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Originally Posted by MikeR
Ya know, Stan, that Davidsonville area looks really nice. I think I'll try that. Most likely I'll be heading down this Sunday.
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.
Well, Sunday morning I started form Crofton.
Went down 424 about 3 miles till it goes over Rt 50. Then I hit the back roads.
I headed south east to Rt 2 South through Harwod until Rt 255. Rt 2 has nice shoulder but a lot of traffic noise.
I took 255 into Gailsville to see some water. Nice little town. Loved the dockside. Coming out of Gailsville I passed quite a number of cyclists on their way in. Apparently this is a popular route.
Rt2 south to Rt 422 west. 422 was the quietest road of the trip. It was like a private bile lane.
Then up the Patuxnt River Park via a number of back roads. When I got to Crofton I had 47 miles on the odd, so I did a loop on the Crofton Parkway to round it to 50 miles. On the Parkway, I road next to a 20 something skateboarder going downhill. She was thrilled when I told he she was doing 20 mph.
It's a really nice area. More traffic than I'm used to but the drivers were considerate. The woods have a LOT more old growth trees than our Pa woods. There were some beautiful, deep woods I passed through.
I had a great ride in Maryland, thanks to everyone for your suggestions.
It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.