Glorious ride leader Kim Jung Un, aka Rick Miller, was unable to make tonight's ride so I slotted in to assume the enormous task. Arriving early, I noted everyone was staring at their smart phones, some even walking around with out shoes. The guy on the right is Mr. Optimistic. As the radar situation deteriorated, he kept insisting all was well.
Andrew anticipated rain and attached fenders to his bike.
And the heavy hitters began to arrive, Marty, Larry van Gogh and Paul Stock. Note the gathering gloom in the sky above.
Steve Hewitt, glorious ride leader of the C group, seated in van, was good to go although he too was checking radar. Rapidly the forecast deteriorated and rain was forecast at 82.3% for 6:00pm....not good.
Jon Morgan on the right, arrived from CA just hours prior to the ride and naturally, on his first day back, it was to rain. With 10 minutes to go I made the call this was now an unofficial ride and everyone was on their own. Almost immediately, it began to rain and most scattered to their cars yet....
....I noticed 6 guys were seeking shelter where normally we stand for the shade. What a hardy group and after the initial string of rain moved through....
....they moved out. I salute you! Nick on the left, Logan back left, I need to learn some names it seems. Anyway, I showed up, did my duty and that is the end of this story.
Hey all you Thursday members of the peloton. Above are tonight's routes and below are the links to the Rivet/A, B and C gps files. Weather should be dry but a tad windy. I am hopeful of doing a century ride in KY on Saturday so my meager levels of energy must be retained so will not be riding (no surprise here) with the Riveters, nor the A nor any group that makes me tired. Rick is out tonight so do not take advantage of my lax personality and be unruly in the parking lot.