A little chilly to start but warmed up for a perfect ride day. Left town with 20, picked up 1 then began losing riders. 1 to a gearing problem and 1 to a flat which occurred near his home. We literally lost 3 people - one off the front and 2 who I think decided to follow another cue. Although we started a little fast the group settled in to a high B pace and pretty much maintained it for the entire ride. A big group but we were mostly on very low traffic roads for most of the ride. The exception was 282 into D'town where we split to allow traffic to pass us more easily. We used the trail along the Brandywine from D'town to 322 - thanks to all who kept the pace down in respect for the fellow trail users. Great ride, thanks for joining.