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Jan 28, 2002 7:00 AM
As we started out on Sundays ride in Southern Maryland (pretty late-we got toasted on Saturday) we noticed Sunnys BBQ Shack firing up the grill. Hmmmmmm...

Miss M is always talking about the BBQ shacks in Southern Maryland but we are always too focused on riding (and probably thinking about nutrition) to stop. I haven't had good Q since I lived in Hawaii (Huli-huli Chicken my favorite). For once we decided to stop after our ride (we may have even cut it short a little) for some Q.

Split a rib and chicken combo plate with beans and sauce on the side. Ahhhhhhh.........BBQ love! Didn't even need the sauce, came with a few slices of white bread to sop up the grease. The meat just melted off the bones into the mouth. Guess we will be riding there again!

BTW what a beautiful January weekend day. No wind, not much traffic, springlike warmth and the bay was beautiful-glassy and calm. We ate outdoors on a picnic bench-in January no less!
re: Qmerckx56
Jan 28, 2002 7:11 AM
it's called a perfect day! relish it!
Jan 28, 2002 10:12 AM
Ah, the wonderful world of BBQ! I'd personally have a tough time riding after eating even a half serving since it sits fairly heavy on the stomach. A bowl of cereal a full 2 hours before my Saturday ride made me head home early!

I wish I knew that southern Maryland had good BBQ when I spent 3 weeks there a few years back. I tried several noted BBQ restraunts in Kansas City during a business trip but was disappointed. So much for their famous BBQ!

I have yet to taste any BBQ brisket or chicken that is better than my grandfather's. Sure, everyone thinks their (insert relative here) has the best dish, but he is a true master. A close second is a local cajun restaurant here that serves excellent good ol' BBQ and basic cajun dishes.

I'm glad I just finished my lunch or I'd have just created a killer appetite! BTW, I enjoyed yours and Miss M's website. I even downloaded the 2002 mileage spreadsheet and am already using it.
Jan 28, 2002 10:37 AM
MB1 please post that website. I need a mileage spreadsheet since I'm too lazy to create my own.

As for BBQ, the best I've ever had was a local black church here in town. They used to have a Sunday afternoon BBQ fundraiser outside the church. Incredible stuff, melt in your mouth good. Our local "Montgomery Inn" in the Cincinnati area has melt in your mouth ribs too, but you pay for it - $19 per slab! Another favorite was a run down shack in Destin, Florida (before it got to be a popular city) on route 98. Greasy biscuits, great BBQ, lots of homemade coleslaw. I miss it.

A good story: an acquaintance of mine was a pilot for Comair out of N'thern Ky. He flew for the private rental division that charged $5000 per hour for a jet. One of the regular customers was/is Garth Brooks. Garth, a real nice guy (I met him once) had my friend take a detour to some small town in Kansas to stop at a specific BBQ shack for dinner and take-out. Garth treated the pilot and crew plus his entourage to a great meal. Apparently, Garth had done this sort of thing many times before. Imagine, a 2 or 3 hour detour for dinner at $5000/hour!
Thanks but it isn't our site.MB1
Jan 28, 2002 10:39 AM
Carol puts it together, does most of the reporting and takes the pix. Seem to be more people riding since Carol started the site in the fall. Usually the groups are larger in the winter and spring though.

Crista organizes 95% of the rides and does a great job. I'll lead 1 or 2 a year and sometimes they do a small club century. Great route slips and maps with lots of shortcuts (Miss M and I usually end up riding extra distance). Normally a nice place for lunch-Crista usually picks somewhere Italian.

And hard? You want hard centuries? Try some of these.