Ride Leaders Jim and Jane Hudnall were joined by Jan Tucker, Sonja Newman, Deborah Bowman, Jim McPherson, Larry Peed, Dave Schnirel, Celeste Marin, Mike and Regina Saizan, Ruth Anne Cumberland and Sam Perry on the 43-mile B ride. The traffic light at MD-224 and MD-225 split the group in two, and the lead group was soon out of sight.
At the rest stop at the Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Jim arrived with an AMS of 16 mph and found that most of the lead group had gone on, probably continuing to the Smallwood State Park marina for water and rest rooms. Larry and Michael and Jon doing the 60-mile B ride were still there, as were the three riders on Judy's 16-mile D ride. Jim unlocked the art center so we could get water and use the rest room.
When we returned to our bikes, Jon told Sam, "Good news and bad news. The good news is you only have one flat." Sam, with assistance from Jane, Ruth Anne, Larry and Sonja, put a new tube into his rear wheel. We continued on and finished the ride with no other problems.
After 37 miles we turned onto the Indian Head Rail Trail at Bumpy Oak Road and felt the first drops of rain. Fortunately, it was only a mist and felt good. After the ride, Larry, Sam, Ruth Anne, Jane and Jim stopped at George's BBQ...delicious.