Step-Up Ride for April 21st, 7:30 AM Start
Posted on 4/20/2018 9:50 AM
Saturday start time weather forecast as of this writing (Friday, 10 AM) is not good. There's a 80% chance of rain, moderate ESE winds at 11 mph. Temps in low 50s. If the rain comes in as now predicted, or close-in radar shows it's near-time certainty of arriving over our riding area, make sure to check this space or the Facebook PBA page for possible cancellation. If I'm able to decide, that announcement will be posted by 5:45 AM Saturday. If you don't see that announcement by 6:00 AM then I'm headed to the start area and we'll call a go-no from there. (As always, cancellation announcements from Ron Shome, PBA Ride Coordinator, supersede whatever I might be considering or posting). Remember, the Step-Up Ride start area is now at the Gulledge Elementary School (west side Preston Meadow just south of Legacy). Please sign-in by 7:15 AM for pre-ride safety briefing so we'll be able to start as scheduled at 7:30 AM. Our goal is 13-14 mph avg. The last 6 months we've come in 12.9-13.5 mph avg. Please have checked and aired up your bike prior to the 7:15 AM briefing time and remember helmet, water, and tire repair kit. We're scheduled to do the usual route -- now shortened to 31 miles from the previous 33.5 miles given the new start area, but due to the Red Balloon Ride, I'm modifying the route to come back in on McDermott instead of Hedgecox. For reference, the usual Step-Up ride map with the new start/end point area is linked to in the 3/26/2018 Step-Up Blog Post.