There are a number of critical issues to pass along that I have forgotten to mention on previous posts.
1. Butlers Restaurant in Bladensburg is under new management and name, "Mz B's" is the new name but we have been assured the pancakes are as good as ever. There will be an organized ride to trek to the restaurant and find out for ourselves. Flyin Tuna will lead both the ride and the eating. More to come.
2. A new cycling club has been formed called, "The Cycling Club" Don't know much about it other than a web site is being created and soon the group will begin posting ride opportunities.
3. Allison Nuovo, who frequently rode the Thursday evening COP rides, won the Lake Hope race as part of the Ohio Spring Race Series, this past weekend. Ever since she took a 15 mile pull into the wind during a Saturday ride last year, during which I sat in for the duration, I knew that woman was bound for greatness. Kayla Starr came in 2nd. Looking at the men's Cat 4 & 3 results I saw several familiar names, most of whom also ride Thursdays including Marty Sedluk, Jon Morgan, Rick Miller, Pete Czerwinski, Danny Alarcon, Younger Phenom Nick, Young Phenom Logan,Terry Griffiths and Mitch Tallen.
4. Trail Building!!! From John an Kyle:
We would like to have another trail day on Saturday April 6 at 10:00. This would be on Saturday to avoid any issues people might have with Easter Sunday.
The goal is to finish the trail across the creek and up the hill. We'd like to get 3 more trail days in by the end of May to complete the 2 miles of single track in phase 1. As always, gloves, pruners, garden rakes and trail tools are good to have. Bring water for yourselves. It is probably equidistant to walk from the northwest corner of the park off Mounts Road or park by the gas well on Mounts Road and walk north. I would say, park near the gas well and walk north. If there isn't a gate there, you could
probably drive north on the multi-use trail.