Earlier this week I called the New Windsor Inn to confirm their hours for Sunday and found out that they are no more. Alas. Not sure why they closed. I always liked their slightly grubby, but very friendly atmosphere.
My first response was to insert Four Reservoirs Tour instead. But after riding the Circumnavigation ride last month, I had a yearning to get outa town- to really go somewhere. So I modified my Taneytown BBC picnic ride from a few years back and have come up with a good one. The new route (no name yet) is an adventurous and scenic route with lotsa climbing, 110 miles, woods, farms, streams and a few dirt road sections. It’s nearly all roads that I’ve been on many times in the past, however, there are a couple parts I haven’t ridden which adds some risk of error/confusion to the cue. No worries if you’ve got the GPS track or a map on your phone.
The lunch spot I picked is Gunners Grill. I haven’t eaten there, but they’ve got a wide range of foods, decent prices and lots of beer. Ready? See ya Sunday.
• Date: Sunday, July 7th. 7:50 meetup. 8:10 push off.
• Start: Rawlings Conservatory at Druid Hill/MD Zoo MAP
• Cue Sheet: The Taneytown Substitute CUE SHEET
• Map/GPS files: Taneytown MAP/GPS