Perplexed may be the best word to describe those of us who showed up for the COP roving ride out of Sunbury. No rain, clearing skies and no ride leader. It was a bad week for ride leaders, first Engineer Mitch violating the sacred trust but then Jeff F doing the same.
On Sunday, quite a large group of people turned out for the Sunday ride out of Canal. While the maps were substandard (there was a map but no route visible to us) the route was not and 50 of us shoved off for a hilly route of 57 miles with lots of climbing that included a stop in Lancaster.
Important Ride Notes: On Tuesday, June 21, the infamous Summer Solstice ride will start from Canal at 6:00pm with a slower group exiting at 5:30pm. Todd Lee will lead a Super Senior start time of 5:45, Tuna will lead a Female Flounder group at 5:50, Ryan R will lead a B Group Who Will Ride At An A pace at 5:55 and then the A group departs at 6:00. This is the ride that everyone talks about for at least 5 minutes after the end of the ride before we move on to other things. 51 miles with a summit of Revenge before a hilly return.
On June 25 is the Blue Jay ride, starting at 8:00am. Unfortunately, the ride description never made the newsletter and only got on the COP web site a couple of weeks ago. The original route will be used with 67 miles and 6000' of climbing with epic climbs.