We started out and I was a little nervous not really knowing the roads. It was a fast start much like this Tuesday. On the first climb (Alward) 10 miles in there was a small hill. It split the pack In half. After that I just sat in around mid pack just saving energy. The same 3-4 guys were pulling for a long time. ( it was the ride leader, a man in the new Hampshire cycling jersey, and a few other power guys.
Once we hit Raccoon Valley we were down to about 20 riders. It was a long tempo up Hardscrabble Road and I just sat in still conserving fuel and feeling really good. ( using Todd Lee's advice.) We dropped a team 614 rider and a man named John rode home (John Gorrilla maybe). After the climb it was just a speed fest! Very fast.
The last 15 miles I decided to make a move on Miller. Me and the other Tuesday rider (Euro Patrick) with the Eddy Merckx bike rode off the front. We were caught by the ride leader, and about 8 others. We had a gap and we team time trailed all the way to the end with a 24 mph avg. I was very impressed and had a good time. I had a lot of fun!! Which was very nice. It was different to ride with other people. (sorry if I didn't know many names.) it seems a tad more serious than Canal. Not as hilly but very fast. I'll definitely come back again.