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.
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...