Ride Leader: Tom Short
Members: Sonya Newman, Alan Kurzweil, Mike Saizan, Bob Howell, La'Tasha Banks
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17686251 BR 34 La Plata Loops.
AMS: 15.8 mph
Temperature: Not bad as long as you were moving. All riders (A, B, and CC) finished before noon and before the temperature raised into the 90's.
Mishaps: A loop of Sonya's bike saddle bag came loose causing the bag to rub against her rear tire. Bob Howell had some zip ties that he used to fasten the bag back to the way it should be. It is amazing the variety of repair things we bicyclists carry. I will now add zip ties to my cache.
Ride Description: The "La Plata Loops" route is one of my favorites. It does not have any hard climbs except the ascent on Pomfret Road 2 miles from the end. Nevertheless, one can get any kind of workout from the route that they desire. You can attack it hard and get a lung-searing workout or leisurely and get a recovery ride workout. Our group was in the middle of those making this an enjoyable ride throughout with all riders staying together.