This is a "head-up," "save the date," "don't say you didn't know about it," type post. I will be hosting a vintage/CR-type ride from my home in Lancaster County on Saturday, August 9, rolling off at about 10 a.m., unless there's a consensus we should try to leave a little earlier. I realize that's the muggiest time of the year, but hey, it can't be hotter than the Cirque du Soleil was, right? I have chosen the date to fit between Dan Artley's Maryland ride on July 19 and Ken Sanford's ride which is usually late summerish. Also, our LBC has it's metric century the following Sunday, and the day before will see the roads filled with folks who only ride twice a year - the metric and the day before. That metric, the Covered Bridge, passes only a block from my house and is suitably scenic, so we may use the half-metric route on August 9 (which conveniently also has a quarter-metric option for those who so choose). Those adequately inspired by our ride may wish to return for the Covered Bridge the following weekend. Our August 9 ride will be followed by firing up the grill in my backyard for those who opt to stay for luch. I may even put some food on it. I would therefore much appreciate RSVPs, though there is no need to do so immediately - I will post a reminder and request for RSVPs closer to the date. The route, whether we go with the half-metric option or not, will be rolling, with no real climbs but a few short, steep bits. That's just the way Lancaster County was brazed-up in the Big Jig. You won't need your Artley Special 34-tooth rear sproket, but if you come fixed, come strong. The farm roads are great for cycling, but involve relatively frequent stop signs, and "Strada di Buca" sections (for those of you who did L'Eroica - apologies for the translation). NB: Those hoping to see a spectacular collection of vintage bicycles at my place will surely be disappointed, unless one forms spontaneously in my backyard post-ride like a coral reef. Hope you can make it!
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA