Monthly Archives: August 2014

Report on the Sunday Ride from Monocacy Middle School

On Sunday nine of us left Monocacy Middle School:  Vicki Crum, Harry deMoll, Ray Gable, Paul Lentz, Mike Procario, Terri Baker, Kibby Powell, Brian King and myself.  We enjoyed beautiful weather for our Sunday ride, which took us up Mountaindale Road until we could go no further due to gravel.

A stop at the Mountaindale Convenience Store was time for the group to give me a little lesson on how to take pictures on my new smart phone.  I just got it on Saturday, and it was making me feel very dumb!

Ray, Mike, and Harry tried to coast all the way from top of the hill on Putman to the intersection with Bethel Road. None of them made it all the way on Sunday. Ray made it the furthest as usual. We had a nice time riding and talking with each other.  Thanks for all who came out!

Terry Eskuchen

Utica C Ride August 27, 2014

Wednesday evening 10 riders signed up for the C level ride; four dropped out before we started when they reconsidered the hills on my “Clyde Young/Cash Smith Roads”; Dublin and Cash Smith.  So we ended up with six riders, Tom Doker and his wife Lisa (new to Frederick and hopefully will be joining the Club), Mike Procario, Kelly Moore, Dave Sweeney and me doing full 18.5 mile with its hills.  We all got to see the beautiful view of the Frederick County farmland and mountains from Cash Smith road and the historic brick home and wall of the house Cash Smith lived in. After the ride five of us dined at Ledo’s Pizza.

Harry deMoll

Heritage Trail

When:  Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

Where:  Railroad Station, New Freedom, PA (Google map)

Length:  40 miles at a C pace

Leader:  Lee Rabideau  301-639-3394

Ride Description: Get out your hybrids or mountain bikes.  We will start at the railroad station in New Freedom, PA (plenty of parking); and ride to York, PA; eat lunch; and then ride back to New Freedom.  I would suggest carpooling.

Sunday Monocacy MS Rides

When: Sundays 11:30 am through the month of October

Where: Monocacy Middle School, Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD

Distance: C Level, 25 miles+/-

Ride Leader:  Terry Eskuchen.  This is a “no cue sheet ride”.  We wander around this side of route 15 (no crossing), picking a slightly different route each week. No go if rain or snow.

Check back here on the mailing list on Sunday morning for any changes or cancellations.

Frederick to Thurmont Ride

When: Sun, August 10, 10 AM

Where: Greenleaf Park, East Greenleaf Dr. Frederick, MD (map)

Description: C Level, 30 miles Ride to Thurmont by way of Putnam on an easy 30 mile ride; slight challenge with going up Putnam. We will take a break at Roy Rogers in Thurmont before returning to Frederick.

Leader: Lee Rabideau 301-228-6897

August 6 Utica C Ride Report

Wednesday night’s C ride included Diana Rabideau, Lee Rabideau, Louanne Welgoss, Peter Currer, Harry deMoll, Mike Procario, Cindy Thompson, Dave Sweeney, Susan Thompson, Mindy Kora, Wayne Kaiser, myself and another visit from Debbie Shupe, Diana’s sister from Massachusetts.  We rode for 22.6 miles, leaving Utica Park at 6:05 PM.  We rode to Creagerstown, Rocky Ridge, Thurmont and back to Lewistown.  We got to see horses, cows, peacocks and the emu.  The weather was a wonderful surprise, since earlier the predictions were rainy.  It was a fun ride.  Thanks for all who came out! 

Terry Eskuchen