Saturday, November 10, 2012

Veterans' Day

We had a great ride last Saturday in Wayne, taking advantage of some nice late-season riding weather.  A good group of nine of us rode in crisp, sunny late-Fall conditions, stopping at the Wing & Kent round cemeteries, the Home Nest Farm scenic overlook, and the warm confines of the Wayne General Store.  The weather this weekend looks favorable for a Veterans' Day ride on Sunday in Mount Vernon - for all you KVBC veterans this may be your last chance to get in a group ride this year!  We will reprise part of the arrowed Mount Vernon ride from last June - there is a hilly 14-mile option, and a more ambitious 29-mile option that also takes in a delightful run along the Chesterville Esker.  We may also get together after the ride at the cafe in Mount Vernon (which closes at 2pm).  Hope to see you there!
Sunday, November 11th - MOUNT VERNON
"Veterans' Day" - a KVBC veterans' ride past many of the hidden ponds and lakes in Mount Vernon, Fayette, Chesterville, and Vienna.
START:  10:30 AM, Mount Vernon Post Office, just off Rt. 41 on Main Street in Mount Vernon.
DISTANCE:  14 and 29 miles.
TERRAIN:  Rolling with a few good hills.
HIGHLIGHTS:  rural back roads winding through many small ponds and lakes; longer loop runs across the top of the Chesterville Esker.  Possible post-ride get-together at the cafe in Mt. Vernon village.
LEADER:  Jim Merrick.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hallows and Gallows

"Bring out your Dead" - Cycling Undertaker, Netherlands

I hope everyone stayed high and dry during the past storm.  The weekend is looking much better - cool and dry - so it's time for a final, post-Halloween, pre-Election, apocalyptic ride!  We'll meet in Wayne at the Elementary School and work our way past the historic "Wing Ring" cemetery and up to Kents Hill, scene of an unsolved murder many years past, and we may stop at the Apple Shed and talk about what life will be like next Wednesday.  Will there be a turnover?  Apple or raspberry?  Even if your taste by now may lean to hermits, come find out!  We'll see you then!

Saturday, November 3rd - WAYNE
"Hallows and Gallows" - a post-Halloween ride featuring some historic cemeteries.
START:  10:30 AM at the Wayne Elementary School, 48 Pond Road, Wayne.
DISTANCE:  15-20 miles.
TERRAIN:  moderate, creepy in spots.
HIGHLIGHTS:  the Wing family cemetery, the Kents Hill orchard, perhaps a notorious historic crime scene, and other local haunts.
LEADER:  Jim Merrick.