Leaders Jim and Jane Hudnall with Larry Peed, Randy and Jackie Schoch, Mike Bivens, Steve Palincsar, Michael and Regina Saizan, Richard Harrington, Joan Oppel, Lou Dallorso, Tom Roberson, Ken Meredith, Fred Warwick, Scott Buiman, Thomas Short, Jim and Louise McDermott, Sharon Miller and John Early.
It was a beautiful morning with sunny skies and just a bit of wind. The cyclist’s jerseys were bright spots of color against the greens and browns of the farmer’s fields. A sign on Baden Westwood Road warned of a blocked road ahead, but we ignored the warning and found the workmen hadn’t started the road repair. The road into Magruder’s Ferry Landing is just as rocky as ever in spite of promises to fix it from the parks department. On the next leg of the ride, we followed the 2012 Patuxent River Rural Legacy route to the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary for another break. On the return to Brandywine, we were pleased to see new pavement at the intersection of Molly Berry Road and North Keys Road. The only mechanical problem was a loose screw. “No,” Tom said, “not in my head, it’s the one that keeps the fender on my bike.”