OK, Nutcakes, its Paw-Paw season! Ya’ll know what a Paw-Paw is dontcha? Also known as the Hillbilly Mango, its one of the best fruits you’ve never eaten. Check it out here is the link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asimina_triloba . So anyway, these suckers grow wild around here in these parts and they get ripe this time of year so we are going to do our long run in honor of these fruits and hopefully find some along the trail (psst, I know where there are some Paw-Paw trees along our run!) My question, however, is this: if your Dad gives you one of these fruits does that make it a Pa-Pa Paw-Paw? Or if you eat too many do you end up having a Paw-Paw Poo-Poo? Ba-Da-Boom! Sorry, that was bad…sigh…I’ll stop… Anyway, we got cooler temps for tomorrow, maybe a little precip but a LOT better than what we have been dealing with weather-wise. Fall race season is rapidly approaching so c’mon out and slap yer feet on some gorgeous MoCo single-track and maybe harvest a paw-paw or two. We’ll be doing an out’n’back course this week with some options to extend for longer mileage. From Riley’s Lock we’ll head up to the Seneca Bluffs Trail and take it up to Rt. 28, turn around and head back. Folks can go on up past 28 to Black Rock Mill to add some miles on or add on along the C&O Canal if they want. This is a gem of a trail. Great scenery. And, maybe, some Paw-Paws!
Location: 13015 Rileys Lock Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837
Coords: 39.069183, -77.339993
When: 0730 Saturday
Distance: 14 miles round trip (less or more if you want)
OK, here is some other really important stuff. Read on:
*** Stone Millers! In agreement with Sir Barry Hauptman (Stone Mill Race Director extroadinaire) Muddy Shoes will be hosting and sponsoring the Stone Mill Course Preview Runs in the month of October leading up to the race. Over the span of four weekends we will hold preview runs on different sections of the course eventually covering every inch of it. Great way to learn what is coming at ya. Aid will be provided and donations will be accepted 🙂 Also looking for volunteers to help pull these runs off (flagging, putting aid out, etc.) For more info check out the Stone Mill 50 website https://www.stone-mill-50-mile.org/course-training-runs/
Dates for the runs
Preview Run #1 – 13 October
Preview Run #2 – 20 October
Preview Run #3 – 27 October
Preview Run #4 – 3 November
All runs on Saturday, all start at 0730.
Locations will be posted.
*** Mark your calendars! The Muddy Shoes Phantastic Phall Phat Ass will be Sunday 11 November (Veterans Day!). There will be a Half Marathon and 10K option. Great after party too! This also is a great taper run for the Stone Mill 50 Miler the following weekend. Race Director Robin Sheperd puts on a great event.
*** Check out our Muddy Shoes merch! We got Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets/stickers ($1). They are going fast! Get yours from Robin (Hats), Phil (Hats, Buffs, Magnets/stickers) or Mike Chau (Buffs and magnets/stickers ($1). ). US Dollars only!
OK C U there!
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