Early enough to get you back by lunch (or brunch) but late enough to make you feel like you slept in. Brisk but not too fast; and no, these are not junk miles :) Average speed will be 17 - 20 mph. Brief stop at Haskell Field to regroup and fuel.
Each rider should be prepared to ride solo if dropped. GPS, repair kit, proper visibility gear, lights are required. All riders must be able to navigate the route on their own and should be prepared to manage mechanicals and other mishaps.