Leader: Ron Altemus
Members: Jackie & Randy Schoch, Jay Lewis, Pat Walthers, James Rauch, Harry Kidd, Joan Oppel, Karen McMillan, Jim Hudnall
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18291882 38.6 miles; 1,288 elevation gain. Outbound via Livingston, Mason Springs, Bowie, and Poseytown to a rest stop at the Nanjemoy Community Center. Return via Beaver Dam/Liverpool, Riverside (and its delightful rollers), Chicamuxen, Hawthorne, and MD-210 to the start.
Weather: very close to perfect! Lots of sunshine unless cloudless blue skies, temps starting in the mid 60s and reaching the low 70s with a dew point in the 40s. Some air moving out of the SW and once we made the turn onto Riverside, it was basically a tailwind for the rest of our ride back.
AMS: swept at 13.1
Mechanicals/Mishaps: nothing on-bike but Jay developed a bad headache and called a family member for a sag back from Nanjemoy CC.
Report: a large number of sign-ins, but as the Bee reporter posted, several rode with that faster group. Jackie and Randy avoided Mason Springs, using Chicamuxen and Smallwood to wend over to Nanjemoy where they met us at the rest stop. Joan, Pat, Harry, and your faithful correspondent brought up the rear, thoroughly enjoying the day.