Leader: Ron Altemus
Member: Chris Fairhall
Route: Advertised as https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25073309 but slightly modified. Strauss, Hawthorne, and Chicamuxen to a rest stop at Smallwood Park. Then Sweetman, Bicknell, and Poorhouse with a route change that had us take Ripley, Hawthorne, Bumpy Oak, and the IHRT back to our start. Total of 28 miles instead of the announced 32.
Weather: another great day. Plenty of sunshine with blue clouds, temps in the 60s, and some wind that seemed to change direction on us whenever we turned.
Mechanicals/Mishaps: minor wardrobe malfunction rectified at Smallwood Park.
Report: Another attempt to entice CC & C riders to a somewhat shorter, more leisurely paced ride. Chris, normally a strong B rider, is resuming cycling after time recuperating, so he liked the relative flatness of our final routing. Riding together throughout, we had good conversation, a rest stop at Ollie's for replenishment, and got back in time to watch the Redskins (if so inclined!)