Busy day today so got to put this report together quickly. Above, the secret restroom. As far as I know, known only to a couple others. While you are standing in a long line at Starbucks or rubbing elbows at the Heit Center, this is the place to be. The cleaning lady does walk in once in awhile though.
Back outside, I begin to prowl the parking lot. Above, French Climbing Machine talks to Patrick. If you want to know anything about cycling in France, FCM is the man to ask.
We had a personable ringer in our midst but as it turns out, he was actually just passing through and stopped to entertain us. Headed to the farmer's market to go shopping. Smallish group of 55-60 so out went the Rivets and then.....
....I rolled out with an A group of 22 cyclists. Paul Djupe was tonight's enforcer of the 1-2 regroups but when I designated him as such, I turned to look and he was wearing a purple jersey. Real enforcers never wear purple. Got to give credit to a couple of guys who went with the Riveters but were gobbled up by us on 161. The gap between our groups is huge. Reaching Granville.....
....with a 23.6 average, the group went up Thresher Road while I went up Beechwood and was able to snap the above image. Not sure they actually regrouped though. Hmmmmm, weak enforcement by the guy in purple??? I waited for my B+ group peeps and was soon rewarded. I hopped in and....
....at a regroup spot, noted that Steve was wearing a new pair of white shoes. It seems like most people who have white hair also wear white shoes. I notice my 98 year old mother does this and so too many retirement community people. Not sure what this means.
We regroup at the end of Stone Quarry during our 44 mile route. Since the B's were only 25ish, there was only one group. Made the regroup time a little longer but that is ok.
We waited for quite awhile at the final light before Ted finally rolled over to hit the cross walk button. That did not work so we were law breakers, including Christian on the left and kind of new guy Brad on the right. The Rivets finished with a 24.1 mph average, the A group with 21.7, the B with a 19.9 and my blend of A and B with 20.7mph average. Got a Saturday ride option coming up soon.
Our routes for Thursday. Once again under the threat of rain, which is the norm for this season. Hey, the Tuesday group, 4 of them, showed up and rode a dry route so probably the same for Thursday!!! Distances of 48, 44 and 36 miles through fields of grain, corn, soybeans and a patch of trees now and then.