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4/25 BoB: Merkle>Bald Eagle>Baden Naylor 31 mi. CC & Friends

Thu, April 25, 2019 10:30 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

Leader:  Ron Altemus

Members:  Donaro Gardner, Linda Bankerd, Tom Roberts, Roscoe Williamson

Route:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26576762  31.2 miles 1,316' elevation change.  Outbound on Old Indian Head, Cherry Tree Crossing, Van Brady, Nottingham, and Fenno to a rest stop at Merkle. Return via Tanyard, Bald Eagle, Baden Westwood/Baden Naylor, Molly Berry, and North Keys.

Weather:   a few drops of rain driving to North Keys and then it stopped as we assembled.  It remained overcast except for a peek of sunshine on Tanyard.  Temps ranged from the mid 60s to low 70s with air moving out of the east.

AMS:  swept at 13 mph.

Mechanicals/Mishaps:   none

Report:  The CC contingent consisted of Roscoe and your faithful correspondent and we rode together the entire route.  We met up with the "friends" at Merkle where they were in deep discussions.  After a short break, Roscoe and I continued on, fully expecting our friends to pass us/beat us back to North Keys.  Evidently they fell into true CC mode (conversational cycling) as they arrived back at the start a few minutes after we finished.  Not a bad route today - very little vehicular traffic, even on Croom Road.  Turned out to be a good day for bicycling, but then, they all are when you are out riding.

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

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