The course started at the Rehoboth Middle School located at 1500 Rehoboth Road in Griffin, GA. Riders left the school parking lot at 7:30am.
|Riders gather for the start of the ride|
|The school parking lot|
|Another image of the riders gathering to start|
Shortly after I re-joined the group I lost a full water bottle. I had 3 water bottles with me and I needed, or wanted, all of them. After recovering my fallen water bottle I realized that it wouldn't be of much use to me. The valve was smashed and when squeazed its contents water sprayed all over.
|The result of an ejected water bottle|
|My broken rear brake cable with Velcro around the calipers|
We never did re-join Chip. Richard and I limped on into the school parking lot after just less than 5 hours of riding time to complete the 95.57 mile course.
Overall it was a good day. The weather was warm but not terrible and the course was easy to follow. Best of all I got to see and ride with several guys that I hadn't seen in 20 years. Kudos to the organizers, sponsors, volunteers, and riders!
Thanks for reading.