Last Monday, I gave a the beginning and end of Old Roads a test ride. It was great to be back on the Kogswell- big fat Hetre tires clamoring up and stumbling down these steep grades. A good climber. I worry about it’s engine though.
Anyway, I like the switch to a Manchester, MD start with a Glen Rock, PA lunch. Meet up for Old Roads is here: http://goo.gl/maps/PtLlK (park near the senior center by the auto parts store) 9AM meet up and 9:10 exit. Sunday, 9/29
Cue sheets are here:
54 miler: https://docs.google.com/file/d/1zn9_YPNBdIcpYv0s8ML_r9DwbWKRB3b_OA_beApTXtUNiSm7cVfPGU5ZGN2-/edit?usp=sharing
Print a cue sheet, import the Garmin gps file or email me and I’ll help.
A few notes on the ride:
It’s steep, hard riding, rugged and beautiful. You’ll need a minimum of 28mm tires, 32-35s are better. You could be okay on a mountain bike, but you’ll want tire pressures above 50lbs and a non-suspension fork. Bring ample water. There will be a big variety of surfaces- loose and gravelly, to hard and rocky. The downhills can be as much work as the ups.
Ask questions if you got ’em.