Leader: Joan Oppel, substituting for Ron Altemus
Members: Sam Perry, Pat Walthers, Alan Kurzweil, Karen McMillan, Holly Carr, Randy Schoch, Jane Hudnall, Jim Hudnall, Tasha Banks, Steve Palincsar, Tom Short and Lou D'Alloroso
Route: Livingston, Hawthorne, Ripley, Poorhouse, Mason Springs, Smallwood Church, Chicamuxen (with all of Marbury Run), Hawthorne, Rt 210 to "home"
Weather: 50 degrees at the start, getting up into the mid 60s and sunny.
Report: Ron suddenly came down with either a bad cold or the flu the night before the ride and asked me to substitute: not a hardship on a fantastic mid-winter day like today! A great crowd came out to ride, quite a variety of classes. Some people even took a long cut - because this route had been designed for a quick cold winter's ride.
Pat Walthers, Steve Palincsar and I stayed together for the entire ride. At the Pisgah Park rest stop, we enjoyed the company of some of the faster riders. Then everyone went their own pace back to the start.