Monthly Archives: October 2015

Axe Murder Ride

Starts at Myersville Park and Ride.  This ride visits the important sites associated with an axe murder from the early twentieth century. To get the full effect you need to ride it with with Doug Stull, our amateur historian. Doug frequently leads the ride around Halloween. The ride is 44 miles long with options of 37 and 22 miles.  Submitted by Doug Stull.   cue_sheet

October 31, 2015 (Sat) 9:00 AM CC pace (12-14 MPH)  44 miles Myersville Park and Ride

Back by popular demand, the Axe Murder Ride will pass through the communities of Myersville, Pleasant Walk, Smithsburg, Cavetown, Funkstown, Smoketown and others. This scenic ride will be hilly. No one will be dropped, and I would like to regroup at key places on the route that are mentioned in the newspaper article.

I will post the article on the Frederick Pedalers Yahoo Group as a reading assignment before the ride. The headlines are “THE SHOCKING DEED OF AN INSANE MAN” and below that is “THE ENTIRE BODY REDUCED TO SMALL BITS.” Read the article and think about the transportation, communication and crime scene investigation techniques of today versus 1908. These changes are the real theme of the ride, not the crime that occurred in that one room cabin.

There is a bail-out point at about 10 miles into the ride for anyone who doesn’t want to ride into Washington County. The cue sheet also has a 36 mile option and the bail-out option would be about 21.5 miles.

Slow and Easy Utica Thursday Rides

When: Thursdays September 24 – October 29, 2015

Where:Starting October 8 it has changed to Glade Elementary School

Length: TBD

Leader: Tom Moore

Ride Description:  The Slow and Easy Utica Ride has moved from Wednesday to Thursday from September 24 thru October 29.  On September 24 and October 1, the ride starts at 6:00 PM.  On October 8, the ride starts at 5:30 PM.  The ride will either remain at 5:30 PM during October or it may start earlier as the sunset gets earlier.  (Check with ride leader for start time.)  These are social rides, paced for the riders who attend, so the rides may be faster than D pace.

Fall Century

Frederick Pedalers Century: Saturday, October 10 @ 0730 @ Utica District Park.  About the flattest century you can do around here.  Cue sheets and GPX files are on the web site.  100 miles; shortcuts of 85 and 64 miles; lots of stores – at 18, 42, 48, 56, 68 and 82 miles.  Total climbing 3400 feet. We visit Emmitsburg, Bonneauville, McSherrystown, Littlestown, Taneytown.

2015 Fall Century Cue Sheet

Metric Century: Saturday October 10 @ 9:00 am @ Emmitsburg McDonald’s; 64.6 miles; shortcuts of 49 and 27 miles.  Entire metric route is contained within the full century, so you can ride with friends who are doing the full century.  Stores at 24, 30, 38 and 51.  Total climbing 2130 feet. We visit Bonneauville, McSherrystown, Littlestown, Taneytown.

2015 Metric Century Cue Sheet