WCentral MD, SCentral PA, WV Panhandle Ride
I'm looking to put together a ride on the backroads starting out around Frederick or Hagerstown Md or Gettysburg Pa area (even Hanover would do) sometime in mid to late May, although early June would do (although the !st weekend in June is out; I have booth at the Ride Across Maryland in OC). Probably a two-day event (a Saturday leg and a Sunday leg, for those that could only do one or the other), exploring the twisty roads of PA's state forests up north of Waynesboro in the area, plus a shot through Md wine country, and maybe blitz the switchbacks through Paw-Paw WV.
Memorial weekend is out. I don't do rides on holiday weekends...too many folks get kilt by tired, crabby, distracted or drunk cagers.
I'm going to start putting together a ride agenda and maps; I'm taking suggestions for dates, routes, suggested eating places and staging point(s) that would be convienient to as many as possible.
Warning: My route preferences tend to run towards the tight/twisty/gnarly variety with lots of elevation changes, so if you are looking for a rambling cruise on the Interstate...this ain't it. If you like challenging roads with spectacular scenery we'll have fun. Bring rain gear. ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED.
If enough folks show up, we'll break into smaller groups based on experience and ability; if it's just a few, the pace will be based on the least experienced rider.........everbody learns and has fun, nobody gets left behind, and everybody goes home in one piece.
Let me know if there is any interest/suggestions.