Team Snow Valley Century, Sunday 1 September 1996

Maybe these guys will have WWW presence someday soon so I can link to them. They figured out a neat route, criss-crossing an area between the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. The Start/Finish was in Deale, MD (about 20 miles South of Annapolis). The ride got as far south as Friendship, MD and as far north as Crownsville, MD. There were hills - not flat like the Eastern Shore.

It was a beautiful clear day, not too hot. The countryside was tobbaco and horse farms, woods near the Patuxent River, and occasional glimpses of the Cheasapeake Bay. The Maryland Renaissance Festival was underway in Crownsville.

One neat thing about this ride was that it is my fastest century so far. 6:40 on the bike, for an average riding speed of 15 mph.

Mount Vernon Loop

A 26 mile loop, South from the Beltway along Telegraph Road, through Ft. Belvoir on Beulah Rd, a quick jog to the North on Route 1, over to Mount Vernon, and North on the bike path into Old Town Alexandria.
Last modified: Tue Sep 3 22:14:58 EDT 1996