'09 Cannondale CAAD9 - Team Latitude/ABRT Special.
'04 Lemond Victorie Ti
'98 IF Crown Jewel (dead)
'92 Trek2100 (TT)
'50 something Gino Bartali (fixer)
'02 Ducati ST4s (Moto-Ref mount)
Princeton Sports - their Columbia store) has Tuesday night rides. A group leaves at 6PM - 16 - 22MPH. Another group leaves at 6:30PM - its an 18 mile ride for women preparing for the triathlon (although anyone can ride it). MY husband and I plan on doing the 18 miler tonight.
As long as I'm there you'll be fine - haha!
ill be there on my black and blue tirreno razza, cycling shorts and t shirt...
struggling to keep with the pack haha...
first group ride btw, any etiquette i should know of?
Look for us - I'll be in black shorts and so will my husband - heheh. I am old, fat and short in a yellow cycling shirt. My husband (Jim) is tall and thin - black and red Colnago jersey. I'll be on a Silver Trek. Look for us - we'll give you some pointers.
What is Liberty Rd. like between Wards Chapel and Sykesville rd?
Planning on linking up with a BBC ride at Liberty highschool.
I would likely encounter this stretch very early AM sunday, then again later that afternoon.
Am I dead meat? Doesn't seem like any other route NW/SE in there.
Last edited by greaterbrown; 07-30-08 at 12:56 PM.
Back in May I moved from my digs in the Odenton / Severn area and planted myself in Clavert County in Chesapeake Beach. There are lots of great roads to ride in this area and was wondering if any of you Marylanders are from this area or ride here often.
I'm getting more settled into the new place and I think I can try to get out on the bike again some more now. I'm determined to ride at least three nights a week and at least once on the weekend for a little longer ride.
I have really packed on the pounds since last year and need to get on the stick pretty bad.
Cheers from Chesapeake Beach
It's been over a few years since I've been that way but if my memory is correct there is a 3-4' shoulder that gets a bit tight when a big fast truck goes by and once you get into town it goes into a 4 lane road with no shoulders and a 50mph speed limit. Basically it's an ok route.
Since you are using Google Maps there is something cool you can do now. Paste this
Notes: Green and yellow are good biking roads, red is generally not that good to bike on but the BLOC does not take into account cars ability to go around you. So for the VC multi lanes roads, universal turn lanes or frequent breaks in on coming traffic can be comfortable as well.
Last edited by The Human Car; 07-30-08 at 02:33 PM.
My bad. I am using Druid Park/Gwynns Falls/Franklintown to get out of town. Just didn't make the changes in gmaps because I knew my way in that section. -GB
photos and the Signal broadcast on YPR
I think it's cool that an old car garage is getting a second life as a bike co-op, and then it just gets better.
A lot of bike things are just budding in Baltimore. I don't think we have arrived at being cool just yet, but there is so much potential all around and that alone accounts for something.
Long time, no talk to, computer had issues.
I have finally ordered my new bike, GTR GT Pro rival, be here in a week.
$1700, plus $170 in point, you can't beat that.
I got the wife and my mom into biking, wife is even looking at a Felt road bike and is getting new gloves, helmet, shorts and jersey. My mom want to go to the bike store to look at bikes also as she wants a road bike.
How great is this!
She and I have been on several rides, today was the longest for us together. We did loch raven, 750 feet of climbing, 11 miles total, loch raven to cromwell to goucher and turned around. she did realy good, never bailed on her 10yo mountain bike with knobbies.
2 more things
-wife wants slicks on the mtb
-she said my pb superfash is too dim, so at some point I will be getting a dionotte 140l, woo hoo.
So what did everyone else do this weekend?
Did you find some nice routes out of Stone Harbor while you were on vacation? I am from Maryland as well and venture to Sea Isle City, NJ at least twice a year. I usually get in over 200 miles for the week and have discovered some nice routes throughout Cape May area and have even ventured north towards Mays Landing. Sometimes you will get lucky and find someone else to ride with, which makes the ride more enjoyable. As far as Maryland cycling, I am from St. Mary's County, and mostly cycle in St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles Counties.
Route Verte, Lachine canal, Le petite train du Nord, Jacque Cartier and other trails were all in excellent condition and handled the rain quite well. There was a lot of rain but a lot of sun and excellent temps...forgot what humidity felt like. Great to be back and it seems like the local weather ain't too shabby but the the local creme brulee ain't up to par Charlie
PS: Camera sucked, still trying to retrieve images.
Hey Harry I didn't see you
Was it your birthday? Can't wait to see the new bike some time.
Hey, if you rode Loch Raven on Saturday, they close Loch Raven Dr (the other end, not the end that you rode) from motor traffic on weekends, but bikes are still allowed. It's really great riding through there without having to worry about cars.
Last edited by NoRacer; 08-03-08 at 07:55 PM.
2009 mileage = 14,738 miles; 2010 mileage = 15,234 miles; 2011 mileage = 17,344 miles; 2012 mileage = 11,414 miles; 2013 = 12,169