The first half of the ride was the easy pace I desired and pretty much everyone stayed with the group, as we rode through some light rain. Arriving outside Alexandria, we turned into a head wind and headed back via Jug. Suddenly, the pace quickened and soon after we had picked up Crazy George from the A group, he dropped out of the B group too. Maybe 5 of us survived to the top of Jug but there was some regrouping and we became largely whole again and arrived back in the parking lot with 29 miles, a 21.3 avg and darkness enveloping the parking lot. As I drove out, the A group was riding towards the New Albany sign, thus making it back late in the dusk.
Have fun at KCBC and I've got an assistant ready to file the ride report while I ride around the mountains of VA.