Ride Leader: Debby Bowman
Guests: Celeste M.
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29651753 - 44 miles with 1600 feet of climbing, about as unhilly as you can get for a ride from Utica Park to Emmitsburg and back by way of Thurmont. Beautiful scenery, low traffic roads, three covered bridges. Three rest stops because it's early in the season and we're not in any hurry.
Weather: 60s, a bit of wind from the south. Sun and warm with tailwinds for the first half of the ride, cloudy but still warm on the way back. We zig-zagged with cross wind and headwind in the second half but for the most part it wasn't too annoying.
AMS: I don't know, I forgot to turn on my gps until we reached Emmitsburg so I didn't record the tailwind part. Something CC.
Mechanicals: shifting issues for both bikes but nothing major.
Animals: lots of cows, some donkeys, llamas, sheep, ducks, puppers.
Report: We had a great ride!