Ride Name: Mechanicsville Elementary School to Breton Bay/Chaptico -Class B
Leader: John GormanMembers:
Weather: 8:30 AM start. 65-80 with sunshine
Stats: AMS 14.0/49 miles (I added a few extra for 55) /Elv 1650 ft gain
This type of ride/route is dedicated to the one and only Steve P. (on the mend, we said in our conversations Steve would be smiling on a ride like this). Bob and I rode with Jane/Jim Hudnall’s CC group. We made some modifications to the original route due to Bob living nearby and knows the best roads to avoid some Sat bottlenecks in “these parts of Amish land”. We took the quiet back roads of Laurel Grove/Kavanaugh/Maypole to our 1st break at Newtowne Neck Rd (Dash-In/Exxon) before taking some out/back touring views thru the Breton Bay golf course, (a little 8% grade getting back to the top- but everyone did fine), then we took Joe Henziel Rd providing us with Super Views! of Breton Bay at the Fritzie’s Marina, that was a real treat for everyone. Then we headed north on the wonderful Bayside Rd- to Manor-School/Hurry to the next break to enjoy Ice Cream!! at the Chaptico Market (prices are great and portions are large). From there we went onto Pt Lookout/ Rt -5 to a left back onto the shaded 3NT to the school.
This was the true definition of a joint touring style ride. We are stayed close and pulled over for turn coverage and safety needs.