Photo op on the Three Notch Trail
Ride leader: Steve Palincsar
Members: Janell Saunders, Fred Robbins, Patricia Sanders, Ron Altemus, Karen McMillan, Sarah Clement, Pat Walthers
Guests: Ray Hastings
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31641649 39 mi, 1270' elevation gain. The ride featured a trip through the Thompson Corner Amish community including a rest stop at the Amish schoolhouse, a visit to Wicomico Shores Landing, a stop at Chaptico, then Baptist Church to the 3NT back to Northern Senior Center.
Rest stop at Wicomico Shores Landing
Weather: a gorgeous, sunny early spring day that just happened to fall in late December. Sunny skies, 50s at the start rising to 65 by early afternoon, with a gentle breeze. A perfect day at any time of year, but especially so as the last weekend ride of the year (since tomorrow's forecast is calling for rain).
Mishaps & mechanicals: another lost cleat screw (there was one on the Friday IHRT ride on the 20th, too) solved with little drama. You don't need cleat screws often, but when you do need one you really need one - and they're small and light, so I carry a few (having had that emregency myself this year).
AMS: 11.9 at the back