Ride leader: Steve Palincsar
Members: Barry Winkleman, Ron Altemus, Loretta Troen, Joan Oppel, Norm Lisy, Linda Bankerd, Tom Short, Larry Peed, Lou Dallorso, Alan Kurzweil and present but not accounted for, Sam Perry.
Weather: high 70s to low 80s, 6 mph breeze, lots of cloud cover but bright.
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30822240 for the 30 mi route, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30824046 for the 35 mi route. Both routes went down to Mount Calvert and the Pavilion at Patuxent River
Patuxent River at Mount Calvert
Park, where we had our rest stop. After climbing back up Croom Airport both routes took Duley Station to Cheltenham and down Van Brady, with the short route returning straight up North Keys while the long route went an extra 5 miles on Cross Road Trail and Cherry Tree Crossing.
Mishaps & mechanicals: none that I'm aware of.
AMS: 10.3 at the back.
We had a number of B riders in the group as well as a few CCs and three who rode behind at a C pace. The ride had its challenges -- the steep bit at the Alpaca farm on Mt Calvert Rd, for example -- but it was a pretty day and it felt pleasant. No alpacas were seen, however. And no feral hogs neither.