View From Morris Point
Ride leader: Steve Palincsar
Members: Ron Altemus, Sarah Clement, Pat Walthers, Barbara Wilson
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31389297 42 miles, nobody taking the 4 mile shortcut. We started from Chaptico Park and met the 48 mile group Jim was leading, which had left from Mechanicsville Elementary School, at 7th District Park. We rode together to a scenic vista overlooking St Clements Bay -- a first for most in the group -- and then
St Clements Bay, View from Ellis Ave
rode together to the Morris Point Restaurant, where we had lunch and celebrated Jim's birthday. After lunch both groups headed towards Bushwood Wharf and Quade's, taking a 4 mi scenic detour en route. Leaving Bushwood we followed Bushwood to Maddox, then took Maddox to Manor and Manor to Hurry down to a quick stop at Chaptico, followed by the long climb back to the park on Budd's Creek.
Weather: a beautiful wintery day. Mid 40s at the start rising to the mid-50s by mid-day, with clear skies and brilliant, warm sunshine. I couldn't have ordered up a better day if I'd tried.
Mishaps & mechanicals: none
What a glorious day! Happy birthday, Jim.