Leader: Regina Saizan
Members: Jan Tucker, Sonja Newman, Lou Dall’Orso, Tom Short, Linda Bankerd, Mike Saizan, Sam Perry
Route: Michael created this new route with the weather forecast in mind and wanting to do something a little different. So we did the hills and rollers on Croom Rd and Baden Naylor Rd the first half of the ride. After the rest stop at the Baden store, the second half of the ride was relatively flat, except for the roller on Popular Hill Rd. At the end of the route, instead of taking Brandywine Rd to Gibbons Church Rd to North Keys Rd (which we do so often) we took Brandywine Rd directly to North Keys Rd back to the parking lot. This allowed for more miles, shade, and scenery.
Weather: Mostly sunny, temperature around mid to upper 80’s and humid.
Mishaps: Tom was going fast downhill when he hit a bump on the bridge on Baden Naylor Rd causing one of his water bottles to pop out of its cage. He stopped and retrieved the bottle.
Report: The new route was enjoyable and scenic. We went left out of the parking lot on North Keys Rd, thus for the first couple of miles we were riding on smooth pavement and it was very shady. In fact, we had lots of shade throughout the ride and several of the roads have been repaved, which always makes for nice riding. Alan Kurzweil, Jay Lewis, and Barry Winkelman signed up for the CC ride, but rode with the Bs at times. Alan rode with our group the majority of the time and Jay finished off his ride with the Bs. Thank you to all who joined me today. Thank you Michael for the new route.