Saturday, February 18, 2012

First Group Ride

We just finished with the first group ride! It was a beautiful day to ride the "Churchtown Loop" with the Central PA LLS TNT. With the temperature hovering near 50 degrees and the warm afternoon sun, we only needed a few layers to keep warm. The ride was a mild 19 mile loop through local farm country that started at the Mechanicsburg High School.

Jenelle did extremely well (for the record I'm not surprised at all). She even got some compliments on how strong of a rider she looked for being her first time out on the road. I'm not counting the ealier ride since that was on a bike path in the park. At first she was a bit nervous on the road, dealing with traffic and the elements, but by the midpoint she felt much more comfortable in the saddle.

We stayed with the fast group for most of the ride, and Jenelle got to ride alongside Pete, who is a cancer survivor himself. Luckily he knew the route, because I think I got lost about three quarters of the way in.

I recorded the ride on my Android with Google's app "My Tracks". Click here to see the route!

Ride Stats
Total distance: 30.73 km (19.1 mi)
Moving time: 1:25:04
Average moving speed: 21.67 km/h (13.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 48.00 km/h (29.8 mi/h)
Min elevation: 82 m (269 ft)
Max elevation: 138 m (452 ft)
Elevation gain: 594 m (1950 ft)
Max grade: 22 %
Min grade: -22 %

1 comment:

  1. Did I mention that I think you're both awesome? Naturals. Inspiring. Motivated. Determined. Super strong. Loving. And the greatest big brother and sister ever! I'm so excited for you!