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WFW in the Country - Blackwater River State Forest
September 16, 2017
We meet at the Blackwater Heritage Trail head next to Truly Spokin' in Milton each Saturday morning (7:30a roll out).
The ride has been a staple of the area for 18+ years and counting with anywhere from 20 to 50 riders on any given Saturday. There are 7 convenience stores located 15 to 28 miles from the Trail head start/finish. One of these stores is the usual Saturday destination. The distance of the ride will vary from 42 to 55+ miles and is typically posted by Thursday afternoon on the Blackwater Cycling Facebook page. The pace varies as well. You can typically expect 2 to 3 groups of riders with a Blackwater pace scale as follows:
A group - riding speeds of 22 to 30 mph with a finishing moving average of 22+
B group - They're getting frisky. Typical riding speeds are 18 to 24 mph with a finished moving average of 18.5 to 20.5 mph
C group and lower - riding speeds depends the company, anticipate riding speeds of 15 to 20 mph depending upon the wind and ongoing conversations. Finished moving average 16-17 mph.
THE DESTINATION MAY CHANGE WITH THE 'C' GROUP!! The core group of riders has been in Blackwater for years and will sometimes opt for a different route than the faster groups.
Truly Spokin address: 5172 Stewart St., Milton
If you have any questions regarding the ride, the quickest way to get a response is to post a question on the Blackwater Cycling Facebook page.
Also feel free to contact David Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org)