Dear Friends,

Chuck and I will not be around to lead weekend rides for the next 3
weekends, as we begin our 15-day Rip Van Winkle tour early Saturday
morning. Eric Pilsk is leading a double century for PPTC this Saturday,
June 20, and Rudy Hewitt has volunteered to lead a century ride the
following Saturday, June 27. I hope you will support them and turn out
for their rides! If anyone wants to lead a ride on June 21, June 28,
July 4 or July 5 to fill in the gaps, I please post it directly to the
DC Rand List! I'm off duty now. The Weekend Rides will resume the
weekend of July 11 & 12.

Info for Eric and Rudy's rides follows, and looking forward to seeing
all of you in July,




BB * 200 * DC * 5:43 AM * Hains Point (HAI)

Summer Solstice: Sunrise-Sunset. It's the longest day of the year (well
technically the next to longest) and what better way to spend all those
hours of daylight than tackling a Double Century. With over 15 hours of
daylight and all day Sunday to recover, you know you can do it. We plan
a straightforward out-and-back route north from Hains Point on mostly
familiar and fairly flat roads through Potomac, Dickerson, Frederick and
Thurmont before making the un-flat ascent up to PenMar High Rock. Once
you summit, it is almost all downhill back to Hains Point, so it's a
piece of cake, right? And if you don't feel like doing the full 200,
just turn around at any point and head for the car. Although this is a
self supported ride, with plenty of rest stops along the way, we plan to
arrange for box lunches at PenMar. Accordingly, we are asking riders to
RSVP by Thursday, June 18 and to pay for their share of lunch. With a
start at dawn and the possibility of finishing after sunset, proper
lights and reflective gear are recommended. If you are interested
contact Eric Pilsk at Eric's email. No go in steady rain. Eric
Pilsk [Eric's Email] 240/893-3499.

Eric Pilsk
Eric's email



Rudy Hewitt is leading "Lollygag to Libertytown," starting from Lucy
Barnsley Elementary School in Rockville, Maryland. MEETING TIME 7:30
The school is very close to Chuck's house, so many of you are familiary
with the obligatory jaunt through quiet suburban neighborhoods at the
start and end of the ride. But before you know it you'll be traveling
over some of the nicest roads in Howard County on the way to the first
rest stop in Mount Airy. Then the terrain becomes seriously hilly and
oh-so-scenic as it wends its way toward Libertytown on some truly
beloved eastern Fred County roads. After lunch at Angel's, the route
tackles more hills in eastern Fred County and western Carroll County
before the final rest stop in Lisbon. Then it's familiar (and gentle)
roads back to the school. 100 miles, with a few optional shortcuts.
Estimated elevation gain 6700 feet.

Directions to the ride start:
LUCY BARNSLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 14516 Nadine Drive, Rockville MD 20853

From the South:
DC Beltway to Georgia Ave. Georgia Ave north to Bel Pre. Left on Bel
Pre. Left on Norbeck MD28.
1st left on Nadine. School is 0.2 mi. on right, 14516 Nadine Drive.

I-270 to MD28 East (toward Rockville City Centre).
Once you pass the mixing bowl and go over bridge, take a left to stay on
28 (Norbeck).
Right on Nadine. If you get to Bel Pre you have gone too far.

Rudy Hewitt
Rudy @ Home
Rudy @ Work
Cell 301-648-7279

NOTE: Rudy emailed me a map indicating the location of the school, but
I am unable to insert it into this email. If you need it, shoot me an
email and I'll be happy to forward it to you. -- Crista