parking lot image. Just then, Shari jumped into the image. Well, not exactly.
The A group flew around the route into Granville, arriving with a 23mph average. I bugged out there with Jay P to wait on the B+ group but having waited only about 5 minutes, decided I did not want to go that fast either so....
....I waited a little longer while encouraging Brady as he fixed a flat. He knew the roads and I judged him competent to carry on without me so when.....
....the slightly slower B group arrived. I jumped in. So, as previously mentioned, the Rivets had a 24.5 pace, then the A group was at 21.7, the B+ group at 21 and the B group at 19. My blend of A and B yielded a 20.5 average. Saturday ride info coming soon.
Hey you fans of all or some things cycling! Inspired by the TDF? Inspired by the amazing weather forecast? Inspired by seeing me (ok, seriously kidding on that last point) well come out to the Phillip Heit Center, New Albany and be prepared to roll at 6:00pm. Rivets, A, two B groups and the C group will follow one of these routes ranging from 36, 46 & 51 miles.
Sunset is at 8:52pm so choose your route carefully.
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