We got through Alexandria and turned onto Jersey Mill, headed for 310. Reaching 310, I suggested we regroup as there had been some squirrely decisions by a couple of guys who took advantage of oncoming traffic at two turns to cause gaps. It's ok to be completely self absorbed and oblivious but geesh. After the ride, someone suggested next week, yet again, to encourage those in the front to not attack after pulling in front of cars or at turns when traffic is present. Anyway, we pulled into the parking lot with a 21.3 avg and 33 miles. Way ahead, the lead elements of the Rivet group, Luke, Travis, Jon, Marty, etc.. finished with a 23.3 avg. I was told by someone that their average was 25 but could not find confirmation of that on Strava. Well, another weekend coming up and I'll see what I can find and post it soon.
1. Apply Sunscreen to hard to reach spots.
2. Fix a flat but can't guarantee it will stay fixed.
3. Apply chamois butter if absolutely necessary.
4. Rewrap handlebar tape but probably will unravel mid ride.
So, the routes are understandably getting shorter as the season draws to a close yet it is still a good route and a fast one. Print your own map or download to your gps device. See below for route links.:
33 Mile A-Pace http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10307869
33 Mile B-Pace http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10307869
22 Mile C-Pace http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10308081