Our group thinned out and eventually we had 5-6 people, including Catherine, who I hear has ridden little so far but making a good comeback. Back at the parking lot, Todd Mullens told me the front group had maintained a 23.5mph average and that was with the interruption of the stretch through Alexandria.
The forecast for the weekend did not look good so Jeff, Tuna and I rode out of Newark towards Bremen on Friday. To get an idea of the route profile, walk to your basement or garage and find a hand saw. Examine the jagged side....that's it.....the profile of the ride to Bremen. When we arrived in Somerset, my guilt over work that needed finished was nagging at me big time and I left the route for 51 miles while the other two got in 71.