The ride went off hot and heavy, weather wise that is. Humid and hot, the air was heavy. Of course there was a strong wind blowing as well. The A and B group broke up leaving about 20 in the A group. I knew where I was going to get dropped, and I did. I simply can't hang on up the little grunt climbs. I gotta figure out what I need to do to maintain up the steep short grades.
I was able to get back on after and hang on for most of the rest of the ride.
I dangled a couple of times but was able to get back on. Then we hit Hendersonville Rd, and my legs were toast. I tried, but could not maintain. So, I dangled.