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Casey Jones Express, AA/2

Wed, April 03, 2019 5:15 PM | Blake Altman

Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

Date: April 3, 2019

Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

Ride Distance:  25 Miles

Average Speed of the Ride:  22.2 MPH

Ride Class:  AA/2

Mechanical Issues:  None

Mishaps:  None

Weather: Low 70’s, partly sunny, wind out of the WNW

Guest Riders:  Wesley Harris, Andrew Harris, Josh Hettel, Holden Hudson

Member Riders:   Robert Golding, Michael Blaine, Scott Walker, Brad Francisco, Tyler Hill, Mike Wilson

Ride Report:

We had a good turnout of riders this time; the best turnout so far for the season.  The wind was pretty strong and was definitely a factor in today’s ride.

Once the ride leader got off the front the pace accelerated very quickly.  By the time the pack turned on to Spring Hill Newtown Rd. the group was already starting to fragment; by the time we turned on to Bel Alton Newtown Rd. the fragmentation was complete.

Unfortunately, the fragmentation of the group meant that most riders rode most of the time alone and in the wind.  It would have worked better if the trailing riders had combined to share the effort but this was not to be.  The average speeds I have are:

      Lead: 22.2 MPH, 2 riders

  Chase 1: 21.5 MPH, 1 rider

  Chase 2: 20.2 MPH, 1 rider

  Chase 3: 19.3 MPH, 1 rider

Most of the remaining riders came in as singles as well.

It was a nice day despite the wind and a fun ride.

Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club
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Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0081

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