Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Wash. Grove, MD
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Allez 24-Speed Road Bike
Able-bodied/Disabled Long-Distance, etc.
To better explain the subject title-
I have had a congenital brain aneurysm, and congenital Hydrocephalus, for forty-five(almost forty-six) years. As a result of the six brain surgeries I had by 9yrs.-old(1976), I have Epilepsy.
I got back into cycling, in 2003, after a six-year lay off. Prior to that, it had been sixteen years.
Well, Now I am a very experienced cyclist. Except for the long-distance aspect. While I have gone long distances(20-50mi.) within the D.C.-Metro region, that is just biking in 'suburbia'. So, I would always be near someone, be it business, or residential. That could help me in an emergency.
When I was on my way to the starting point of a club ride, in 2007, I had to go through DC to get there. I crashed on Wisc. Ave., due to a pothole. Luckily, When the accident happened, it was across the street from the USVP's residence, and the headquarters for the U.S. Secret Service. The U.S. Secret Service were the 'first responders', before the DC Fire Department.
The reason for my question is that, I want to do a long-distance(50mi.) ride to the center of Frederick County(Maryland), (the next county north of my house) by going on a lot of lightly traveled, and sparsely populated, back roads. But I am interested in what others have done, in a situation like this, were there to be an emergency?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Chris516; 03-10-13 at 11:18 PM.