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Tuesday ride leaves ORR at 8:30am 7Aug2018 for 50 miles - BoyPrettyDownDairy - with two breaks - Wally's Rayville and Highs White Hall.
Start time revised to earlier.

Sunday 16&Over Ride from MWP at 9:29 for 43 miles. … d-ol-loop/

Dry or Sunshine has  me bringing a longer ride - Tom's good ol' loop - 43 mile version.  Snack at mile 30 - Veloccino.  Ride starts Hillside to Park Hts and returns Cuba, JJ to Thornton.

Originally scheduled ride was Glyndon Fig-8, but weather is somewhat improving so we will do the longer ride.

We have had some wet weather, so this short - for a weekend - ride is designed to fit in what has been a mid-morning break in rain.  Roads are likely to be damp to wet.  Ride will go if only occasional light drizzle.  Heavy/steady rain will cancel.

Loch Raven Drive has been repaved from Providence Rd to Morgan Mill.
Very nice!

Loch Raven Drive is being milled between Providence Rd and Morgan Mill.
LR Drive is again open between Providence Rd and Cromwell Bridge Rd.

Be prepared for rough roadway and likely paving.

I asked Jim Guild about the Accountants Burnout in light of the Club's 50th Anniversary.  Accountants Burnout Ride is Wednesday 18 April from TMP at 9:30 this year.

Jim says: I am not certain how long the burnout has existed, but would guess around 20 years.  If the BBC newsletters are archived someplace they would likely give some idea. I am all for playing it up and am looking forward to the ride.  Call it a 20 year anniversary – who knows for certain or cares?  As Mark says “It’s a gift”.   

The burnout route changed over the years.  I am not certain where the first Burnout was and who came.  Maybe a 75 miler from Westminster to Woodsboro (how about the sign-up sheets – are they archived?  My guess for the first would be Mark T., Phil F., Jim K. and some others).  Mark & I scouted the RedRum ride in early summertime many years ago and we knew it was a keeper on the ride up South Mountain.  We were a lot fitter then so the climb did not bother us like it can now.  We stopped several times on the mountain because blackberries, I think, were in full bloom and found in abundance along the climb.  There were several cars stopped with people picking the berries.  We changed the ending of the route which originally came back along Conover or Harney from the west across the steel grated bridge into “Harney” that has hurt a few cyclists.  I do not remember doing the ride again any later than mid-May so no further berry stops.  However, I am close in Gettysburg so maybe sometime this summer.

I think we did “Coxey Brown” for one or two burnouts, but there were several complaints that it was too hard for mid-April.   

Rural Roads Meeting

The Department of Public Works will hold its tenth annual public meeting to discuss rural roads, bridges, repaving and traffic issues on Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Agriculture Center, located at 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030. The meeting fulfills the County’s pledge to meet annually with residents interested in preserving the rural character of the County and to apprise them of infrastructure plans.

Information: Call the Department of Public Works Director's Office at 410 887-2171.

Apr-08-18 05:20 pm
affects all of the Seven Towns/Seven Valleys rides
Forum: Road Problems

There is a cuesheet for 7T7V using Blue Hills for when Rt216 is closed which would work. Blue Hill version from 2009 when last time a bridge closed Smoketown Rd.  Adds some climbing instead of the fast roll on Glenville.

See: Seven Towns and Seven Valleys Blue Hill

James Gagne wrote:

Ed, wouldn't taking a right on Stone Church before tracks and then left onto Main, then left again onto Creamery back to Rt 216 after the tracks work.

Seems like Stone Bridge to Creamery should work.

PennDOT wrote: … newsid=655
Replace Three Bridges in Southwestern York County

​Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced 03/19/2018 that on Monday, April 2, weather permitting, its contractor will close the bridge on Route 216 over the Codorus Creek near the Village of Brodbecks at the Codorus-Manheim Township Line in southwestern York County and begin demolition work in preparation to remove and replace the existing 89-year-old structurally deficient bridge. This section of Route 216, locally known as Blooming Grove Road, averages 3,700 vehicles traveled daily.

PennDOT advises motorists that Route 216 will be closed to through traffic between Smoketown Road and Stone Church Road for up to 203 days while the bridge is replaced.

Until then, a detour which follows Manheim Road and Glenville Road is available for motorists. Milling and paving work may be conducted after the bridge is opened to traffic under short-term single-lane alternating traffic patterns.

Ride added for Sunday 8 April.  The temperature is right, but sky will maybe be clear rather than overcast, for the occasionally offered, not to be missed, cuesheet-challenged, roll up Falls to Roller from Meadowood.  44 miles, bring a snack for the turn-around, possible stop at  Veloccino or John Browns Coffee.

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