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Casey Jones Express, AA/2 Express

Wed, April 10, 2019 5:15 PM | Blake Altman

Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

Date: April 10, 2019

Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

Ride Distance:  25 Miles

Average Speed of the Ride:  22.0 MPH

Ride Class:  AA/2

Mechanical Issues:  None

Mishaps:  None

Weather: Upper 60’s, partly sunny, slight wind

Guest Riders:  Josh Hettel

Member Riders:   Michael Blaine, Scott Walker, Brad Francisco, Tyler Hill, Mike Wilson, Alan Canfield

Ride Report:

We started to lose some riders off of the back on Spring Hill-Newtown Rd. but everyone was still pretty much in sight of each other until the hill on Route 6.  On the hill on Route 6 the group split some more with the lead rider first up the hill and with a chase group of 3 with a serious chance of catching.  They caught the lead rider but not until late on Bowling Rd.

The group was together from the end of Bowling Rd. until the hill on Budd’s Creek Rd.  The lead rider pulled away on the hill; a chase group of 2 wasn’t too far behind at the turn on to Route 301.  The lead rider and the chase 1 group remained in sight of each other until the end of the ride.  At times it appeared that the chase group would catch but it never happened.  I was really impressed by the effort and performance of the lead rider in keeping away from the chase group for so long and without help.

Here are the ride statistics I have:

      Lead: 22.0 MPH, 1 rider

  Chase 1: 21.6 MPH, 2 riders

  Chase 2: 2?.? MPH, 1 rider

  Chase 3: 20.7 MPH, 2 riders

The remaining riders mostly came in as singles.  It didn’t seem like there was much delay between the arrival of the lead rider and the last rider.  Everyone is getting faster!

It was an another fun ride.

Comments

  • Thu, April 11, 2019 10:34 AM | Brad Francisco
    Three other riders started late. One club member, Mike Kenyon, and two GII riders. They rode together and finished just after most of the "official" riders had headed home.
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