Ten riders plus the leader showed up in the sunny but slightly windy parking lot. Most of us started off with a bit too much outer clothing given the 70 degree temperature predictions. Ken and Lou rode to the start. We spread out, regrouped at Merkle, but the slower group was delayed into the finish line by a dropped chain and a possible flat tire (the tire was losing air but since we were only 2 1/2 miles from the end, we added air and made it back). The route provided good wind protection with only a couple of short stints where the wind was full in our faces.
Thanks to Linda Bankerd, Lou D'Alloroso, Bob Howell, Jane Hudnall, Alan Kurzweil, Ken Meredith, Larry Peed, Steve Palincsar, Sam Perry, and Loretta Troen for joining me today.