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Old 12-26-08, 10:44 AM   #2776
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Any semi-local centuries going on saturday, anyone want to make one? I should be free for an all
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Williamsport is just way to far to go for me, 3 plus hours of driving total, yikes.
Round trip it's over 3 hours.

It's only 1 hour and 40 minutes out according to my GPS (using fastest route to cover 87 miles).

The weather is suppose to be a high of 61F / low of 36F there tomorrow with 72% humidity, S wind at 9 mph.
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just got this anyone interested here? Thinking of parking at the PNR in catonsville or at the inlaws in lansdowne and heading to the train station so I can get in 80 plus miles.

Sat. 10:30 am Enchanted forest S.C. Ellicott city ,Md.
HILLY! 60 mile ride to / thru Carroll Co.(mostly low traffic roads:-)
Lunch midway @ farm store with deli,tables & restrooms

(REALLY loooooooooooooooong ride-meet me @ train station - Main st. Ellicott city @ 9:50 am = 70+miles :-)
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Sat. 10:30 am Enchanted forest S.C. Ellicott city ,Md.
HILLY! 60 mile ride to / thru Carroll Co.(mostly low traffic roads:-)
Lunch midway @ farm store with deli,tables & restrooms

(REALLY loooooooooooooooong ride-meet me @ train station - Main st. Ellicott city @ 9:50 am = 70+miles :-)[/QUOTE]

Is this a bbc ride? Don't see it on the site.

Woke up this morning, fought the desire to hibernate and got out my mt. bike. Headed over to Loch Raven, rode the same trails I ran yesterday. Boy, I've forgotten how hard mt. biking can be, no smooth cruising along behind someones wheel. Climbing slippery wheel sucking muddy inclines, jumping over logs, roots, rocks-repeat. Fun though. I need to get out more and polish my bike handling skills. I walked my bike over the water hazards, getting wet on winter rides is not wise. Josh, I was at Dicks and bought a couple of those Underarmour type base layers from Reebok. I didn't like how tight the large was so got XL instead. Probably should have gotten the large as I think they keep you warmer when they're really tight.

I'm not committing to anything yet for tomorrow. The 3.5 drive time is making me shy away from heading west. Maybe I'll do this century to Gettysburg that I've been putting off.

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It was on BBCTalk. Also expect this to be a fast pace ride.
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Well I can avg from 10-12mph on a good day with some fast paced sprintting to 13. These guys better hope they can keep up with me.

Should be about 50 degrees @ ride start, it'll be nice to ride w/o the yellow jacket and winter pants for a change. Worse case if its chilly I'll bring them then I can stash them in the jersey and look like a hunchback.
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[/QUOTE] I've forgotten how hard mt. biking can be, no smooth cruising along behind someones wheel. Climbing slippery wheel sucking muddy inclines, jumping over logs, roots, rocks-repeat. Fun though. I need to get out more and polish my bike handling skills. I walked my bike over the water hazards, getting wet on winter rides is not wise. Josh, I was at Dicks and bought a couple of those Underarmour type base layers from Reebok. I didn't like how tight the large was so got XL instead. Probably should have gotten the large as I think they keep you warmer when they're really tight. [/QUOTE]

You forgot to say "despite that, it still an awesome ride", I soooo miss mountain biking, I still haven't put the knobbies back on, what a slacker.


On the reebok, I own 2 ua like shirts, one is no-name and medium. nice and tight. The reeboks are good always keep me warm however around the wrist they seem looser than they should be and the collar could be tighter. Still great for $22 bucks, I didn't get out sunday to buy the wife the reebok, by the time I got out monday white matsh dicks only had xxl, I had to go to 3 dicks (haha) to get them for her. She loves them though, now shecan leave my stuff alone.
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Back to mt. biking.

Josh-It was definitely fun though after at least six or so years away from it I need to get used to it, getting a lower gear, climbing in the saddle so the back wheel doesn't spin out. Funny how familiar the trails are even after that many years. I did about 1.5 hours of riding, not a lot but got my hr up pretty good the whole time and burned some calories, oh yah and it was fun! I wasn't complaining about it just saying how different it is after being used to the road. I should have taken pics of my bike, covered in mud. You don't get bored on the mt bike, you take your eyes off your line and you're screwed.
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http://www.bimactive.com/live

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looks potentially interesting. But the login shows your completed ride from yesterday

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I just logged on and it looks like he is in PA and he is pacing a parking lot.

