Saturday Ride, November 6, 2010

Dear friends,

We're scheduling a ride for Saturday only this weekend because we're riding a permanent on Sunday.  If you're interested in joining us on the permanent, please contact me directly for details TODAY to ensure enough time to process all the paperwork.  RUSA membership and lights are required for the permanent.

If you can join us on Saturday's ride, please email me directly and request an electronic copy of the cue sheet (GPS file also available), as I'll only bring hard copies for those who advise me that they're unable to print out their own.

Here's the Saturday offering:


"SIVANOVA CENTURY," starting from Municipal Parking Lot A in Warrenton, Virginia.  **MEETING TIME 8:00 am!!**   Please note later-than-usual meeting time.   Although the first 25 miles are moderately hilly, the remainder of the ride features gentle terrain.  We'll ride south to Brandy Station in the morning (but definitely not as the crow flies) and on to Batna.  A major highlight will be lunch at Pelham's Pub at the Inn at Kelly's Ford.   For a sneak peak at the menu, see and scroll down to the Pelham's Lunch Pub Menu.  For the Civil War historians among you, we'll be visiting Kelly's Ford after lunch, and your homework assignment is to read all about the battle at and all about the "Gallant" John Pelham at  And, while you're at it, read about the Battle of Brandy Station at   After lunch we head over to Bristersburg and return to Warrenton via Neavils Mill and Casanova, finally returning to Warrenton by way of the Warrenton Branch Greenway Rail Trail (no climb and no traffic!!).  101 miles, with plenty of shorter options, including a possible 29-mile shortcut after lunch.  Total elevation gain somewhere between 4000 and 4500 feet.