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7/30 Southern Exposure: White Plains>Lower Wharf 30 mi. CC/C Touring (& friends!)

Tue, July 30, 2019 9:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

Leader:  Ron Altemus

Members:  Patricia Sanders, Jan Tucker, Steve Palincsar, Alan Kurzweil, Pat Walthers, Jim Hudnall, Jay Lewis, Lou Dall'Orso, Karen McMillen, Sam Perry, Barb Haney

Guests:   David Mann, Andy Schuller

Route:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16355330  30.2 mi, 794' elevation gain. Outbound down Bumpy Oak and then the IHRT to White Plains and a rest stop at the IHRT trail head. Continue via Marshall Corner to Hawthorne, descend mighty Mt Pisgah, traverse Lower Wharf and Chapman's Landing back to the start.

Weather:   plenty of sunshine, temps starting in the upper 70s and maybe reaching 90, SW breezes that felt refreshing, and the ever present summer humidity.

AMS:   swept in the low 12s, most were faster, a couple slower

Mechanicals/Mishaps:   none known or reported

Report:   billed as a shorter and flatter SE, a nice size group showed up.  Three of us (Steve, Pat, your faithful correspondent) rode considerably slower than the others and when we reached White Plains, the fast group was leaving.  Jay stayed back and rode with the ride leader while Steve and Pat took an alternate route, going down to the IHRT at Bensville in search of more shade.  The latter two finished a bit later but said they had an enjoyable ride.  I hope everyone else did, too.

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  • Tue, July 30, 2019 4:45 PM | Stephen Palincsar (Administrator)
    Searched for more shade, and found it. The IHRT between Bensville and Livingston was delightful - shady, cool and pretty. Pat and I stopped for an extended break at around our mile 20 at the shelter between Bumpy Oak and Livingston, which was entirely in shade. I've passed it hundreds of times, of course, but this was my first time actually stopping there. It was hot in the sun, but for a day the Capitol Weather Gang rated no better than 2/10 it was actually a very nice ride.
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