Sunday, August 01, 2010

Catoctin Challenge

Saturday 100 mile ride for charity at the 2010 Catoctin Challenge with some Frederick neighbors.
(l to r:  Saylor, Me, Tim, Randy)

We left Frederick Community College a little before 8am and hit some beautiful and new to me roads up to Gettysburg.  A brief tour of the battlefields and we were at our 60 mile lunch stop at the Land of Little Horses. 
The last 40 included some beastly climbs including Bingaman, Zoo, Iron Springs, and Gum Springs.  I rolled into the barn with a fast group of Pittsburghers.  We were welcomed by amenities rarely seen at group ride events:  hot (or cold) showers, assorted beverages, massage, steak & caesar salad dinner, Greg Lemond, live music, comedy show, movie montage of the day's ride.
My family rolled in as I got out of the shower.  We had some fun watching Kiss, playing with paper airplanes, and eating dinner.  Everyone was having a great time.

Sunday 45ish miles with alot of climbing including the partial dirt Eylers Valley and the uber steep Eylers Valley Flint and Putnam Roads.

Great event.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to the event.  I raised $1895 for Catoctin Charities which went into the total of $106,000 for the event which will be split between Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County and

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