Well, my best efforts did not get me to the Rockfish departure point on time. I arrived ~ 8:01 a.m. and saw the riders rolling out. I had my riding gear on, but needed to top off my tires. I rolled at 8:03 a.m., but not knowing the route they took, I never saw them again. I rode to Parkton, thinking maybe they would stop at the Shell Station. On arrival–no bikers. I continued to ride, on to Red Springs and then to Raeford, and back to Rockfish. I rode 50-nonstop miles in just over 3 hours. The route I took is on the map below.