Leader: Brad Francisco
Members: Blake Altman, Michael Blaine
Guests: Josh Hettel
Weather: Mid 50's, overcast with light winds
AMS: 21.4 entire route, 21.7 Strava segment
Mechanicals/Mishaps: Deflating tire
Report: Small group today for the AA's. A/B group had two members as we left the parking lot. Never saw them again. Our group was determined to stay together, so after some of the climbs there was a little regrouping. All riders worked well together with Josh taking more time in front of our little pace line than his fair share (thank you). More debris on the Rt 6 shoulder than usual. That may have contributed to Josh's rear tire looking very soft on Bowling. No object found in the tire, but the new tube worked fine (inflated with Blake's superior bike pump). There was the usual spirited ending on Saint Mary's Ave.
Strava segments don't account for stopping, such as replacing a tube. So the official Strava segment for the ride was 17.6 mph. But Strava average speed when accounting for stops was 21.4 for the entire ride and 21.7 for the Strava segment beginning and ending on Saint Mary's Ave.