Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club

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5/7 - Southern Exposure Three Hills Extended - A/B 40 miles

Tue, May 07, 2019 10:00 AM | Barbara Haney

Leader: Barbara Haney

Members: Ron Haney, Sam Perry, Larry Peed, Pete Czapiewski, Alan Kurzweil, Kirk Saunders, Tom Roberts 

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29861614 a Mike Bivens original, modified by CC leader Ron A for more mileage 

Weather: pleasant temps 70s-low 80s, but seemingly 99 percent headwind (!) that whipped up the pollen and caused some discomfort. Par for the course in these early season rides. 

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Mechanicals/Mishaps: Tom R arrived at ride start with a rear flat, which he fixed and was able to start on time. At the Dash In rest stop he then discovered a front slow leak that took some time to repair due to valve stem issues. 

Report:

We made time at the start to celebrate Leader Ron A’s imminent birthday, presenting him with a card and singing to him. Festivities over, on to the ride: an A pace group formed early and rode together to the Dash In at mile 20. We were met there shortly by the B group. The B riders left the rest stop while we were dealing with the mechanical, and we didn’t see them until the end. The A group actually short-cutted the route, opting to go straight up Bumpy Oak, thus ending with 36 miles, while the B riders stayed faithful to Ron’s intentions. Everyone seemed to enjoy the day, pollen excepted, and the chance to climb the Three Hills. 

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

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