The sun seemed unusually intense so the early arrivals gather in the limited shade, including Tim in the foreground and Farmer Mike.
Tym Tyler rolled in, just back from 20 days in France. He and Lisa have been to most of the more desirable cycling areas, up and down the west coast, AZ, Italy and France. They prefer France and perhaps a permanent move will take place at some point in the future.
Doug McConaha in the Velescience kit talking to Ron about house rehabbing. Doug has an ambitious house project underway.
Ron Budzig arrived along with Rick in red and added to the mix were Crazy George, Gus, Jap P, Benton, Axel, around 25 in total for the usual 38 mile route that included crossing an unfinished but passable bridge on Lobdell Road.
We regroup at the end of Stone Quarry, all relieved to get that road out of the way. The John Sada crash was a topic of conversation among some of us and while there are some competing explanations, it seems almost certain it was not mechanical and apparently there is video evidence to support the latter conclusion. Just as hot a topic was the close call with a car that someone had during the Ridge Runner Saturday ride coming out of St Louisville at route #13. It may be my imagination but I think as the season progresses, we may lose a little focus, maybe take some things for granted, loss of concentration, something along those lines. Stay sharp out there! Once regrouped, we completed the journey back to New Albany.