Speed Limit Imposed: None
Distance: 25.8mi (TT segment at 25.1mi)
Max Grade: 5.1%
Rest Stops: None
Founders: Benny Budd and Joni King
Support: OHBTC and Paul Bales/Casey Jones Restaurant
Motto: “For the love of the people and the ride” - Michael Blaine
Course KOM: Dan Hoefert / Robert Golding (September 17, 2014 / 24.0mph)
Course QOM: Claire Chiamulera (Aug 22, 2012 / 22.2mph)
Ride Leaders: Scott Walker, Blake Altman, Jean Wright
Riders: Kevin Toups, Andrew Harris, Douglas Carter, Brad Francisco, John Choate, Chris Zabriskie, Darin King, Mike Dent, Robert Smith, Anthony Carter (who brought three more strong riders the names for whom I’m still struggling, but I believe: Demetrius Perkins, Mark Wimbush and one other; sorry about this gents), Mike Wilson, Doug Cline, Mel, Mike, Karen Fitzgerald, Josh Hettel, Paul Bales
Weather: Partly sunny at 79 degrees. Winds from the NW at 10.
AMS: Leaders 22.9 mph
Sweep 18.0 mph
Mechanicals: Darin flatted three times this evening; one on the front wheel and two on the back. He fixed each one and kept rolling! Report: Great to see all the new faces! I struggled with some of the names, but keep coming back and I promise to get your names right! Lots of speed up front today with Kevin and Andrew charging forward into a pretty good headwind on their very slippery TT machines. Lonely ride for me today as I found myself in no-man’s land from Dentsville to the ride’s end. A fun cruise though, as always. See you next week!