Ride Leader: Blake Altman
Date: September 8, 2019
Ride Name: White Marsh - Sotterley
Ride Distance: 54 Miles
Average Speed of the Ride: 19.2 MPH
Ride Class: AA/3, Sport
Mechanical Issues: None
Weather: About 70 at the start, mid 80’s at the end, sunny, low humidity, slight breeze – a beautiful day
Guest Riders: Dawann Buford
Member Riders: Brad Francisco
Brad had ridden the Civil War Century the day before but you wouldn’t know it from how he rode today; he did great! We all took turns working at the front and if anyone fell behind we waited for him to catchup. All-in-all it was a great ride with a small but well-matched group of riders.
One unusual sight was seen on MD-235. We saw a motorcycle pulled into the medium with a mechanical issue. It looked like a sheet of plastic had blown into the motorcycle and both melted on the engine/muffler and wrapped itself around the chain/sprocket. It appeared the rider was waiting for the engine to cool-down before attempting removal. It might have been a tad “exciting” for him if the plastic caused visibility problems before he could stop. This is the first time any of us had seen anything like that.
Thank you for joining me for the ride gentlemen.