Sandy, Jon and Shannon, inconvenienced by that trailer still taking over the best piece of real estate in the parking lot.
Windy day with winds clocked at 25mph at 2:00pm and not much lighter at 5:30pm. Above, Jon, Scott and Ken.
I did not think to count the participants but maybe 60, a surprising quantity considering the wind and routes that were sure to test arrivals by sunset (note the B group rolled back at 9:15pm).
The Riveters were urged to depart as John Martin and Mick watch them go.
We patiently wait until the next group gets called. Axel on the left, this being his 4th outdoor ride as he focused on running half marathons this season. An injury has slowed his re-entry to cycling.
And now the "A" group heads out, backed up by a line of cars attempting to exit as do we. Strong group.
On the way out, 5-6 guys made a left too early and it made them look like they were headed to "Mellow Mushroom" but they go turned around and hopped back in. My participation was short as I decided to exit the group at the top of the climb from Alexandria. Wasn't sure I could maintain the pace for all 58 miles so hooked up with Aaron C and we worked together, finishing with 30 miles. The Riveters did the 58 miles with a 22.6 avg while the A group finished at 20.6. Saturday ride options coming soon.