Ride Leader: Blake Altman
Date: July 18, 2018
Ride Name: Casey Jones Express
Ride Distance: 25 Miles
Average Speed of the Ride: 20.9 MPH (chase 2)
Ride Class: AA/2 Express
Mechanical Issues: None
Weather: Upper 80’s, less humid, partly cloudy
Guest Riders: Holden Hudson, Alonzo Baxter, Anthony Carter, Orlando Howard, Kevin O’Clair, Rob Golding
Member Riders: Eric Williams, Douglas Carter, Brad Francisco, Tyler Hill, Mike Wilson, Sue Estes, Tom Roberts, Michael Blaine, Charles Sidwell, Chris Zabriskie
It was a nice afternoon weather wise and we had a big turnout for the ride which is good. However, we have too many returning guests which is not so good. If you regularly ride with the club you need to join the club! It is not difficult or expensive.
The A/B group left the parking lot first and the AA group sort of straggled out. The ride didn’t really consolidate until we reached Springhill Newtown Road. Once this happened the group was pretty much together until the Route 6 hill. And, as per usual, the main group split into multiple groups. The lead group was well off the front and only the first chase group was in a position to catch; this (barely) happened on Bowling Road.
After Bowling the lead group was together until the hill on Budd’s Creek Road when it split into 3 groups with the main body in front. Once the hill was crested we were into a head wind the whole way back. So far as I know, no one was able to catch the lead group on Route 301 or beyond.
Everyone made it back to the start point without issues and it was another good ride.