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5/13 Friday IHRT ALL class

Fri, May 13, 2022 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

Leader:   Ron Altemus

Members:  Susan Altemus, Donaro Gardner, Robin Garnett, Fran Jezisek, Jackie & Randy Schoch, Esther Stewart

Route:   Friday's creme de la creme - Indian Head Rail Trail from Livingstone Rd parking lot to White Plains trail head and return

Weather:  heavy overcast with occasional very fine mist congealing on sunglasses; temps in the mid 60s; 7-9 mph airs out of the NE so a nice tailwind on the return

AMS:   significant variation per rider

Mechanicals/Mishaps:   none

Report:   Randoplan/Dark Sky said less than a 10% chance of rain but maybe mist doesn't count.  Whatever, we had a nice ride with no one turning back as their glasses misted up.  Very few other trail users, though - only a handful of cyclists or runners/walkers.  Donaro, Robin, and Esther tallied extra miles by cycling to the IH trail head either before or after the main group ride.  Wildlife sightings were mainly of the reptilian nature - turtles in the marshes and small ponds and a couple crossing the trail; varying numbers of common water snakes trying to sun in the rocky spillway of the Bumpy Oak pond.

 Female eastern painted turtle Common water snakes

Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club
P.O. Box 81  
Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0081

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