Join us for an Unbelievable weekend of fun and crazy hills. Some legendary stories and friendships result from this trip every year. You don't have to be a vet or good at hills to join - there's a course for everyone. You can just hang out at the lake. Deep Creek Lake is beautiful.
This year's Club Deep Creek Trip will be on the weekend of 29-31 July. Abby is your Board Member in charge and I'm honored to be her delegate for coordination. What's the difference between the club trip and others? The club pays for the campsites (you pay for the rest :) ). And we roll deep:
Running headcount: 55 (54 in campsites)
Max: 54 people (last year was 42)
10 Campsites for Friday, 29 Jul through Sunday, 31 Jul.
Arriving Friday for 2 nights. The campsites are a max of 6 people each and 2 cars. They are sites 6, 7, 9, 10, 18, 19, 88, 89, 90, and 91
Don't sweat which site you're at. They are very close together and it's really easy camping. Not much difference at all between sites.
Send me an email using our swell new email feature (thanks board) and I'll send you the google spreadsheet where you can enter your info. On the spreadsheet:
Your speed in mph - This is your usual biking speed on a flat road. Ex. 16-18 mph. Just a comparative estimate on your normal rides, or on your races. Don't try to guess your speed at Deep Creek. This will help us group up. If you can be a camping spot Point of Contact (POC). I'll change the reservation to your name. Mostly this is just for good C&C. (note: the club is Not responsible for your transportation. You should coordinate your own based on the information).
If we get less people we can subtract sites and if we get more we can add. The campsites do fill up so the sooner we realize we need more the better chance of gettinge additional sites.
Travel, Arrive, Campsite setup, etc.
0800 hrs: Ride
Meet at Discovery Center – Deep Creek Lake State Park
898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD 21561
PICTURE! Allow a few minutes for this, so try to show up at 0800 :) Trust us, you will not want to take a picture After these rides...
A: Diabolical Double 88
B: SavageMan Half Bike Course (56miles) http://www.savagemantri.org/Bike_Course.html
C: SavageMan 30 Bike Course (22.9 miles) http://www.savagemantri.org/Bike_Course_Intl.html
1300 hrs (1 pm): Lunch on your own
1430 hrs (2:30 pm): Swim
Near the Discovery Center very close to the bridge on State Park Rd
that goes over the lake at the entrance to the cove
[1600 hrs (4:00 pm): A very optional run. Honestly all but the
heartiest skipped this last year and prepped for dinner instead.
Pick up Savageman run course. Up State Park Rd and taking the fire
trail up to the Fire Tower and back was somewhere in 8-9 mile range
(plus the climb). If you run, dinner on your own at the campsite or Mountain State Brewing.]
1700 hrs (5 pm): Dinner (Chowtime)
Mountain State Brewing
6690 Sang Run Road
McHenry, MD 21541
0700 hrs: Optional swim
Near the Discovery Center very close to the bridge on State Park Rd that goes over the lake at the entrance to the cove
0830 hrs: Ride / Run
Leave from the campsites
A: SavageMan Half 56
B: SavageMan 30 Bike Course
C: Around Lake
Run: Pick up Savageman run course. Up State Park Rd and taking the fire trail up to the Fire Tower and back was somewhere in 8-9 mile range (plus the climb).
1330 hrs (1 pm): Lunch
On your own
You know I'll be there!
in. Although my "season" might be over by then, I can't resist some fun camping!
Tentative, based on schedule. Wouldn't need a camping spot.
In (which puts us at 9 for a running total)
I'm in too!
I want in!
What is it with you Americans and sleeping on the ground with a piece of plastic over your heads and then biking under hideous conditions afterward? Back in 'Nam we call that a refugee camp ... or Hanoi.
Initial campsites are reserved and listed in the original post. Don't sweat too much which campsite you are in. They are very similar and close together. Also we realized last year that POC is somewhat of a formality. On a camping difficulty scale of 1-10 this is a 0.75. Very similar to Lake Anna actually. I just need a POC to put the campsite in your name and for good C&C. Thanks.
Matt and I are in!
Simon, like last year, I'm IN.
5 weeks out from IM Wisc so I'm thinking good timing for peak training. Moooooo....