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1/28 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: SMALLWOOD CHURCH>PISGAH CC & friends 34 mi.

Tue, January 28, 2020 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

Leader:  Ron Altemus

Members:  Alan Kurzweil, Bob Thompson, Chantal Briere, Donaro Gardner, Jim Hudnall, Larry Peed, Lou Dall'Orso, Sam Perry

Route:   BR 34 Smallwood Church>Pisgah  34.1 miles, 1122' elevation change.  Chapman's Landing down to Indian Head to pick-up the IHRT at Blair. Then Hawthorne and Chicamuxen to Smallwood Church. Continuing on Mason Spring, Bicknell, Chicamuxen and the IHRT again to climp Bumpy Oak and traverse Livingston back to the ride start. 

Weather:   Considerably more overcast than predicted so with temps only in the low 40s and NNW winds of 10-12 mph, it was a chilly ride.

AMS:  Swept in the mid 12s.  Everyone else was much faster.

Mechanicals/Mishaps:  none

Report:  a decent turnout and a decent ride.  At least one rider said this was their first time riding in 2020; others said they hadn't ridden very often.  Lou rode from home, timed it such to arrive just as we were leaving the parking lot.  Later in the ride, he headed home on the IHRT so he got in a few extra miles.  Bob missed the Smallwood Church turn so he pedaled a fair number of miles going out and back on Chicamuxen.  Traffic was light on the back roads which is always desirable.   Appreciate everyone coming out to ride today.

Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club
P.O. Box 81  
Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0081

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