Ride Leader: Blake Altman
Date: July 10, 2019
Ride Name: Casey Jones Express
Ride Distance: 25 Miles
Average Speed of the Ride: 21.4 MPH
Ride Class: AA/2
Mechanical Issues: None
Mishaps: Close Call
Weather: About 90, mostly sunny, not too humid, breeze out the south
Guest Riders: Julie Woodburn, Josh Hettel
Member Riders: Michael Blaine, Douglas Cater, Mike Wilson, Brad Francisco, Jean Wright, Bruce Wright, Ken Lemmert
Jean, Bruce, and Ken weren’t really on the AA ride; they were doing the A/B ride but signed in with me since Ken was late due to a flat tire.
We lost one rider on Springhill Newtown Road. The remaining pack stayed together until the hill on Budd’s Creek Road where we lost another rider. We had the wind at our backs on Route 301, which felt good.
The close call occurred on St. Mary’s Avenue when an oncoming car inexplicably made a left turn in front of the pack. What are people thinking? Fortunately, we were able to avoid the car and continue without incident.
It was another good ride.