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4/12 Friday Indian Head Rail Trail 20+ mi. ALL class ride

Fri, April 12, 2019 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

Leader:   Ron Altemus

Members:  Jackie & Randy Schoch, Steve Forman, Roger Cubbage, Vicki Garlock, Fran Jezisek, Susan Altemus, Belinda Acre, Donaro Gardner, Jane & Jim Hudnall

Route:   Indian Head Rail Trail from Livingston Road parking lot to White Plains and return

Weather:   mostly overcast with the sun trying to break through at times, headwinds of 10-12 mph no matter what direction we were pedaling, and temps in the upper 60s to low 70s

Mechanicals/Mishaps:   none

Report:   Our group was augmented by Diane's crew riding from the Accokeek Firehouse, so we had a good number of riders at the start.  As always, everyone broke up into smaller groups finding the speed that suited their cycling style.  Almost all of us regrouped at White Plains before once again breaking up, with a few riders peeling off and heading home at various points on the return.  Not a lot of other trail users, perhaps scared of the rain that didn't materialize until way after our ride was completed.

Several wildlife sightings of interest:  Vicki saw a black snake that she claimed was as long as the trail is wide; Jane and Jim saw a much shorter black snake.  Susan and Fran saw a bald eagle while Belinda saw a turtle.  And one lone fisherman had caught a snakehead in the pond at Bumpy Oak.

Ten of us that started at Livingston Road had lunch at the St James Episcopal Church fish fry.  It's been good in the past, but today was particularly tasty!

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

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