Nothing for me for a couple of days (auditors in house ... lots of meetings).
MQ - Yes, it is no drop - and if you join us, I'd be happy to follow the route with the swanky GPS at whatever the speed. Realistically speaking, it's probably a "B" shop ride equivalent - easier 15-16 mph rides in the early season (now) with <50 mile distances, with summer going up to 50 mile plus rides @16-18 pace - depending on the distance. One or two rest/refreshment stops. Mostly older guys, with one or two regular females - varied professionals in the crew (but no lawyers that I know of
). Group is usually 10-20 veteran riders (some higher amounts for popular rides like the Nubble).
It is crack o' dawn during the summer (6:30 AM - I'm guessing starting from this week, but it may still be a 7 AM start for this week). Ride route gets posted on Thursday.
Ride starts from Durham, but depending on route, a rider sometimes joins in at any point throughout the route and finishes the loop by themselves - or cuts out early to head back.
Let me know if you want me to send you routes/details when they are announced. You could sign-up for a mail list-serv if you want. Not "spammy" - but probably more email than you're interested in.
--Edit -- Oh, and first Saturday ride of the month is meant to be at a more social/casual pace. In practice, seeing as it's usually the same group of people, pace doesn't vary much more than normal - but it is the "official" easier pace ride.