With Ric Noland absent for a few Tuesday rides, he asked for volunteers to sub for him and ride with the B group, his normal role, so I jumped at the chance this one time to lord over my charges, abuse my authority, shepherd my flock, enjoy the thrill of absolute power etc.... Arriving, I found the Grand Poobah, dean of central Ohio cycling, holding court among the many. Todd claims he is coming to a New Albany Thursday ride but only when the route suits him and suitable appearance money paid.
While Ohio participation at Mt Mama this past Saturday was down, one newcomer was Jenn, who unlike some of us, rode the entire 100 mile route and claims to have enjoyed it. She and three others shared a home rental for two nights, cooking meals and having a great time.
Engineer Mitch explaining how he uses the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate short cuts. My kind of guy.
Mark C had some explaining to do after he ditched Cindy for a younger woman during Saturday's ride. All his excuses ("I thought she was still with me", "It's the fog of war excuse", "If I rode that slow my bike would fall over from lack of inertia") sounded pretty lame to me.
Brent Jenkins and Matt Ashmore share a laugh, probably at my expense.
Steve Hewitt was unable to ride but handled the sign-in process. Dang, those Veloscience kits are everywhere. Wonder by how much I have to raise my game before I can qualify for one.
A pretty good turnout, maybe 30-35ish but still the A group is not so many but a very good B+ group rolled out. I rolled out with a group of 11 B's and enjoyed the 38 mile route. The group stayed together until the B+ers rolled by on the way back and there some of our group jumped on the tail and rode in with them. Now some of you need to sacrifice one Tuesday and cover for Rick by leading the B group. As Ric explained, keep the group together, decide on when to pause to regroup, hold up the pace if people start falling back too much, that sort of thing. Contact Ric to volunteer.