Sat, Jun 5 2010 - Eastern Shore Bike Ride (View Original Event Details)|
Christine Larsen, Tom Reichelderfer
|Participants:||Christine Larsen, Tom Reichelderfer, John Havlik, Sarah Downing Howard, Cary Tepper, Amy Pickwick, Jerry McKinley, Cindy Stone, ADRIAN JACKSON, Graig Jackson, Michelle Jackson, Kelly S, Bill Parlock, Glenn Peddicord, Heather Lamb, Michael Lamb, Eric Fox, Deb Andes, Marsha Salehi, Alex McKeague, Lisa McKeague, Marianne Gibson, Kathy Lomosbog, Kathy Criser, Patrick Haas, Christian Metzger|
We had a great turnout for the ride. After our rendezvous in Easton and introductions, we set out for Oxford on the first nine mile leg of our journey. The group quickly spread out with people finding their own pace. We arrived in Oxford and reassembled the group to catch the ferry across the Tred Avon River. We had the ferry "Talbot" all to ourselves as we crossed the river to the mighty metropolis of Bellevue (don't blink or you'll miss the town!). After disembarking from the ferry, we started out on the second nine mile leg of our trip which included riding through the little town of Royal Oak on our way to St. Michaels. We rode into St. Michaels arriving at a local park where we locked up our bikes and headed on foot to our lunch spot, the St. Michaels Crab and Steakhouse restaurant. We had a fun lunch sitting at the outdoor tables overlooking the water. Following lunch, most of the group walked into town to get ice cream before setting out on the final 11 mile leg of the ride back to Easton.
The ride was mostly through farm, wooded, and residential areas. We were on wide shoulders of the roads or where there was no shoulder on the actual road. The vehicle traffic was generally light except for the return trip but the wide shoulder made for plenty of room for all. A rider did have a flat during the ride but other riders quickly pitched in to fix it. Special thanks to those who helped out.
A great day, wonderful biking, and a superb group! Thanks to everyone for coming out and having a good time.
- Tom and Christine
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