Dear Friends,

Here's our plan for the weekend:


We're not scheduling our customary Saturday ride because Chuck and I need to ride a permanent to clinch our R12s.  But if you'd like to join us, our plan is to ride the "Funky Monkey Business" permanent starting from the Rock Creek Village Shopping Center in Rockville, MD, starting promptly at 7:00 a.m.  You'll need to email me today (NO later than tomorrow) and let me know, then I'll send you the registration and waiver form, which you'll need to complete and return to me before I can send you the cue sheet, control card and map.  Note that you must be a RUSA member and must be registered for the permanent in order to ride with us on Saturday. 

"Funky Monkey Business" is a very hilly and scenic ride, heading north from our home turf through Carroll and Baltimore Counties to the Over the Moon Cafe in Hereford for a yummy lunch.  It's a mostly out and back route with
intermediate controls in Mount Airy, Finksburg, Hereford, and Lisbon. 


"All About Abbottstown," starting from McDonald's in Thurmont, Maryland.  **LATE MEETING TIME 8:00 a.m.**  Aaah, a mellow ride today, one designed by our beloved bard, William Shakespeare Smith.  The route is a slight revision of one of Bill's Frederick Pedalers Century routes--I think it was 2004.  It's a delightful valley ride that heads east into Carroll County, MD and north into Adams County, PA, passing through Taneytown, Littlestown, and New Oxford on the way to lunch at the "new & improved" Emig's 81 Diner in Abbottstown.  On the way back we will have a brief encounter with Mt. Misery Rd but will elude the "miserable" molehill!   We'll also pass through Taneytown a second time, so you'll have two opportunities for a Sheetz fix on this ride if that's your kind of thing.  100 miles, with short options of 40 and 72 miles.  IF  YOU'RE INTERESTED IN JOINING US FOR THIS RIDE, PLEASE EMAIL ME DIRECTLY AND I'LL SEND YOU THE CUE SHEET.  NOTE THAT I'LL ONLY BE BRINGING HARD COPIES TO THE START FOR THOSE WHO ADVISE ME THAT THEY'RE UNABLE TO PRINT OUT THEIR OWN CUE SHEETS!!

Directions to the ride start:


From DC Beltway, go north on I-270 to Frederick.  Continue North on US15.  In 14.9 miles, take the exit toward MD806/Thurmont (the last of three exits for MD806, the FIRST Thurmont exit).  At end of ramp turn right @SS, then QR @ traffic light onto Catoctin Furnace Rd, then QL at "Weis Entrance."  Park in the first lot on the left, across from McDonald's.