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Laurel Springs & Mill Run A Ride

Sat, January 13, 2018 1:00 PM | Blake Altman
Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

Date: January 13, 2018         

Ride Name:  Laurel Springs & Mill Run

Ride Distance: 42.5 Miles

Average Speed of the Ride:  17.0 MPH

Ride Class:  A

Mechanical Issues: None

Mishaps: None

Weather:  Sunny, Lower 30’s at the start rising to about 35 at the end, windy

Guest Riders:  None

Member Riders:  Michael Dong, Lynne Blake-Hedges

Ride Report:

I was pleased to have two riders come for the ride.  I was afraid that the cold and wind would mean no one else would come out.

We all rode together throughout the ride and everyone took their turn at the front and worked hard.  The wind was mostly out of the north and the route mostly headed south before looping back to the north for the return.  We knew it was going to be hard work on the return and it was.  However, with the group and with everyone taking turns at the front it wasn’t so bad.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the ride; I know I did.  I’m glad I had help on the return; it would have been a really long slog into the wind alone.  I was really surprised at our average; I would have expected it to be slower with so much wind.

Lynne let us know at the end of the ride that today was her birthday.  Happy birthday Lynne!


  • Sat, January 13, 2018 10:30 PM | Michael Dong
    A superb ride indeed. Happy Birthday Lynne!
    Great example of a potentially tough day, that turns out just fine.
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