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10/8 Best of Brandywine: Nelson Perrie, Merkle & Patuxent River Park B 39 mi

Thu, October 08, 2020 10:20 AM | Alan Kurzweil (Administrator)

Ride leader: Alan Kurzweil

Members: Diane Harris, Sam Perry, Linda Bankerd, Tom Short, Patricia Sanders, Chantal Briere, and Bob Thompson

Weather: a spectacular early fall day.  Sunny bright blue skies with scarcely a cloud, high visibility, 15 mph breeze w/gusts up to 25 mph.  Around 63 at the start rising to 70 degrees by the time we finished.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34342034 39 mi, 1670' elevation gain.

Mishaps & mechanicals: None, other than the ride leader led a few riders off course by missing the first turn.  Sorry, you get what you pay for.

AMS: 13ish

I wanted to add miles and Steve suggested that I list the longer route as a B ride. Definitely a good idea, as eight riders joined me.

At the rest stop at Merkle, a few riders peeled off for a shorter route to meet other commitments.  Sam, Diane, Patricia, and myself finished the ride as scheduled. We pretty much rode together.

It was great to ride with good friends after all this time!  We started ten minutes before the other group and minimized out time at the rest stops.  All participants followed safe health practices.

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

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