Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club

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May Metric 41 mile B ride

Sat, May 04, 2019 9:00 AM | Barbara Haney

Leader: Barbara and Ron Haney

Members: Larry Peed, Kirk Saunders, Brian Dixon, Sherwood Byers, Linda Bankerd, Sue Gunter, Ken Meredith, Ron Leak, Alan Kurzweil, Tom Short, Sam Perry, Laura Clauser, Liam Healy

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29754652?beta=false the same route as 2018. Start at Cosca Park, go east and south. Planned stops at Merkle, North Keys Park, Wawa

Weather: After some uncertainty in the preceding days, it turned out very nice, with temps in the 70s, overcast but DRY

AMS: in the B range

Mechanicals/Mishaps: No problems, but a close call with an impatient motorist on Cedarville

Report: Fortunately by Friday evening the weather forecast had stabilized, so by Saturday morning there was no doubt it would be great riding weather, so we had an healthy turnout of B riders. We had a leisurely first rest stop at Merkle, then skipped the North Keys one only 7 miles later, opting for a second stop at Wawa. There were a few nice hills to confront, the highlight being the double-digit climb three miles from the end on Thrift, followed by the rather unpleasant grade right before the entrance to Cosca. Everyone finished the ride in good spirits; it was a nice day on beautiful roads in excellent company.

 


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

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