Leader: Ron Altemus
Members: CC/C core contingent - Steve Palincsar, Pat Walters, Joan Oppel; signing in but riding with the Bs - Karen McMillan
Route: BR 40 Nanjemoy 39.8 miles, 1672' elevation gain. Outbound using Livingston, Chicamuxen, Gilroy, Bowie & Poseytown to a rest stop at the Nanjemoy Community Center. Continuing on Baptist Church, Ironsides, Durham Church, MD-6, and Mason Springs to a 2nd rest stop at Pisgah Store. Final leg via Mason Springs, Hawthorne, Lower Wharf, and MD-210 back to the start.
Weather: heavily overcast at ride start giving way to sunshine on Durham Church road onward, temps rising from the mid 70s to the upper 70s, very little humidity but a noticeable, at times, ENE wind
AMS: swept in the low 11s
Report: Prior to setting off, it certainly seemed like rain was possible. Jim H received a phone call from a B rider cancelling, afraid it was going to rain. That call must have appeased the rain gods - they had their sacrifice and were happy as we ended up with a nice day for cycling. As usual, the rural roads of SW Charles County and the Nanjemoy area were devoid of cars allowing for plenty of chances for conversation. We rode together until Pisgah Store where we encountered Jim and Donaro. Pat and Joan rode the rest of the way with them while Steve and your faithful correspondent rolled up the route.