Ride Leader: Blake Altman
Date: June 6, 2018
Ride Name: Casey Jones Express
Ride Distance: 25 Miles
Average Speed of the Ride: 22.5 MPH (Lead), 21.5 MPH (Chase 1)
Ride Class: AA/2 Express
Mechanical Issues: None
Mishaps: Dropped Rear Light
Weather: Mid to upper 70’s, low humidity, partly cloudy to overcast, some breeze
Guest Riders (AA): Reggie Forbes, Josh Hettel, Orlando Howard, Alonzo Baxter, Holden Hudson, Anthony Carter
Member Riders(AA): Tyler Hill, Charles Sidwell, Lynne Blake-Hedges, Phillip Mitchell, Mike Wilson, Gordon Schrader, Michael Blaine, Chris Zabriskie, Eric Williams, Brad Francisco
Member Riders(A/B): Joel Carney, Emily Hendricks
We had a really good turnout on probably because the weather was really nice.
The temporary light at the bridge on Route 6 is finally gone but the road was milled and rough plus the shoulder was blocked with construction barrels so we had to take the lane. There was a fair back-up behind us; hopefully everything will be completed by next week.
The pack managed to stay together until the hill on Route 6. Some of the stragglers managed to rejoin the lead group before the light at Penn’s Hill Road. The reconstituted lead then stayed together until the hill on Budd’s Creek Road where the group fractured again. It appeared that on 301 the lead group was caught by a large trailing group but this is speculation because the ride leader was permanently dropped at this point. The ride leader and another trailing rider joined forces and became Chase 1; however, we weren’t chasing we had no hope of catching the lead group.
At the end of the ride an attempt was made to reunite the lost rear light with its owner. We were unsuccessful and will continue the task this week.
It was another fun ride for the AA group.
The A/B riders are listed since the A/B leader could not make the ride at the last minute. I may have missed listing some of these riders since there was some confusion on the sign-in sheet. It seems like they had a good ride as well.