I made this route to include a couple of my favorite roads to ride over here around Marietta. I was going to bring it up to you when the Rally got closer, but just saw that you asked for input. I love 676 and 26, I haven't rode anything west of 555 on the loop. I was also planning on scouting it once I get running again, but problems persist. There is a diner 3 1/2 hours of driving into the route that I know is open. So it would be about 4 1/2 hours in if breaks are approximately 15 minutes each hour.
Mr. Johnson, I definitely appreciate the input! It looks like a good ride for sure. The reality, after years of riding this rally, most people like less than 250 miles and breaks tend to be anywhere from 30-45 minutes, not counting restaurant stops. I try to break about every hour. Last year I offered a ride that actually used some of those roads. But I will definitely take some of those roads and try to make a slightly shorter ride...676 and 26 will somehow try to be in the works. I try to plan 3 rides and offer them for votes on Friday evening. Then go from there. A lot of riders come from out of state, so I try to include points of interest in my stops.
Much appreciated, especially from a local guide! Many thanks!
I'm playing it by ear with the covid-19 issue; may or may not make it this year. If I get it (and recover), I'll be there. If not, will depend on how things stand. My son has it now and for him, symptoms are minor.
I think I may have had it already last February. My supervisor's son was on a basket ball team, got sick with high fever. Whole team got it. That was back in Jan/Feb. The coach went in for elective surgery over a month ago, and tested positive for the anti bodies. He said the only time he was sick was back when the whole team got it. Back in February I got a fever and it lasted for a whole day. For me they usually only last about a half day. I really felt out of sorts. I think my super may have been a carrier, he stated he never had any symptoms. I really thought about going home for the day! Other members of my department also got sick with with different effects. One guy kept complaining of the horrible cough he was going through "deep in his lungs",and stated he never got sick at this time of year.
I have not been tested, but I'm so curious if I have the anti bodies!!!! I still wear a mask to prevent spread! As they say, symptoms can take up to two weeks to show. Prevention and hand washing are key! I've been a raccoon with hand washing all my life, so no change there.
My son's FIL has it, and probably contracted it while in the hospital for blood clots in his lungs, which they were trying to dissolve so he could have open heart surgery for a 90% blocked major heart vessel. He's back in the hospital with low oxygen levels and pneumonia. They are deciding whether to put him on a C-pap machine or ventilator tonight. Not good with all his other health issues.