Anyway any interest in getting together latter in the day for a ride?
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He's moving now, kinda weird watching him on a computer.
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ok yea that is pretty cool. I wish they supported my phone. Actually I could see this being useful as a safety device for times I take long solo rides in the middle of nowhere.

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looks potentially interesting. But the login shows your completed ride from yesterday

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Sorry about that. Williamport is a GPS dead zone, at least, for my cell phone. I can't get a signal.

So, I didn't start the Live Tracking until nearly 30 miles into the ride--at the first rest stop.
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ok yea that is pretty cool. I wish they supported my phone. Actually I could see this being useful as a safety device for times I take long solo rides in the middle of nowhere.

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Safety device, yup! That's what most people on the BiM Forum have been clamouring about--wanting it as a safety device so spouses can see where they are. If someone hasn't moved in a long time, it may signal a problem.
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From today's ride: Tour de Tiny Town

Here's Tiny World:
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I'll post a ride report later, but for now, please enjoy the crappy cell phone pix.
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Today's ride, Sunday, can be tracked using the same user name and password as yesterday.

Today, we'll be heading from Thurmont, MD to Dover, PA.

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6 miles in with an avg speed of 9mph...someone get a flat?

I've been using BIM for years, although I use my Garmin Edge instead of my phone, so no live tracking for me, but I love the site.
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Today, we'll be heading from Thurmont, MD to Dover, PA.

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6 miles in with an avg speed of 9mph...someone get a flat?

I've been using BIM for years, although I use my Garmin Edge instead of my phone, so no live tracking for me, but I love the site.
In Noracers defense-I think the Bim feature doesn't filter out stop times, so not a moving average. If you click on the red dots you get the split speeds which would be more accurate.

I'm impressed that he and the rest of the DCRand folks do these centuries back to back, in all types of weather. I imagine they'll get a bit wet today. Yesterday was good though though not as warm as I had prepared for-no worries-good ride.
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Saturday Ride report

Carl from BBC's Ride from Ellicot City to ever hill he could think of, cuesheet and route map
http://baltobikeclub.org/uploads/eDn...FS_059_01m.pdf

Got the wife to take me to the ride as the original plan was to go right home when done, I wanted to start at the Catonsville PNR, however the wife was concerned about the fog and the slick roads when I decend down into the valley, I wasn't going to argue I was just happy to have the entire day to ride.

Expected it to be a nice 50/60 degree day, I wore the underarmour as it was about 40 when the ride started. I brought the windbreaker just in case.

Got to the BO Museum and met Carl and Moji(aka mike), we then rode to the Enchanted forest park and ride, where we met Janet Goldsten, she had some tire issues and once they were resolved we were on the way.


I acted as Carl's mudflap for the first few miles, roads were all wet it made decents fun.

In the first few miles we had a hairpin 20% plus grade and I was soooo hoping my wheel didn't slip, then with all the descending we did my hands got cold, I only brought the fleece lightweight gloves. Plenty of long climbs.

Eventually me and Moji(aka mike), split off from carl and janet. We got quite a lead over them, then we missed a turn the cue sheet said Deer park when it should have said nicademius, apprarently if you make a r its deer park and left its nicademius, but the deerpark sign was gone? So we ended up 3 miles passed it @ Rt 140, we finally made our way to the farm store and caught Janet leaving, Carl hung around for a little bit and he was off, both of them were never seen again. The temp yesterday never got over 48, I had to put the jacket on and the balaclava, long decents get cold. Sun came out around mile 60 or so.We then got to Ellicot City and we were sitting at the light halfway in main street, cars backed up and stopped. I went left and rode in between lanes (I know dangerous stuff) one foot clipped in and one out till I got to the bridge. Better than squeezing between park cars,door opening and sidewalks. Stopped at the trolly stop and put the back up rechargable in the dinotte and they were dead, over 2 years old, prob junk anyway. So I put my second back up set in (regular engergizers), turn on the pbsf, just in case cutting though the city (the original plan)

I then after 70 miles of brutal climbing, climbed frederick road which in case you don't know is all climbing from main st to rolling road. Went though Catonsville and Arbutus. I stopped at the inlaws to call the wife and then head home. Sure enough they had Pizza, Pizza is my Kryptonite once I saw that ride over.

I did see about 6 other rides out riding and another 4 at coffee houses.

Good ride plenty of climbing, felt good.
14.5 mph avg
80 miles total
Almost 6 hours of ride time.
Don't know the exact elvation gain, Carl said he thinks it is 4200 for the 60 miles ride, I think it well over that, lots of long climbs. Very little flat ground if any.

