A group of bicycle enthusiasts: Regina Saizan, Jim McDerron, Losise McDerron, Alan Kurzweil, Larry Peed, Tom Short, Dana Trevas, Linda Bakerd, Paul Bakerd, Sharon Miller, Lau Dallors, R. Harrington, Mike Saizan, Sonja Newman. (I apologize for any misspellings as it was difficult to read some handwritten names)
What a ride! We’d set out in sunshine, traveled for the first 7 miles at a steady pace as everyone seemed comfortable at the same speed. The route led us through charming quiet sections of Marlton Community, onto William Beanes Rd, and S. Osborne before the first main rest stop.
After the first rest stop we crossed over 301. We immediately turned right to attack the one SUPER DUPER HILL – TRUMPS HILL!!! (Oxygen deprived) At this point everyone appeared to be alternating between trying to maintain a descent cadence in an appropriate gear while keeping their lungs from exploding followed by spinning out. About halfway up the hill we witnessed a police officer who had apparently pulled over someone. Despite witnessing this in slow motion our efforts were completely focused on conquering the hill and soon the hill no longer posed such a problem!
Jim, Louise, and Allen opted not to stop at the second rest stop at mile 26.8. Richard took one of the three optional routes from the cue sheet immediately after the second rest stop and two miles after optional rest stop two, Dana and I continued on and followed N Keys back to the Firehouse.
The ride was very nice!!!