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Step-Up Ride for August 18th, 7:00 AM Start
By Jeffrey Totaro
Posted on 8/16/2018 11:19 AM
Step-Up Ride for Saturday, August 18th, start time is at 7:00 AM.   The weather forecast for Saturday is for 79 degrees at the start, winds out of the SSW at 6 mph with a 20% chance of rain.  The Step-Up Ride start area is at the Gulledge Elementary School (west side Preston Meadow just south of Legacy).  Please sign-in by 6:45 AM for pre-ride safety briefing so we'll be able to start as scheduled at 7:00 AM.  Our goal is 13-14 mph avg.  The last 6 months we've come in 12.9-13.9 mph avg.   Please have checked and aired up your bike prior to the 6:45 AM briefing time and remember helmet, water, and tire repair kit.   We're scheduled to do the usual 31.2 mile route. For reference, the Step-Up ride map is linked in the 3/26/2018 Step-Up Blog Post at the left under the Archived posts for March 2018.  
Though not as likely as it was last week, if the rain comes in early Saturday or it looks like it's about to when you wake up Saturday and you're thinking that there might be a change in plans, check this space or the Facebook PBA page for any possible cancellation.  If I'm able to decide on any change, I'll post that announcement by 5:15 AM Saturday.  If you don't see an announcement by 5:30 AM then I'm headed to the start area and we'll call a go/no-go from there. (As always, cancellation announcements put out by Ron Shome, PBA Ride Coordinator, supersedes whatever I might be considering or posting, so look for anything from him as well).