Up, Down and All Around

Yesterday’s 38-mile loop through Montgomery and Howard counties started out at the Laytonsville Shopping Center.   Just Riding a Bike , an area bike store, is located right next door.

It developed into a hot and humid day. The route  was beautiful (not counting the first mile on Route 108 – traffic-y and not much shoulder). Pretty much the entire route is hills and by the second half I for one was feeling it. We were not surprised that John’s Garmin recorded 2000′ of elevation.

Along the way

Along the way

Burial Ground - Ancestors of Original African-American Community of Howard Chapel

Burial Ground – Ancestors of Original African American Community of Howard Chapel

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Some of the gravestones were very simple rectangular pillars with just an initial engraved.

Soma taking a break

Soma  – taking a break

On the way home we made an unplanned stop at the famous Olney Ale House.  Perfect finish to a good workout!

Enjoying the deck at Olney Ale House. (One of the beers was mine!).

Enjoying the deck at Olney Ale House. (One of the beers was mine!).

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2 thoughts on “Up, Down and All Around

  1. It always cheers me up to see your mixte. I am finally getting one for myself. Decided to have the fine folks at Colossi custom build me a frame as it’s roughly the same price as getting one from Soma.

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