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46 Mile Hidden Amish, AA/3 Sport

Sun, December 08, 2019 9:30 AM | Blake Altman

Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

Date: December 8, 2019       

Ride Name: 46 Mile Hidden Amish

Ride Distance: 46 Miles

Average Speed of the Ride:  17.2 MPH

Ride Class:  AA/3, Sport

Mechanical Issues: None

Mishaps: None

Weather: Mid 30’s to mid 40’s, some breeze, sunny

Guest Riders:  None

Member Riders:  Brad Francisco

Ride Report:

It was a chilly start but we were soon warm enough.  By the end of the ride we were hot and sweaty; that is riding in the winter.

If you look at the average, you can see that the AA ride classification was more aspirational than actual.  The ride leader is to blame.  Brad did most of the pulling but I was slow due to my 50 mile ride on Saturday.  It was only a few weeks ago that two back-to-back rides of these lengths would have been no problem but not now.  The lack of riding due to the short day length and cold weather has taken its toll.

Keech Road and Route 6 (the portion on this ride) were recently repaved and we enjoyed the smooth surfaces.  The stick-on striping on Route 6 was not sticking very well however.

Other than my slowness, it was a good ride and we enjoyed it.

Thank you for joining me Brad!

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Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0081

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