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5/23 Best of Brandywine - North Keys to Merkle 39.9 miles Class CC

Thu, May 23, 2019 10:30 AM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)
Leaders:  Jim and Jane Hudnall

Members: Harry Kidd, Ron Altemus, Barb and Ron Haney, Donaro Gardner, Alan Kurzweil, Randy Schoch, Darrell Meyer, Jay Lewis, Larry Peed, Linda Bankerd, and Ron Leak

Route: NK 40 Merkle and Patuxent Park
From the North Keys Community Park, left on North Keys, right on Molly Berry, right on Baden Naylor, right on Westwood to Baden Westwood. Back on Baden Naylor to Croom. Right on Candy Hill, Left on Nottingham to Merkle. Then Fenno, and down Croom Airport Road to the Picnic Area. Right on Duvall, left on Mt. Calvert, left on Croom. The faster riders did a right on Duley Station while the rest of us stayed on Croom to Molly Berry and back to the park. 

Weather:  About 68 at the start but getting hot later - 87. A bit breezy at times and sunny.

AMS: 13 mph for the sweep; faster for the front group

Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

Report: It was a beautiful spring day for a ride as we followed the fish painted the day before for the Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride. The painters did an outstanding job! The group quickly divided into the fast and not-so-fast riders with everyone meeting at the rest stops at Merkle and the Patuxent River Park Picnic Area. The not-so-fast group decided to cut 3 miles from the route and made it back to the park about the same time as the faster riders. I appreciate all who came out today to help me celebrate my birthday and to all who sent good wishes through Facebook and emails.

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

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