The Pilot on the left. He will be absent for Thursday's ride but promised a call from the cockpit of his 777 to give us a weather update as he makes his way to Tokyo. Mike M on the right with a new bike on order. Get this! Another "BH" will join the peloton. They are becoming as common as broken asphalt now.
For a one group kind of ride, the turnout was large with 30 of us gathering, including Scott Billman. Scott is still recovering from his crash of 3 weeks ago but says the pain has gone from excruciating to merely raging. Larry Graham on the left making his first appearance, Ryan on the right.
6:00pm arrives and so we head out with a fairly strong wind from the northwest. The pace was pretty sturdy I thought and so we arrived in.....
....Granville with a 23.6 average. I hung a left on Pearl St, declining the 7 mile loop that included Jones Road and then waited for the group at the end of Welsh Hills. Theresa, a new Tuesday cyclist who had struggled a little to hang on, waited there too, for about 25 minutes as the group had a flat to fix. Nothing like hanging on a street corner for 25 minutes to find out a lot about a person. The group arrived, we headed out together but then Peggy had a mechanical. I yelled for the group to hold up, some heard, the same ignored so only Steve Nelson and me circled back to assist. Turns out the battery for her Di2 had lost some power so the shifting was limited. We made it back albeit the average took a hit, finishing with 19.5.