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1/11/18 Best of Brandywine: Patuxent River Park to Tanyard

Thu, January 11, 2018 10:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

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Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

Members: Joan Oppel, Jim & Jane Hudnall, Bob Howell, Sam Perry, Tom Roberts, Don Gardner

Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy (but bright), 50s at the start rising to an indicated 65 (hard to believe, but that's what the car said) by the time we finished.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26694312   32 miles, 1238' of elevation gain  

Mishaps & mechanicals: none

AMS: 12.2

It's been a tough January so far.  This was the first OHBike ride this year that didn't get canceled because of weather.  Hard on the heels of a near-record cold spell, today brought a welcome relief.  It also brought an appreciation for many of just how much of a toll this season's weather has taken on our fitness. 

We took it easy today, staying together as a group until the final few miles.  We made no effort to avoid elevation gain, climbing up from the Pavilion at Patuxent River Park (with its flooded rest rooms -- burst pipe, perhaps) on Croom Airport, Duvall and Mount Calvert and south on Fenno up the rise to the Merkle Entrance Road.

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Jim took several photos at the start and along the route. 

Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club
P.O. Box 81  
Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0081

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