Hi, everybody. Remember the good old days of fall riding? Well, I think they are over! Time to haul out the winter wool, booties, and heavier gloves. Maybe even the balaclava. As for me, I’m heading to Florida. Ha!
Saturday, Felkerino and I made it out with a few friends for a mostly cloudy 90 miles. I felt duped by the weather people as they had been predicting sun all day, and a high of 49 degrees. That was a good laugh.
Clouds were plentiful and the temps stayed in the low 40s. We even saw a few flurries. I need to stop putting my faith in weather forecasts. When will I learn?
Nevertheless, our little group enjoyed a pleasant and fairly hilly 90-mile ride out of Poolesville, Md. Our first destination? The savory Beans in the Belfry Coffee Shop in Brunswick, Md. Yum!
While enjoying our morning cups of coffee, we were approached by a local reporter who wanted to feature our group for his regular “Cyclist of the Week” column. So maybe we will achieve some level of fame in Brunswick, Maryland. Fingers crossed!
We then meandered the ups and downs near the Potomac River over to Harpers Ferry and on to Sherpherdstown, West Virginia for lunch.
After some delicious Yin and Yang at the Blue Moon Cafe, we made our way back to Poolesville via
GaplandGathland State Park and the ever-popular Marlu Ridge.
We also met a friend, Mighty Tailwind, who helped push us back to our starting point. It was great to spend time with you, Mighty Tailwind, and I hope we meet up again soon.
Links to my photo set from the PooBrunShepGap ride are here. Felkerino took some good shots, too, and they are located at this link.
Have a great week, all, and stay warm!