As always, if some group members want to come back via Windhaven, go for it!...but I don't know that I would be in that group.
As for the other particulars...
It's almost 27 miles to the rest stop (Bethel @ 121).
Be there early enough to get everything ready and get signed in by 7:50 so we can get the introductions and comments out of the way and be on our way by 8:00.
We'll average somewhere in our 16-17.5 mph range. Expect the lower half of that range (but I surprised myself last week).
If group size is large enough we may go out in two groups, and the faster folks may want their own group after the rest stop.
As always, have a SAG plan and be able to find your way back if we lose you, because yes, this is a "drop" ride. However the ride will wait for mechanicals and for riders who get caught by lights, but only if we know they got caught.
Please have a copy of the route, either printed or in a Garmin, in case the group splits or you get off the back (or the front) and need to find your way home. For those who want a turn by turn or printed map RideWithGPS will let you do that.
Help up front = good karma and helps me finish with the group.
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