Tuesday New Albany Ride Report
Good turnout on a cool and cloudy evening with the H&H gang there in force, Doug M and Glen G too.
Chris I in the middle with 4 water bottles although I think one is a radio and one a battery on the bike frame. That's some serious extra weight but when you are young and strong, such thoughts never enter the mind. When you are old and weak, I leave my cell phone, strip out brakes from the front, take one water bottle, etc...
More and more arrive, including Kristie with baked goods! Rick, Larry P, Kirby, Milt, Nick, Jon M, ack, too many to name.
Thirty-three of us roll out of the parking lot and....
....endure a couple of waits before we exit New Albany, pick up a couple more cyclists on the road and soon reach 310 and then the.....
....descent down Jersey Mill into Alexandria. Most of us remained in the group so it was quite the spectacle when....
....we coasted through the village prior to climbing Mounts, right at Lobdell, descending into and out of the valley where I bugged out. I had Blue Jay Road legs so wanted to do a half Monty rather than the Full Monte. Circling back to Alexandria, I picked up Tim and Pete and we ham and egged it back to NA where I finished with 30 miles. The balance of the group finished with just under a 20mph average.
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