Tuesday Canal Ride Report
Good turnout with still more new people coming out. The women on the right, maybe her name is Wendy, is new. Ross standing, waiting patiently as newbie occupies both sign up sheets.
Eve, David Smith and the Rossi tandem, still without their new tandem, which is due at Cyclist Connection by Friday for the build-out. I have a spy who works inside CC and will try to get an image of the carbon fiber machine.
Ricky G shows up, second from right with my buddy John. Since my last body guard quit cycling last year, John has agreed to protect me from the cyclists I anger. His job will be busy.
Euro-Patrick signs in.
Seldom showers were there too. Guy on the left makes the original "Tall Dude" look short.
The A group, maybe 10ish, roll out. So many "legit As" that I can not identify them all but Paul Stock, Hendra, Euro-Patrick, Craig Rice, Steve O, Pete A, Jeff S, Claude, Rick, etc...
New guy in the Trek jersey with Dane. Around 44 in total for tonight's ride into the foothills of Hocking Hills.
The b group rolled out with 25+ on a 49 or 43 mile route. After rolling through Amanda and reaching #159, Mark C, Matt A, Corvair and John Day chugged southward toward the McDonald climb while the remaining 8-10 of us headed toward the Delmont climb and 43 miles. We regrouped at the Stoney Hill stop sign, headed west on Westfall, then north on Amanda Northern and eventually back to the parking lot. I'm keeping this scintillating story short as I have things to do today but trust me, excitement galore on this ride. Patrick, Hendra and not sure who they allowed to hang with them finished with around a 22.1 avg..
The sunset is late enough that we can make that annual excursion to visit the McDonald climb. A route is 49.8 and can be viewed: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2668660. The B route is 43 and the C route is 35 miles. Maps and sign-up sheet at the start.
Glutton for Punishment
6/11/2013 12:20:07 am
Why did you leave out The Hill on Slough Rd. on the way back?
6/11/2013 12:33:05 am
You should add Revenge rd climb and Co Hwy 26 climb, that'll make things more fun
6/11/2013 12:44:55 am
You could volunteer to be a ride leader and do all that you suggest. Send me an email and I'll get you signed up.
6/11/2013 01:43:54 am
The area is too alien for me to lead the ride
6/11/2013 02:12:45 am
OK, but we're just going to do hill repeats on Pickerington Rd. for two hours and go home!
Overly Sensitive in Canal
6/11/2013 09:19:16 pm
Please define "Legit A", and how would you know who finishes with the A's anyway?
6/11/2013 11:31:06 pm
I'd know one if I saw one. I have contacts deep inside the legit A world and they tell me everything. I know all and see all or am told all if I am not there to see all.
6/12/2013 02:48:36 am
Speaking of ride leading, I will be back next Tuesday, 6/18/2013, to lead the annual Summer Solstice ride. Here is a link to the route - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2479303. Copy it and paste it into the URL line if this doesn't show up as a hyperlink. Through the website, you may be able to download the route to your computer and upload to your GPS. The route goes down and does Revenge climb, totals 53.8 miles, and has 2800 feet of climbing. There is only one route planned, but you may cut off if desired. I plan to be at the parking lot by 5:00 PM with maps for anyone wishing to do an earlier start time to complete the whole route before dark. Hope to see you all out there for some fun in the sun!
6/12/2013 03:43:47 am
I hear Grand Poobah has abandoned the difficult Canal rides and is now riding Tuesday's out of Dublin on a pancake flat ride. He usually leads the Senior Division ride at 5:45 for the Summer Solstice but probably we'll have to find someone else. I will begin the recruiting process.
6/12/2013 03:58:11 am
It's true, Todd Lee was at the Dublin/Avery ride but he did not perform much better on the pancake ride. Maybe someone should alert him to the Dutch Kitchen ride option.
6/12/2013 04:14:37 am
6/12/2013 05:12:05 am
That's probably because he crashed out everyone behind him... JK, I couldn't resist, Pete... you feelin' the love? I remember when I used to be able to keep up with you...those were the good 'ole days.
6/12/2013 05:40:42 am
He is a little erratic and makes sudden moves without warning. Send him to group riding 101.
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