I wouldn't mind more rides starting in Catonsville the surround area is great for climbs and low traffic roads, not to far from home and close enough I can ride there and back.

Anyone looking to ride during the week, hit me up, semi short notice ok.

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I'm impressed that he and the rest of the DCRand folks do these centuries back to back, in all types of weather. I imagine they'll get a bit wet today. Yesterday was good though though not as warm as I had prepared for-no worries-good ride.
I was sitting here thinking the same thing, I need to recover from my century rides, I don't know if I could do one back to back yet.

Maybe if it was on the eastern shore both times, but NR and the rands do all kinds of climbing, frederick, hagerstown, theres some hills out there.
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I was sitting here thinking the same thing, I need to recover from my century rides, I don't know if I could do one back to back yet.

Maybe if it was on the eastern shore both times, but NR and the rands do all kinds of climbing, frederick, hagerstown, theres some hills out there.
Josh-I hear you on recovery from 100+ rides. I think once your body is conditioned for the endurance then it's doable. Clearly the DCRand people have the endurance thing down.
I did their ride out of Williamsport(?) yesterday with NR, my riding friend Bennett, and a few of the regular DCRand people. This was my first ride with that group after following their exploits through NRacer for about a year now. Not easy for me to disappear for these all day rides, kids, lovely understanding wife etc.

Might as well give my ride report since NR is out there again today and we'll have to wait for his.
I was very close to not driving out there, but eventually forced myself to get on the road at 6am, thinking for sure I would miss the start. Driving towards Frederick in the early morning darkness thinking all I wanted to do was go back to bed. Weird thing about me is even though I love cycling I often have a hard time getting excited about getting on the saddle. It's once I'm in the saddle and into the ride that I come around, and even then there are some rides I enjoy and some that have me asking why I do it. Yesterday was good.

I got to the start and was relieved to see that people were just getting there and setting up their bikes. I quickly got my act together and was ready to go, Niterider light and small rear light just in case. This ride was quite tame compared to the elevations the DCRand group usually does, so didn't look like a problem getting back by dark.

We headed out as a group and then NR had to go back to the truck to get something, shortly after that I dropped my Cue sheet. I caught up to Bennett and we rode the first 30 to the rest stop. The whole time I had thought NR was behind me since he had to go back to the truck, fully expecting him to fly by me- but what he had actually done was caught back up to the group before I dropped my cue and had been with the group when they shot by me.

Quick break at the convenience store, bad coffee and some tiny chocolate donuts. I didn't eat before the ride but for an Odwalla bar.

We left as a group and pretty much stayed as a group, hanging behind Chuck and Crista's tandem and occasionally chasing down Bennett, he's a fast cadence guy, first noticed that in Montana where I met him.

Next stop was Tiny Town, a miniature village of sorts complete with church, gas station, farm, etc. We then proceeded to lunch, just a few more miles down the road. Refueled with a couple slices of pizza and off we go, about three yards and Bennett flats. One thing I do not like about winter cycling is pulling on a wet cap on my bald head, especially after being inside. Note-next ride bring spare skullcap.

Sometime after lunch Bennett, NR, and I were ahead of the group, then they got well ahead of me, so spent quite a few miles on my own, though I enjoyed that section immensely, warming up, lots of fast rolling farmland, oh and the delicious smells that accompany the farmland. Oh, weird thing, all day long I smelled this burning rubber smell, I think it was the ash they spread on the roads during the winter, or maybe it was the local folk burning trash.

I think I started to lose some will in my legs just before the last rest stop at 80 miles. I had been looking back often to see if I could see Crista, Chuck and the rest but they were not even close, out of sight, then all of the sudden whoosh they pass me. I latch on of course and enjoy the fast paced pull into the rest stop. After that last stop I hung with the group for a few miles then dropped off, keeping them in sight for a while then just backing off and trying to coax some energy out of my legs. Missed a turn towards the end but improvised my way back to the start ending with about 104.

All in all a good winter ride and not bad for not having ridden any considerable distance since the Monument ride.

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just for fun I checked this, 3 miles, over 600 feet climbing frederick rd alone.
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Tour de Tiny Town - The Saga (this took way to long to compose--next one won't be so detailed)

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Williamsport - the black hole for GPS--even screwed me up when I was navigating to the school. I had to call Crista for directions, because I couldn't even log on to my email to view the ride description which included the directions to the school. Once at the school, I still could not get a signal, so I did not record the first 30 miles of the ride, waiting until we got to the first rest stop to start BiM recording. So, if anyone tried to check out the ride using "Live Tracking" prior to that, they would have seen the last ride that I allowed to be monitored over "Live Tracking".

