Thursday Ride Report
Mostly full healed, Amanda has returned to the peloton and with a new bike too! Later, she was given a round of applause for her return.
Jared recently completed a 600k event and says it will be his last.
New guy sporting a Cubs cycling jersey. Several new people out tonight so that is good.
The Cycling Club has received a shipment of extra jerseys. Looking around the crowd, I could find no better model then Decent Dan.
The Rivets were sent out and then the A group with Mick in red making a rare appearance. The Rivet group had only 7 people as many were resting for the Grandview crit on Friday
Sandy on the right, Sam S on the left. Sam was involved in a crash later that brought down another cyclist. Sam is challenged by riding his bike in a straight line. Don't know if that was an issue in the crash but he makes some of us nervous. Just a fact, not an opinion.
A large group of A's on the open road and since the Rivets had so few in number, they waited and joined our group. Marty promised they would behave. Post ride, some begged to differ. On the ride toward Granville, the pace was good but I planned to drop back with my many B buddies so at the top of the Beechwood climb, I stopped and....
....oh, 23.1 avg after the climb. I would end up with a 20.4 average after 50 miles. Jared waited with me and soon....
....Kevin arrived first and then....
....Don N with first female Flyin Tuna then John and....
....others including Tim who nipped Farmer Mike at the line. Mike will soon take delivery of a new bike, a game changing type machine.
We of course regroup and then....
....keep chugging along prior to regrouping at the top of the Chatham Road climb with new guy Hoke on the left, a Denison U student. As we wait....
....Peggy coasts across the intersection to see what Chris is up to while standing in a ditch. The Rivet/A group finished with an average of 21, 2 guys taken out by a crash, a deer crossing their path, a dog crossing their path and arriving at dusk.
6/15/2018 11:38:56 am
I also beg to differ. but I am a whiner. I suspect the pace and fatigue was a major contributor to the crash. I was too spent to be in the middle of the fray. I also can't attest, being stuck in and off the back, that some unnamed riveters were pushing the pace above what we have been accustomed to on these very long rides. On the other hand, it is advertised as an A ride, if you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.
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