Ride Leaders: Calvin Conyers & Herman Young
Members: Desiree Holkon, Reggie Stokes, Julieann Kowalawski, Pat Walthers, Bill Blankenship, Staci Bowling, Diana Donahue, Dan Donahue, Majesta Hartley, Ruth Ann Cumberland, Belinda Acre, Celeste Conyers, Erin Loredo, Marcelo Loredo, Leslie Harding, David Harding, James Denmark
Guests: Hans Haucke, and Jessica.
Particulars: A total of 21 riders including the Leaders came out for today's ride. Thank You. Also thanks to Mike Saizan and Loretta Troen for arranging the B ride to share the route and mingle at the rest stops. Mike actually developed the route, and as many riders complimented, it was a lot of fun. The first half was fairly flat and fast, while the second offered a few more rollers and climbs to practice and keep things interesting. The route offered a 35 miles option or a shorter 31 miles distance with fewer climbs. Most riders chose the longer distance and for many this was their longest ride to date.
The group separated early into at least 2 groups; the very fast front group and the second which still rode above pace. The second group stayed together all day, taking group water stops and waiting at turns to make sure turns were not missed. The front group unfortunately did miss a turn (I believe at Nelson Perrie Rd) resulting in having to scramble to recover the route later. I apologize for the added anxiety and confusion that resulted. Reggie called the leaders who were sweeping the back group for directions however cell phone service in the area failed. Happily, the front group did recover and were waiting safely in the parking lot when the second group arrived.
Incidents: After the turn on Malcolm Celeste took a fall while attempting to avoid riders that had stopped in front of her. She was fortunate to land on softer ground beside the asphalt. She sustained a cut on the back of her leg which Herman was able to clean and bandage. She later had the Fire House re-tape the area after the ride. She expects to ride in next week's All Classes Club Ride.
Special notes: This was David Harding's first ride with the club and the second for Staci Bowling and Erin Loredo. Great Job!