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8/2 Friday Indian Head Rail Trail ALL class ride

Fri, August 02, 2019 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

Leader:  Ron Altemus

Members:  Donaro Gardner (and saw Bob Moye on the trail)

Guests:  Steve

Route:   started at Livingston Road, up to White Plains, returned all the way to the Village Green, and then back to our cars.

Weather:   not as forecast - overcast outbound, sunny on the return, temps ranging from the low 70s to upper 70s w/manageable humidity.

Mechanicals/Mishaps:  none

Report:  the forecasts consulted prior to announcing the ride was a go indicated a window up to noon before a much higher chance of thunderstorms.  Nonetheless, your faithful correspondent, in an effort to hold off any possible rain brought his "rain" bike (the Monkey), had the rain cover on the front bag, didn't put on any sunscreen, changed the start to Livingston to shorten the return, etc.  Evidently, all of these actions were successful as we had most pleasant weather and the trail mostly to ourselves other than a group of walkers in the White Plains area.  The deserted trail resulted in quite a few wildlife sightings:  white herons, rabbits, deer, turkeys, and a snake on side of the trail.

The aforementioned guest, Steve, didn't see the start location change so he rode from the Village Green and met up with us at about MM 8 on our return.  We rode back together and invited Steve to join us for upcoming rides in the area.

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

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