SMBC Jim Wheeler’s 14-16 mph Sunday ride

Woody’s River Roo Restaurant on the north bank of the Manatee River in Ellenton was the start for this 46 miler into Ellenton, Parrish, Terra Ceia and back. 

It was a beautiful day and over 20 friends riding together. Spencer-Gillette Rd. 

The group is made of full time and part time residents and people visiting for a couple of weeks. Jim is the best ride leader around. The group got seafood at Woody’s after the ride.

A quick shout out of heartfelt congratulations to MR. Bob Ranta, 85 year old age elite endurance athlete for being, according to the Tampa Bay Times, the oldest male competitor to finish the 15 km Gasparilla Distance Classic. Well done Bob. In your own words “I got it in”.  Yes you did. Bob has ridden his bicycle in Hillsborough and Manatee County with SMBC. A Sun City Center/ South Lyons Michigan living legend. Always check race results when Bob is in Florida. 

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