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Accokeek Firehouse to the IHRT

Fri, May 10, 2019 9:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

Earlier in the week the for cast was calling for rain on Friday so I wasn't sure this ride would be a go.  But the weather was fine, overcast at the start but temps in the high 60's going to the high 70's.   Three clunky members joined me, Theresa Rowell, Michael Dong, and Tom Roberts.  Michael and Tom had ridden to the start location from their homes.  Now that the C/CC group starts from the Indian Head Village Green, we had to decide whether we wanted to head towards their start location once we reached the Livingston Rd trail access or just continue on the trail towards White Plains. Mike and Tom headed towards the Village Green while Theresa and I headed towards White Plains.  We all met up at the trail head in White Plains but along the way, Theresa and I enjoyed watching and pair of geese with their goslings (that hissed at u s as we carefully rode past), several cardinals, and a snapping turtle.  At the rest stop we met a senior citizen who was riding his recumbent trike on the trail and enjoyed talking to him about everything in general and nothing in particular.  He was 80 years old!!  (Did you know we have some club members whose ages exceed that!!)  On the return trip, Mike left us to ride home and Janell joined us for part of the ride that included the climb up Hawthorne and the rollers of Chapman's Landing, leaving Tom, Theresa and I to do the final climb up Barry's Hill to the parking lot.  No rain, some sun, all in all an enjoyable ride.

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

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