Leader: Diane Harris
Members: Tom Short, Andy Schuller, David Mann, Tom Roberts, Lou Dall'Orso, Sean Dixon, Karen McMillan, Jay Lewis, Sam Bishop, and Sonya Newman
Guests: Dwann Buford
Route: Manokeek Espresso, 45 miles
Weather: Started in the mid to high 60's up to mid to high 70's, clear, breezy
AMS: Ride leader 12.9
Report: A good turnout on a beautiful Sunday morning. The climb up Berry Rd always separates the climbers from those that don't climb as fast and as expected, the group split up early in the ride. We regrouped at the first Rt 301 crossing before 1 rider stopped to use a restroom with assurances that he would catch up with the group. He did. The climb up Hawthorn and headwinds again separated the group but those doing the full ride met at Ollies, the rest stop, except one rider that overshot Ollies and continued straight to Rt 210, missing turns that would have given him the full mileage of the route. Two other riders (Jay and Sonya) opted to shorten the ride by turning off the route before reaching the rest stop. We continued on, reaching Rt 210 and were surprised by t he fairly strong headwinds before finishing the ride uneventfully. Thanks to all that joined me on this ride.