We crossed 310 and at Watkins Road, one of the H&H guys hammered and I got popped while going down hill. Unfortunately when he pulled off the front he was unable to catch the tail of the monster he had created. Arriving at the York Road turn, I caught Jeremy, Mick, H&H and we hit it pretty good and were catching up with the group as we entered Granville (22.4 avg) but then instead of turning left on Beechwood, they went straight and milled around town for awhile while we stayed on route. I got the Beechwood KOM points and while heading out Louden into a strong wind, we eased up to allow MIck to rejoin. Sokha and also joined us so now we were at 5. Riding west on Connor we got spread out again and while Sokha and I waited, that lost group of B's came through so we hopped on board, eventually arriving in Alexandria. I figured I'd get popped on Jug but the terrain was now working in my favor as the sprinter types struggled and I was never in the red..hooray.
We arrived back at the parking lot where I had a 20.4 avg and 38 miles. Most of the Riveters were long gone. Luke tried to spin a tale of watching Ken Buddell lead a breakaway but in fact it was Luke and Travis who had attacked on Beechwood and had stayed out for awhile before a wrong turn caused them to be caught. The Rivet pace was 23+ so in that wind, that was really strong, as usual.
Route A/B 41 mile ride file https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13529489
Route C 25 mile ride file https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13248380