Jon, Jonathan and others were speculating what unrealistic distance Gus would put us on for this evenings ride with a sunset around 7pm. Surely nothing more than 30 miles? Why yes, if you must wonder. Gus wanted 34 miles.
Our numbers dwindled as we reach the end of the season yet still 14 showed up. Peggy asked if I planned to do the entire route and I told her it was likely the group would end with 13 rather than 14.
We enter Alexandria having lost 3 cyclists but I was still there, surprising most who looked around at the light prior to turning left. I'm kind of the opinion that for next season, we do away with the idea of one group riding at a B pace. Maybe we should have an A group and a real B group. There are always a few who rightly for them would rather go at an A pace and it sucks for those of us who would rather take this evening to do something easier.
Half way up the Mounts Street climb out of Alexandria, Scott flatted so we all stopped. Gus and Larry had quite a system going that was going to have the flat fixed in short order. However, that did not stop....
….Axel from offering plenty of sideline coaching and second guessing. Check out his new helmet! I think he said the name of it is "Dazzle". I called it the "Zebra".
When it appeared the fix would be fast, some of us got a head start and then we all regrouped at Hardscrabble Road. You can tell by the length of the shadows that the plan to turn right on Corner Road would be a bad idea so we went left and proceeded back to New Albany where we finished at 7:15pm with 32 miles and a 19.7 average. Well folks, see many of you next season.