I was in awe with so many bikes and riders there at the starting meet location; only to be told that while it was a good turn-out but there have been and will be bigger attendance in group rides! It's so exciting to see and hear all the cool bikes, I am glad I wasn't too excited and was able to ride safely :p
Even though I didn't ride the entire route (I did
The next big highlight was some more twisties uphill and downhilll, fairly narrow at parts... one lane each direction. I have never even driven a car through that part of town, so I was in for a bit of a surprise while winding my way through them. I am sure I could have done better (i.e. smoother, NOT faster) and caused less worries for the tail rider (whom I still have to id and contact to thank!) in my group; but overall I really enjoyed it and fairly pleased with how I rode. I will be back to ride that stretch and be better and better at it!