A ride to Glen Rock: November 9th.

I have been accused of having some silly reasons to ride my bike a hundred miles, like riding to eat pancakes, to drink a Guinness, to look at water, or to visit a monument. This time I’m getting serious: I’m riding up to Glen Rock to visit Oliver, the donkey.


Oliver with Charlie and Andy. He’d just eaten some watermelon. It was a good day.

On November 9th, the Ramble plans to leave from Lake Montebello and travel north to Glen Rock. If we don’t have any big storms between now and then, we might still see some pretty tree color. Ride leaders, ramblers and all-around good people: Andy and Rita Hanson helped me build up this route about a year ago and they’ve generously offered to host us for a short lunch at their farm. Oliver will attend the lunch, but will not be riding with the group. Alas.

The route is hilly, but only 95 miles and we’ll have two short rest stops. Are you coming? We’d love to have you along. PLEASE RSVP so we can gauge how much food will be needed.

Route: Visiting Oliver. 95 mi, 6300 ft. of climbing
Date/Time: Sunday, November 9th. 7:50AM meet up, 8:10AM push off.
Start: Lake Montebello parking lot STARTMAP
Route Map (click EXPORT for GPS files): ROUTEMAP
Cue Sheet (print one, or ask me to bring you one): CUESHEET


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14 Responses to A ride to Glen Rock: November 9th.

  1. PJD says:

    There’s a link below to a few pictures from the ramble See ya next time. -PJ

  2. randoramble says:

    David, great riding with you. Hope to see you again at a future Ramble.

  3. David Q says:

    Nice meet and ride with everyone. Especially thanks Bob pull me, slow down to stay with me and the hosts for the lunch. It’s very beautiful view ride and I am glad I did it.

  4. randoramble says:

    I made a change to the routing of the last two miles. The original works, but the new routing is nicer and simpler. The link above now goes to the updated cuesheet. The Ride w/GPS map is also changed. See ya sunday.

  5. Mike says:

    Hi Bob, Sounds like a plan. I’m a Towsonite so plan on jumping on board at Cromwell Bridge @ Loch Raven Drive around 8:30. Roughly same dimensions as Ben. I’ll bring an apple for Oliver.

  6. Ben says:

    Bob, plan to join at Manor and Old York at 9am, 6ft 210lb Trek Madone Yellow Boure shirt. Have a baby so not entirely predictable if i can join. Ben

  7. David Q says:

    I will be there. Thanks.

  8. randoramble says:

    This is a hilly ride and we’ll likely be moving at 15mph. Be sure to tell us if you’re riding so we can have enough food for lunch.

  9. David Q says:

    May I ask what pace required for this ride?


  10. Mike H says:

    I’ll be there.

  11. PJD says:

    Count me in!

  12. Andrew says:

    Will be there! Life permitting!

  13. Tom J Fedewa says:

    I’m planning to ride. Thanks!

  14. dancycles says:


    I would love to ride with you, but can’t because I will be on my bucket list trip to New Zealand at that time.


    Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:05:30 +0000 To: dancycles@hotmail.com

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