Ride leader: Steve Palincsar
Members: Karen & Stuart Morgan, Mary Scala, Loretta Troen, Janell Saunders, Jim McDermott
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31149175 33 miles, 864' of elevation gain. This one goes down South Polling House to Bayard and MD-2, taking Nutwell to Nutwell Sudley and Franklin Gibson before a sweeping descent down Deale Road to the South County Cafe for lunch. After lunch, we tour the Bayside neighborhoods of Deale Beach, Owing Beach and Franklin Manor, then head to Christopher's Fine Foods for a second rest stop. Following that break the route heads out to Chalk Point, then takes Plantation Drive to Sudley and Owensville Sudley back to Southern HS.
Weather: Truly delightful, a very pleasant summery day. It was sunny and in the high 70s when we set out, staying in the low 80s with a delightful breeze down on the Bay, until we got back to Southern HS. Then, in the time it took me to drive from Harwood to Waysons Corner, it went up to 91, and by the time I reached Alexandria it was 95.
Mishaps & mechanicals: none
This was as nice a day as you could ever hope for. An interesting, scenic route, great weather and a very congenial group made for a terrific ride.