Leader: Ron Altemus
Members: Karen McMillan, Pat Walthers, Jim Hudnall, Joan Oppel
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29923467 38.1 miles, 1478' elevation change. Pomfret, IHRT, Bumpy Oak, Hawthorne, and Quailwood to the La Plata Dash-In. Onwards via Glen Albin, Springhill Newtown, Old Stagecoach/Locust Grove, Chapel Point, MD-6, and Poorhouse to Pisgah Store. Final leg on Bicknell/Marbury Run, Chicamuxen, Hawthorne, and Chapman's Landing.
Weather: a raw feeling day with overcast skies to start, temps in the low 50s maybe reaching the upper 50s when the sun did break through later in the ride, and winds out of the western quadrant.
AMS: swept in the low 12s
Report: would have been a very nice day for riding in the middle of March. Unfortunately, it is May! As the A/B ride leader noted, winter riding gear was the order of the day. Heading out, Karen looked to get her interval training in early and was ahead of the rest of us. We caught up with her crossing 301 into La Plata and we rode together until the second rest stop, where Karen continued w/o stopping due to time constraints. Yes, a bit of rain (or was it sleet) on Springhill Newtown but nice sunshine on Poorhouse so maybe it evened out. A few of the roads were traffic free, but we caused a minor traffic jam on Chapel Point at the Port Tobacco Park entrance. Photographs of the park entrance were needed as a possibility for the IH100 tee shirt and a good number of vehicles suddenly were on the road. Fortunately, no mishaps.