Ride Leader: Blake Altman
Date: May 24, 2018
Ride Name: Casey Jones Express
Ride Distance: 25 Miles
Average Speed of the Ride: 21.0 (lead group) MPH
Ride Class: AA/2 Express
Mechanical Issues: None
Weather: Mid to upper 80’s, sunny, moderate wind
Guest Riders: Charles Sidwel (didn’t sign-in)
Member Riders: Michael Blaine, Eric Williams, Mike Wilson, Lynne Blake-Hedges, Tyler Hill, Tom Roberts
The temporary light on Route 6 was yellow when the lead group got there; we continued through and we may have lost some trailing riders as that point. Michael led up the hill on Route 6 and he broke-away from most of the other riders. By the top of the hill it was just Michael and some trailing slob. On Kentucky Avenue Michael eased-off and the trailing group of 4 quickly caught up led by Lynne who made an impressive effort catching up.
This lead group of 6 continued together at a good clip until the hill on Budd’s Creek. Here, Michael pulled away from everyone while the trailing group split into a group of 4 and a lone trailing rider. Once on Route 301 the ride was exposed to a moderate headwind which didn’t slow us down much but did increase the required effort. Michael continued in front while the trailing group of 4 slowly pulled him back in; this was done by a nice group effort with everyone taking turns at the front and eating away at the distance.
After this, the lead group of 5 stayed together until the end with the usual surging shenanigans at the last hill on St. Mary’s Avenue.
Following the arrival of the lead group, the trailing riders filtered in one at a time.
It was another fun ride on a nice night weather-wise (for a change).