I rode from home to the start of the New Albany ride, about 16 miles and I arrived early. I leaned my bike against a shaded spot, took a seat on a nice bench and waited. Soon, Farmer Mike arrived and was none too pleased that I had apparently taken his spot. Since possession is 9/10 of the law and being a fan of squatter's rights, I stayed where I was. More to come, later.
John Sada's rear derailleur broke from the frame during transit from CA and so after filing a claim, he is getting a new R5 frame as a replacement.
Tym Tyler rode from his house, south of Granville, waiting for the ride start with Doug M, Jeff and Jay P. Kind of humid but radar indicated we would be clear for the duration of the ride.
Jeremy, in red, a Newark police officer and a good guy to have on the ride for a lot of reasons.
Our C/D group returned after last week's absence so not all of them have given up after Pelotonia. With a few on the other row of cars I think there were 8 in that group, 24 in ours counting the usual suspects who join in soon after we depart.
Craig Rice rolled in, Gus & Poeggy, Crazy George, Benton, Rick and others so we.....
.....rolled out toward the open roads east of New Albany. Uneventful ride and once we reached Alexandria, I rode home, cooked a steak, read the WSJ (well, not all of it, no one can read all of it) had a glass of wine (honest just 2), slapped at mosquitoes on the back porch, watched the squirrels play and looked at all the feakin ash trees yet to be cut down.