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11/2 Lunch at Morris Point - Jim's Birthday Ride (C/CC ed)

Sat, November 02, 2019 10:25 AM | Stephen Palincsar (Administrator)

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

AMS: 11.9

What a glorious day!   Happy birthday, Jim.

Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club
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Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0081

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