Name: Best of Brandywine: Surratts Backwards, Accokeek Delight
Date/Time: April 11, 2013 10:30 am
Ride Leader: Steve Palincsar
Members: Larry Peed, Joan Oppel, Sam Perry, Tom Roberson, Jane Hudnall, Jim Hudnall, Mike Saizan, Regina Saizen, Alan Kurzweil, Sam Perry, Loretta Troen, Sharon Miller, Lou Dallorso, John Early, Ken Meredith, Wesley Meredith
Feet of climbing: 1400
Route info: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/804848
Weather: Sunny skies, 70s at ride start, 88 when we finished. 10+ mph winds from SSE.
AMS: all over the map. Loretta and I finished with 13.6, some were behind me, and the fast folks had 15.6.
Another summer day, fighting wind and dehydration. If this were July, we would have thought it a mild day. As we are less than a week from low 40s at ride start, it felt hot. Hot, hot hot. And then even hotter. This version of a "let's go down
Thrift Road" route was designed to celebrate the repaving of Accokeek Road, and indeed the result of the road work was delightful: smooth pavement, still free of potholes, with wider shoulders in many places. The contrast with Cedarville Road is dramatic. I wonder when they'll improve that.