August Scramble, 8.31, MD
So itís coming up soon folks. Get your excuses into the wife/husband/employer. The date is set for the 31st, and the ride is gunna be a corker. No route details yet, except to say there is going to be some climbing, loads of dirt, and maybe a stream crossing or two. Letís go on the record here and say itís not gunna be a ride for folks who think riding road bikes off road is a bad idea. Until further notice, lets say sub 50 miles, a big break in the middle, bring your lunch, and expect to be in the saddle for quite a few hours.
Letís say: Leave 5 east 7th street, Frederick, MD at 10Am. Meet here at 9 for coffee and donuts, if you want. Let me know though. Try to be back by 6, but you know how these rides goÖ As is always the case, be smart and bring: plenty of grub, water, liquor, and a blinky light.
I have a spoke card, and it might be the dopest one yet. Itís a diamond! http://ridelugged.com/2008/08/17/aug...nday-the-31st/
For more details follow that Link!
Ride reports from past ridelugged rides can be found at ridelugged.com just search for 'ramble'.
You dont have to be fast, you just need a high tolerance for a variety of road conditions, lots of social stops, and heaps of beer at the end. Newcomers always welcome.
Historical Note: Scrambles started in England in the 1920s, before Cyclocross came over from France. They were rough stuff races held over just a few miles, say 16. The rides were so challenging that often racers' fastest times were 2.5 hours plus! Scrambles were like modern mountain bike rides, only everyone was riding bad old english touring bikes with three or no speeds, bad brakes, steel rims, and so on. It is in this spirit of wrong bike for the situation that we present the August Scramble. It aint no ordinary bike ride!