Since us COGgers can't sit still, even in the dead of winter, I wanted to let ya'll know of a couple of Mid-Atlantic Region COG rides coming up in the near future. As with all COG rides, everyone is welcome. The first one, in Feb., will start out in Gordonsville, VA. We will meet at the Inwood Restaurant (540-832-3411) on Route 15, just north of the roundabout in Gordonsville, VA, at 9 AM Sunday morning February 21st. A ride will follow, weather permitting. Hope for blue skies and clean roads; this is normally the coldest ride of the year. Got electrics? The next one, our (13th. ??) annual Crab Cakes Ride, will be an overnighter (AKA camping) on Mar. 27 and 28. We will meet at Holly's Restaurant located east of the Bay Bridge on the service road on the north side of Rt. 50 at exit 43B, heading east (exit 43A if youre heading west). Directions and a map are available at www.hollsrest.com. We plan to meet for breakfast at 9:00 am (Sat. morning) and will depart the restaurant around 10 am and ride the eastern shore of Maryland and Delaware. The ride will end at Elk Neck State Park in North East Maryland where we will camp for the night. Campsites allow 2 tents per site. Hookup with a COG friend, or other inmate, and make reservations by calling 1.888.432.2267 or online at: reservations.dnr.state.md.us and ask for camp site #230 to #240 area which is close to the bath house. Reservation have been made at Woodys Crab House in North East MD for dinner Sat. night at 6:30 pm for, what else, crab cakes. Woodys is located at 29 South Main Street if you cannot make the ride and want to join us for the evening please let me know so I can put your name on the list for dinner. Sunday morning we have reservations at Pier 1 Restaurant for breakfast at 8.30 am. This is located at 1 North Main Street, North East MD. And finally, there may be another impromptu ride starting out in Port Royal (VA) later this month. We usually meet up at Hornes Restaurant for breakfast, then head off, again, somewhere. Stay tuned to this station for updates as we piece this one together. Hope ya'll can make one, or all of these events.