I did not drive to Canal. Sitting in a car for a total of 1.5 hours seems pointless for a 28 mile ride but Andrew Clayton filed this report:
The poor ride leader was sick, having started symptoms last Thursday, and not feeling like riding. However, duty called, and he showed up early as usual, keeping distance as best as possible. Riders started trickling in and it looked like it might be a light night, but as it drew closer to 6:00 pm, they came in more frequently. With the night looking to be nice, and the next to last Tuesday night ride, folks wanted to get a nice ride in. 30 riders signed up and took the plunge. Due to the tight time frames for the shorter route, the C group took off early to get done before sunset. At 6:00 pm sharp, a small group of 7 A riders took off for another lung-scorching, leg-searing, jet speed journey through the countryside. 2 minutes later, the B group busted through the gate, unable to constrain themselves any longer. The ride leader went back to his vehicle and took off to see if he could intercept them and get some nice pictures of cyclists having fun. The result was so-so, with some shots coming out ok and others not so good as the camera battery went dead. It is certainly more fun to be bicycling than to be driving and it looked like folks were having a good time speeding along. The 7 A riders appeared to stay together for the whole ride, while the initial B group may have splintered a little. The C group made it in before sunset. And so ends this ride leader's last Tuesday night ride for the year 2013. Next week will be our last Tuesday Night ride at Canal Winchester for 2013 with Amanda O taking the lead. Also, we are planning to eat at Kingys after the ride. So, hope to see lots of folks out there for the last one!
Early gatherers gather in the shade. Below, the A group takes off....hey, is that Poobah at the back....
Below, Andrew caught the C group riding on Sitterly.