A Month to Get Ready: 4 Reservoirs Tour on Oct. 2nd

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This pic of me leading the group over Liberty reservoir just cracks me up. 

First, let me back up and thank all who rode with me up to Havre de Grace last month: the Ramble old-guard of Dave, Tom, Isaias and myself as well as the Ramble’s new regulars: John, Alex, Peter and Brian. Most of these riders were talking during the ride about the upcoming BBC Civil War Century. Charm and Grace has a lot of mileage and climbing in the second half and we had very high humidity leading to thundershowers at the end. I suspect any ramble regular who finished last month will have no issues finishing CWC. See Daves’ Charm and Grace pics and play-by-play on his blog bikesncoffee 

September is packed with long distance cycling events. It always is. So, I decided to skip it altogether and roll out two Rambles for October. A tough one: the Four Reservoirs Tour for Oct. 2nd and an easy one: Point to Point for Oct. 23rd.

The Four Reservoirs:
1. Druid Hill. Our start is at the Conservatory at the MD Zoo 
2. Liberty. Up the 20% grade of Dogwood rd and over the newly rebuilt Nicodemus rd. bridge. 
3. Prettyboy. The biggest rollers of the day will get us to our lunch stop in Rayville. 
4. Loch Raven. We catch a bit of a downhill here, but then have another big climb up Old Bosley.

There is almost 8,000ft. of climbing on this ride. Don’t be a couch potato after finishing CWC- keep riding those hills!

Start location: http://tinyurl.com/5trp6ox
Time: Meet up at 7:50AM, push off at 8:10AM 
Cue sheet: Four_res_tour 
Post from last year’s version: http://randoramble.posterous.com/tag/the4reservoirstour 

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5 Responses to A Month to Get Ready: 4 Reservoirs Tour on Oct. 2nd

  1. John Rohrer says:

    Despite the weather I’m glad I made it out for the ride! Of course after i peeled off the weather was fine the whole way back. Oh well, my legs were burned up from racing the day before. Hopefully I’ll see you all at the next ramble!

  2. The Rando Ramble says:

    Brian, gpx file: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/713923.gpx?sub_format=trackGlad you’re coming. See ya.

  3. Brian Pieragostini says:

    Bob, is there a GPS route anywhere?

  4. The Rando Ramble says:

    updated cue sheet for Four Reservoirs Ride here: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0By9qerQIUo

  5. John Rohrer says:

    This sounds good to me! I’m always up for a good day of climbs. I have the day marked on my calendar, see you at druid hill!

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