Leader: Eric Nielsen
Guests: Jenniffer B. and David S.
ARS: 17.4 mph (estimated)
Weather: Clear, dry, winds NW 10, low 80s
Route: Centreville, MD N and E to Smyrna, DE via Church Hill, Sudlersville, and Millington. Return S and W via Marydel. RWGPS 30760766
Today was spectacular on the Eastern Shore. The air was dry and clean, and winds were light. Plus, with middle-day shadows lengthening as equinox approaches, sections of several roads were wonderfully shaded, and more so than during high summer. Hence, our ride was pleasant and quiet, and we maintained a steady pace with Eric and David doing most of the front work on their fixed gears. Jenniffer rode expertly, never falling off the back of the paceline. We had one rest stop both outbound and inbound, at Millington and Marydel, respectively. Burgers, brats, and brews for lunch supplied good energy for the return miles which were ridden as spiritedly as those in the first half, but with the west-heading sections serving up a little headwind. We treated ourselves to a well-deserved post-ride thirst quencher at Bull and Goat in Centreville (brewery #2).
L to R: David, Jenniffer, and Eric at Blue Earl Brewing (brewery #1) in Smyrna, DE for lunch.