I was joined by members Danzie Seaward, Drayton Reese, Chuck Coe, Mike Bivens, Barbara Haney, Darin King, Chantal Briere, Bob Thompson, John Giglio and Michie Sidwell, along with guest Steve Davis on a HOT day. We started out as a group and were moving well at 19+ mph until we hit Dr. Mudd. That is when we split up. Mike stayed back with Chantal, and I stayed back with Steve. Most of the group regrouped at the elementary school on Oliver's Shop, and we stayed together to the rest stop. It was nice to see all the groups there at the same time.
On the way back, I decided to remove Celestial from the ride and substitute it with Young. Unfortunately that was the last time we saw Bob, Mike and Chantal. Steve and I stopped at Woodville and Iowa, and I finally called to find out they had turned left on Woodville and would eventually back track to the start.
The headwind on Brandywine helped cool things down a bit, but with the heat, it really felt bad out. I stayed back with Steve as the lead group finished and were long gone by the time we finished.
The was a day we should have done the 40 mile loop that was designed.
All got back safely, but the heat is nothing to play with. While we were riding, there was a Triathlon going on at Smallwood State Park. At least 9 people had to be treated for heat related issues and they cancelled the Triathlon for Sunday.