Nice evening for our Tuesday gathering, again in the shade as we wait for the official shove-off time of 6:05pm. Above, left to right, Gus, Peggy, Ron, Muscle Dude and Deniece.
Rick was there too but some cracks were discovered in his carbon fiber Trek so while that is being checked out, he was hauling around a steel bike that is 7 pounds heavier.
Ian on the left, expecting his brother Chad to show up to join us. A regular at last year's rides, Chad has missed all the Tuesday rides this year. Ian was admonished by one of the group's elders tonight for running a red light and then later turning in front of an oncoming car on Hardscrabble. I hear the subject has been kicked up to the full Clowncil of Elders for possible reprimand.
Among our group of 22 was George, waiting for word on the return of his carbon fiber bike.
John Williams on the left with Jon Morgan. Way, way up there on the right, in white is Mike C. Prior to the ride, Gus rolled in and said he had seen Borat wearing a mankini. When he jumped into our group just outside of town, I grabbed my camera but Borat never came to the back but I am patient and waited and waited for my chance. The speed out 161 was kinda high and we rolled into Alexandria with a 24.1 avg. No one seemed fazed by it, so, so fit are all but me.
We climbed out of Alexandria and only once we reached the regroup at Louden did I get a better look at the man in white. As some of suggested, white sun sleeves would improve the look and of course, a pair of argyle socks, white. We headed to Stone Quarry with the intent to make a right and tackle that short but steep climb on Raccoon Run Road but alas, it has just been chip & sealed so about half of us stayed on SQ and then...
...we waited for the Raccoon Runners to catch up. The first from that group was none other than....
Borat. Finished with 38 miles and a 20.8 avg but sure seemed faster than that. Big cycling event this Saturday just popped on the screen out of Sugar Grove. More to come on that and Lori N's participation in the Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, OR where she is rubbing elbows with the likes of Kristin Armstrong and many other pro, Cat 1 & 2 cyclists.