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11/24 Southern Exposure: Locust Grove & Valley CC & Friends 36 mi.

Tue, November 24, 2020 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

Leader:  Ron Altemus

Members:  Alan Kurzweil, Donaro Gardner, Fred Robbins, Jane & Jim Hudnall, Patricia Sanders, Pat Walthers

Route:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34707341  36 miles  1210' elevation change.  Over to La Plata - outbound via Livingston, Hawthorne, Poorhouse/Burch, Chapel Point, Locust Grove, and St Mary's.  Rest stop at the Dash-In w/return using Valley, Marshall Corner, Pomfret, and Bumpy Oak.

Weather:   Plenty of sunshine and blue skies, temps starting in the mid 40s and rising to the low 50s.  Marginal NW winds made it feel quite pleasant for a late November ride.

AMS:  swept in the mid 12s

Mechanicals/Mishaps:   Donaro had some rear shifting issues, first on Locust Grove, and then on Bumpy Oak.  Other than being annoying, no harm or damage done.

Report:   with Thanksgiving approaching and just days away, today's ride was intended to work up an appetite or at least burn off a few calories.  Seemed like there wasn't much traffic on the back roads (Poorhouse, Locust Grove, Pomfret, etc) but we had major congestion trying to get onto Charles Street after the Dash-In rest stop.

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

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