My final ride for the K Hound was special in several ways - people, place and time. We timed that day's ride to also be during the winter solstice and I hit the 10,000K spot just before the solstice. It was great to do the ride with several of my Severna Park Peloton friends, including two who joined me at LOL (Bryan and Earl), two members of my Fleche team (Bill and Steve) and one of our newest RUSA members who I took on his first RUSA 200k in October (Mick). It was nice to have friends along for this and many of the other rides toward the end of the year as the days turned colder and darker. The route was also one that I did numerous times this year; many thanks to Gardner Duvall as he owns the four routes that start in Severna Park.The challenge of getting to a K Hound was a great one. I really liked the mix of perms and brevets and especially the big events (CCCR 1200, LOL 1000, Appalachian Adventure 1000)! ... Scott Cone
Scott is the third all-time Marylander to achieve K-Hound status.
- First-time K-Hound: Scott Cone (RUSA #8329)
- Date: December 21, 2014
- Where: Spewachr 107k perm, route # 1481
- K-Hound Moment: On Waugh Chapel Road almost to a coffee stop at Zu Coffee (Waugh Chapel and Rt. 3), just as the sun was fading on the shortest day of the year.
- Ride Partners: Bryan Nelson, Earl Janssen, Bill Cunningham, Steve Hahn and Mick McGuire
|L to R: Bill, Scott, Bryan, Earl and Steve. [Photo by Mick McGuire.]|
Congratulations, Scott! Welcome to the Klub!