The morning was mild, sunny with some clouds being pushed by the wind. It was a beautiful morning. We had 12 riders show up to ride and a few extra to meet us just for breakfast. I had a good breakfast meeting up with both old and new members plus some good friends that regularly ride with us. It was good meeting a couple of new folk that came and enjoying some delicious food before we rode. We came out for the riders meeting and jlasure split us into groups according to pace. Each group left the Starlite diner a couple of minutes apart from the other groups. We had to slab the first 25 miles of the route to get to our starting destination. I was leading the middle group and just before we got off the highway the back group pulled into the middle of my group, splitting it in two. I had a member of my group get ill and we stopped for five minutes before we resumed the ride. I lost two members of my group, but we were determined to catch up. The ride for the most part went well, we occasionally got caught in traffic, but not too much. Once we caught up to the back group, I lost the only guy I had with me to his group. I guess they didn't want to ride with me. So, I went to the next turn and the finally caught up to me.