Type Date Day Level Leader Riders IH Distance Comments Photo
Road 2017-11-21 Tuesday B-_13-15 Bill Siegel & Kim Slocum 11 0 39 Chilly to start, but warmed up as we rode.  Did our "Kennett Square the hard way" route (Powell, Apple Grove, Wilson, Lamborntown, Line, and Pemberton Roads) and then added a loop down to Marshall Bridge Road after our break for good measure.  Managed to stay out of wind for most of the morning, but did catch some of it during the last hour.  A couple of our riders had a close encounter with a buck crossing Route 842 but thankfully no damage to either the cyclists of the deer ensued.  No other incidents or problems.  Group stayed together surprisingly well for most of the ride--a good "pre-Thanksgiving" outing.
Road 2017-11-21 Tuesday B_14-16 Frank Weber 11 0 44 Mt Cuba (#251) was beautiful as always.  Day started out chilly but warmed soon.  Lost two riders just past Hanks when seat post sheared off where aluminum met carbon.  Could have been very bad, grateful rider made it back safely,  Remaining nine enjoyed the fellowship of the road.
Road 2017-11-19 Sunday B+15-17 Ben C 4 0 30 4 riders fought the wind, avoided the sticks, and drank the coffee.  Comfortable temps and good conversation.  All were glad to get out.
Road 2017-11-18 Saturday B+B_14-17 Viktor 9 4 52 East-West-Wet Chester
Cool start, several hills, then some wet stuff that brought us back a bit earlier (about 6 miles shorter than planned). No issues or incidents and no, we didn't pick up anyone from the A level group. Maybe next time!
Road 2017-11-18 Saturday A-_17-19 Craig 12 1 58 Not a bad day to ride east at a fall pace. Nice rollers south of Malvern & smooth roads with very little traffic for most of the ride. (Except for 1 crazy driver who passed us closer and faster than I have ever seen going down Dilworthtown Rd.)  Had periods of sun and moderate temps early but clouds and light rain started with about 15 miles to go. Fortunately made it back before the rain got heavier. One minor crash near the 842 bridge when a rider slid out on the wet white line and two riders went down. No injuries and both bikes were fine.
  2017-11-18 Saturday B+15-17 Mike Kress 9 5 44 Very well matched group led to a pace faster than I expected on this route - everyone one finished within a couple of ticks of 17mph with 2700+ ft of climbing.   We kept an eye on the weather, but I got surprised when it started sprinkling on us at the golf course on Broad Run.  The pace quickened from there, but the rain never was heavy.   Kudos to Maria for both riding strong AND riding without gloves in 43F weather -- huh?   Thanks all for making this a ride that needed no leader, it was really my pleasure.

Lets hope fall never ends
Road 2017-11-18 Saturday B-_13-15 Frank 14 4 31 Not the prettiest day to ride but a ride none the less.  Good group of well matched riders that stayed together very well for the whole ride.  Note to ride leaders:  Don't tell them where they are going in advance. ;^)  Only one mechanical, a dropped chain... Wait a minute, that was Tony when he got dropped from his group.  So no mechanicals that I know of.  Did not get wet but only spit on by the rain going up 842.  Timed the rain out just right.
Road 2017-11-18 Saturday A-2_17-19 Deron Jester 6 3 44 A really nice route with a group that mostly stayed together.  We ended up splitting a bit in the end but everyone made it home safely.  The distance was adequate for the temps and the rain so ill be happy to post similar rides through the winter.  18.8 AVG.
Road 2017-11-18 Saturday Super_B_17+ Bob Morris 7 3 39 Small group that was very well matched. We relaxed a lot and did not push the pace at all. Stopped at the French Bakery on 282 for our rest stop. A lot better than Turkey Hill! Kudos to Justin for checking the weather. It was going to rain in 20 minutes! So, we headed straight home and beat 99% of the rain. No mechanicals. One interesting incident with a driver. Great fall day to ride! Thanks guys, for your good company and for riding safely!
Road 2017-11-16 Thursday B-_13-15 Bill Siegel & Kim Slocum 10 0 32 Kim's birthday ride and what better way to celebrate than a trip to Far Away Farms for some deliciously decadent sugar cookies. We all indulged and we thank Jim W. for picking up the tab. This was a lovely late fall day, good for riding and eating. One of us had a flat early into the morning but we lost little or no time getting back on the road (or trail in this case). Today's route enabled us to avoid the closed section of Route 162 which we hope will re-open in time for our next Tuesday ride.
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