Maryland Outdoor Club
Sun, Nov 30 2003 - Bike the Capital Crescent Trail in NW DC (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Joanne Milne
Participants:Joanne Milne, Dennis Baba, Michael Eppert, Donna McLaren, Ryan Meadows, KC Yi, Christine Bredfeldt

Write Up:
The MOC also asks that you turn your mobile phone to silent or off during the ride. ', 'We rode our bikes south on the Capital Crescent Trail from Bethesda to Georgetown on a cool, clear, crisp autumn day. On arrival at the waterfront in Georgetown, we stopped briefly for a photo opportunity. Ryan came well equipped with a digital camera with a tripod. As the native of the group, Joanne took the opportunity to show off her knowledge of local landmarks. We parked our bikes and began the most formidable task of the day--finding a restaurant for lunch. Some wanted one with a bathroom, while others required a TV on which to watch football. We compromised by stopping at the Alamo Grill, which had a little something for everyone--TV, bathrooms, and hot food.

After lunch, we began the ride back together. Donna, Ryan, and Christine broke from the group. Ryan and Christine got lost and ended up taking a detour back to Bethesda, where we all met up again.

KC and Donna were absent from the trail end in Bethesda, so Ryan graciously and heroically offerred to go back to look for Donna. I told everyone to stay put, while I checked back at the cars, where I found them patiently waiting. A few of us then went for coffee.

A lovely autumn bike ride was had by all.

--Joanne Milne

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