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Bryans Rd to Riverside, 44 miles

Sun, September 01, 2019 9:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

Leader:  Diane Harris 

Members:  Alan Kurzweil, Tom Roberts, Barbara Haney, and Theresa Rowell

Guests:  None

Route:  Bryans Rd to Riverside 

Weather:  Low 70's to low 80's with overcast skies and breezy

AMS:  14.4

Mechanicals/Mishaps:  None

Report:  Where was everyone?!!  Five of us took advantage of this beautiful day and equally beautiful route on the Sunday before Labor Day.  This was a good group that stayed together throughout the route.  The first interesting thing we came across was what looked like a damaged grenade in the intersection of Indian Head Highway and Woodland Rd.  (I later notified the Charles County Sherrif's office of the find).  Then there were signs warning of Riverside Road's closure but that didn't stop us from seeing if the road was truly impassable and we continued on until we got to the "Road Closed" signs in addition to construction vehicles blocking our passage.  Not being deterred, we picked up our bikes and were able to get by the vehicles.  The opposite side of the road was easier to get by.  We just rode under the boom arm of the excavator and between the signs.  I usually don't recommend going beyond road closure signs but we could clearly see the road beyond was nicely paved and dry.  We had our rest stop at a very welcoming Nanjemoy store.  I encourage everyone that stops there to patronize the store by replenishing snacks and buying drinks.  From there we continued on, past a field that had longhorn cattle.  Yes, longhorns in Maryland!!  The rest of the ride was uneventful.  We decided to skip the optional rest stop at the Pisgah store and instead just continued on to the end of the ride.  A ood way to spend a Sunday morning!

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  • Sun, September 01, 2019 5:59 PM | Stephen Palincsar (Administrator)
    Those not wishing to ignore "Road Closed" signs will find the Indian Head 100 route (stay on Chicamuxen to MD-6, Greenleek Hill to Sandy Point to Riverside) a worthy alternative with charms of its own. Plus, you get to follow yellow arrows.
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