We had the following riders with us this day: Crista and Chuck, of course, Keith, Harry, Bennett, Maile, Gary, and me.

Because, I was running late--last one to arrive at the school--in my haste, I left my heavy gloves sitting on the bumper of my truck. Realizing this, I decided to go back after them. When I got back, they were right where I left them. Keith, who usually rides on his own, was still getting ready. I said goodbye to him for a second time and that I'd see him later.

I put the gloves on and set out to catch the group. It took a bit of effort, but I caught back on. A little after doing so, I see Harry drop off. I heard from the others that Harry had dropped his cue sheet. The group continued down the road and after a while Bennett dropped off to go see what happened to Harry. A bit later, they were spotted coming up from behind.

The first rest stop was in Marion, PA--mile 28.5 according to the cue sheet. This is where I started recording the route. We stayed long enough to have some coffee or hot chocolate and something to munch on--soft pretzel for me.

After the stop, we headed to New Franklin, then Scotland, PA. We were nearing Tinyworld (aka, Tiny Town) which is located on Rice Rd. There, several of us took pictures of the miniature buildings. It's rumored that the owner built these little buildings for his cats, and indeed, we saw one cat, but nothing that warranted a town. Also, there was a friendly little dog there. The dog seemed attracted to those who were wearing yellow--Gary in particular. We stayed at Tinyworld long enough that Keith caught up. I snapped a picture of him just after he arrived, but he stayed only a moment before heading down the road.

Lunch was at Pizza 'n Stuff in Shippensburg on King St. The pizza was good. Most of us had at least a slice with Bennett having spaghetti noodles with butter and Parmesian cheese and Chuck having a sub sandwhich. The lunch stop was at mile 23 of the recording. Apparently I left the application running, hence a 3 MPH split for that mile. As we started down the road, Bennett noticed he had a flat tire. So, Chuck and Crista and I stopped to help him while Harry rode after Maile and Gary to let them know what was going on. Shortly, Harry returned to where Bennett was repairing the flat.

Next, we headed to Fayetteville followed by Greencastle. Somewhere during this stretch Harry and Bennett went off the front. Feeling frisky (and after having spent a lot of time on the wheel of the tandem), I jumped after them. Somewhere along the line, Harry dropped off the pace that Bennett set. I continued on catching Bennett who had stopped at one of the cues. We continued together for awhile, but he had exhausted himself being off the front. I found that he couldn't hold my wheel, so I dropped him until I had to stop to get rid of some clothing. Once I pulled off my jacket, I was nice and cool, but he continued on, so I was back into persuit mode catching him and dropping him once again. I rode into Greencastle--the next rest stop. About a minute or so later, Bennett pulls in. next came Harry, followed minutes later by the rest of the group.

After the break, we headed back to Williamsport. Again, I found myself with Bennett. He dropped off my pace somewhere before Kemps Mill Rd. I missed the cue, heading the opposite direction that I needed to go. Bennett later stated that I was beyond shouting distance, so he couldn't warn me of my mistake. Three and a half miles later, I realized that I went the wrong way, but I couldn't verify it with my GPS--the Williamport black hole strikes again--so, I asked a woman for directions just to verify that I needed to turn around and that there wasn't a simpler way to get back. Once back on cue, I had no problem getting to the school, but not without a worried cell phone call from Crista that I didn't answer, because I was so close to finishing. As I headed down Sunset Avenue, I see Chuck and Crista drive by followed by Maile. When I pulled into the parking lot of the school, Gary and Keith were gone; Harry and Bennett were still there, Bennett waiting for Crista, Chuck, and Maile to return from getting gasoline so they could head to Frederick for dinner. Upon their return, I declined the dinner invite, opt'ing to head home to get ready for Sunday's century.

All in all, it was a great day for a ride. The route was relatively flat and there wasn't much wind at all. It even got warm enough that I had to pull off some clothing!
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Tour de Tiny Town - The Saga (this took way to long to compose--next one won't be so detailed)
http://bimactive.com/ba/journal/post/10783/19654
I love the ride reports. Keep 'em coming.

BTW NoRacer, Harry, or whomever I would be super appreciative if you might forward any cue sheets from 100mi+ rides my way. Any form is fine- scanned paper, highlighted map, excel, pdf, or gpx. I've been trying to collect them on bikely for myself (and others) to ride on days when my schedule permits.

Wish I could've gone last sat with you guys.
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