I've gotten behind so I am unable to post the usual comprehensive report that highlights the accomplishments of the few and the average performances of the many. BUT WAIT!!!! Have I got a surprise for you (see below). So, to summarize, last Thursday was hot, about 94 degrees, windy and humid at the start and thus, many sought shelter in the lone shade tree at the New Albany parking lot. A lowly 40 people showed up.
Yes, I provided the cold mist service at the start and refreshments at the end and a couple of people were prompted....errrrr.... volunteered to say I am the best ride leader.
Saturday, we gathered in Granville with a range of cyclists from Mitch Tallan down to lowly Flyin Tuna. While Cindy has many admirable qualities, map making ain't one of them and so she produced an interesting route, confining it to 20% of the available paper space and none of us could read it. That may be her aim since it kept everyone together because no one knew where to go. We ended up in Frazysburg via lots of new roads. Most of us enjoyed the shade at a gas station and Steve had to stand and extoll us to depart. We left F-burg via lots of new roads and then the Kendaites and Kevin K decided to head for the barn. Getting through Newark to Granville is complicated so I sheparded them through the maze and once we got back to Granville, I kept going and finished with 87 miles. By the way, the Thornwood hill slightly west of Wildwood Park, has just been paved. Now for the exciting news. Marty Sedluk has sent me the ride report from this weekend's "Blood Sweat and Gears" ride in which he and Dave Chesrown participated. Will put it up in a few.