Sunday Ride, January 30, 2011

Dear Friends,

Sorry for the delay in posting this notice.  We had no power for a couple of days and I just got back online this morning. 

Please download and print out your own cue sheet and GPS files for tomorrow's ride directly from this site.   Just click on "Cue Sheets" (on the left side of this page), and you'll find them there!  When you open a pdf file, just click on "Print" to print the cue sheet.  If you're unable to print the cue sheet yourself, let me know and I'll bring a hard copy to the ride start for you.  I won't be bringing extra copies of cue sheets to the ride start unless you email me directly and advise me that you're unable to print out your own.

"SNOW EMERGENCY RANDO RIDE," starting from the Weis Market on Thomas Johnson Drive in Frederick, Maryland.  MEETING TIME 10:00 a.m.

It doesn't look like there's going to be a whole lot of melting going on today, so we're opting for our Snow Emergency Ride tomorrow.  Even though it's only 53 miles, we'll climb more than 4600 feet and I can guarantee a great workout.  You really get a lot of bang for your buck on this ride, as you'll be either climbing or descending for all but a few miles.   The ride heads due west on US40, a snow emergency route with a wide shoulder and very little traffic.  After climbing over Catoctin and South Mountain, we turn north on Crystal Falls Rd, which offers great winter views.  Note that although the cue sheet indicates lunch at Carmine's Italian Restaurant in Smithsburg, Carmine's is closed on Sundays so we'll have to settle for the Subway tomorrow.  53 miles, 4600+ feet elevation gain.

Directions to the ride start:


From D.C. Beltway (I-495), take I-270 north 31 miles to Frederick.  Continue north on US15 3.7 miles.  Take Exit 16, Motter Ave exit (sign for Frederick Community College).  Turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Opossumtown Pike.  In a quarter mile turn right onto Thomas Johnson Drive (traffic light), then left into the shopping center.  Park in the lot just north of Roy Rogers.