Leader: Jim and Jane Hudnall
Jim McDermott, Jan Tucker, Ann Sawyer, Janell Saunders, Charles Williams, Jane Hudnall, Kirk Fedder, Wiley Grant, Roger Cubbage and Dan Wells
(not in photo: Jim Hudnall, Nancy Hankin, Steve Palincsar, Belinda Acre and Sarah Clement)
Route: Picnic 28
Weather: Pleasant, especially when in the shade. Much better than the August heat and humidity of the last few picnics.
AMS: Somewhere in the CC range of 12 to 14 mph Average Moving Speed
Report: At 5.6 miles, the route splits into the 28-mile route and the 15-mile route to Kings Landing Park. Nancy decided to take the 15-mile route. The others continued on to Lower Marlboro at 11.6 miles, regrouped at the waterfront and took the group photo. Steve, following doctors' orders of keeping his heart rate down after triple bypass surgery, had dropped back, and Belinda and Sarah stayed back with him.
The main group went up Flint Hill Rd, a delightful road with much shade and no traffic. It is closed to through traffic, but easy to bike through the barriers half way up. Steve enjoys going down flint Hill Road, so he, Belinda and Sarah reversed the loop, going up Chaneyville Road and down Flint Hill Road. We all met for a rest stop at Fridays Creek Winery. The winery had not opened yet, but the owner brought out a large pitcher of cold water and let people use the restrooms.
We returned to Linda Molesworth's Fresh Meadows Farm and found plenty of food and cold lemonade, tea and water. Thank you to Troy and Mary Ann Eddy for the delicious grilled ribs, chicken and salmon; to everyone who brought side dishes; and to Ron Altemus for bringing ice, coolers, drinks and everything else that was needed. It was great seeing some of the club members we haven't seen for a while and meeting new members and guests. Linda has a wonderful place for a picnic and we appreciate her sharing it with the club.