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6/16 SANDGATES, SOTTERLY AND LAUREL GROVE 53 A (47) miles

Sun, June 16, 2019 9:00 AM | Barbara Haney

Leader: Barbara Haney

Members: Ron Haney, Lynn Blake-Hedges, Lou Dall’Orso

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30258704, Debby CC route, kinda was the plan, but not stopping at Sotterley or Laurel Grove 

Weather: really nice, 79s to low 80s, steady SW breeze 

AMS: 16.6 for leader

Report:  We were happy to have Lynn and Lou join us for this very last-minute addition to the schedule. We rode together-ish until just beyond the stop at McKays, at which point Lou decided to head back straight up Three Notch Road. When the remaining three of us reached the next crossing of 235 at m. 34, for various reasons we also decided to return directly back, foregoing the final loop on the backroads west of 235. We took Three Notch Road, got on the trail at Laurel Grove Park, and ended up with 47 miles. Despite the fact that we didn’t exactly stick to the original plan, it was a good ride on some very nice and unfamiliar-to-us roads. We also saved two road turtles and had to dodge a couple very nonchalant cats relaxing in the middle of the 3NT. 

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

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