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8/18 Pisgah Park - PP 38 Short(er) & (still) Sweet CC edition 34 mi

Sun, August 18, 2019 8:30 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

Leader:  Ron Altemus

Members:   Janell Saunders, Jay Lewis

Route:   Tom Short's advertised route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30865805  From Pisgah Park, we used Mason Springs/Ironsides, Baptist Church, MD-6, Holly Springs, and Riverside to the Nanjemoy Store for a rest stop.  In the interests of time and avoiding the sun/heat, we returned via Liverpool Point, Poseytown, Bowie, and Mason Springs.  This shortened the ride to 34 miles instead of the intended 38.

Weather:   temps ranged from mid 70s to mid 80s under sunny skies with plenty of humidity which was negated to a degree by the abundant shade for much of our route.

AMS:   swept at 13 mph.

Mechanicals/Mishaps:  none

Report:   Starting early, combined with the aforementioned shaded (and shortened) route, resulted in a most pleasant ride.  The CC contingent stayed together throughout, enjoying the shade and minimal traffic of a Sunday morning.  Ironsides was closed past Baptist Church, which acted as the detour, so there was a bit more traffic than usual on that road.  The longhorns were barely viewable from afar - guess they have realized cyclists don't carry suitable treats...

Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club
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Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0081

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