ide leader: Steve Palincsar (ably assisted by Mike Saizan, who took on the job of shepherding the AB group)
Members: Tom Roberts, Regina and Mike Saizan, Bob Howell, Tom Short, Alan Kurzweil, Barb Haney, Joan Oppel, Pat Walthers, Lou Dallorso, Don Gardner, Linda Bankerd, Chantal Brier, Bob Thompson and Karen Morgan
Weather: Did we jump straight to summer? It was chilly and overcast when we set out, with temperatures in the 50s and winds in the 10-15 mph range from the SSW. By the time we got to Molly Berry the clouds lifted and the sun came out, and it rapidly started getting warmer. The tights and the base layer came off at the first rest stop at the WaWa, and by the time we finished it was in the mid 70s and well on the way to 80 degrees.
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27196698 37 miles, 1535' of elevation gain. The first part of the ride featured a preview of a proposed version of the last part of the May Metric route, detouring around the road construction at TB (Brandywine Rd at the Dyson / Accokeek Rd intersection over by Gwynn Park HS), with rest stops at the WaWa on McKendree and at Cosca Park. The second half was the first part of the May Metric, at least as far as the descent on Van Brady.
Mishaps & mechanicals: none
AMS: 12.7 at the back
TB or not TB - actually, the question is, "What is TB?" Wikipedia to the rescue:
"TB is an unincorporated community in Prince Georges County, in the US state of Maryland, near the intersection of highways MD-5 and US-301." (Actually, the latitude / longitude listed in the article place it just about at the entrance to the NY Deli.)
"A post office called T.B. was established in 1860, and remained in operation until 1914. Some say the community has the name of Thomas Brooke, an early settler] while others believe partners William Townshend and one Mr. Brooke each etched their last initial into stone at the original town site. "