Ride Leader Mike Bivens, subbing for Steve, was joined by members Randy Schoch, Jimmy Bartlett, Linda and Paul Bankerd, Regina and Mike Saizan, Joan Oppel, Tom Roberson, Tom Short, Richard Harrington, Diane Harris, and David Van Amevden, on this 39 mile B Ride, through what Steve describes as “Mikey Land”.
This route, with portions on Livingston Road in two different counties at three different junctures, had four short climbs (Barry’s Hill, Chatsworth, Mill Hill, and Bumpy Oak), flats on Middletown, Rosewick (including the Rosewick Roller), Washington Ave, and a gradual ascent up Hawthorne, with a rest stop at WaWa on Billingsley and 301. Randy and Jimmy took a couple of short cuts and rode at a CC pace.
Yea, Joan and Tom R, having biked and hiked in the Valley of Death, “feared” the longer route, and cut the ride short since they hadn’t fully recovered from their trek. Mike and Regina, still recovering from their trip to Oregon and skiing in powder, remained with the Ride Leader to sweep. School was out for spring break thus no buses to contend with and even though it was primary election day, not much traffic near polling places. No incidents and a 14.5 AMS at the rear.