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Old 11-06-09, 07:07 AM   #5026
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I still don't have any beer in my house. Can you believe that?

And, I didn't even touch the tequila last time, either.
13K wow!!! You can also call it 20KK. Well done. I guess your lack of beer consumption allows you to attain 13K and keeps me @ 5K(in a good year). Well done Isaias. Now will you please go drink a beer.
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13K wow!!! You can also call it 20KK. Well done. I guess your lack of beer consumption allows you to attain 13K and keeps me @ 5K(in a good year). Well done Isaias. Now will you please go drink a beer.
Perhaps tonight since Saturday's ride will be the lesser one for this weekend.

@Bob - I think I'll be meeting you at Oregon Ridge, Sunday, via bike. That should get me around 140 miles by the time I get back home.
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@Bob - I think I'll be meeting you at Oregon Ridge, Sunday, via bike. That should get me around 140 miles by the time I get back home.
Good stuff. I'll probably ride up too. Should be a decent group for it. I've gotten a few inquiries from DC Rand and BBC folks.

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On Again/Off Again. 102 miles. Start at 8AM Sunday, Nov. 8th. Oregon Ridge Park pkng lot

This ride offers a lot of options for a wide range of riders.
The premise of the route is to cover all 40.5 miles of the NCR/Heritage trail in 5 different segments. Each segment is interspersed with moderately hilly road riding that wanders in and out of the Little Gunpowder valley. The 4 crossover points allow for easy shortcuts and "drop-ins".

Full ride is 102.8 miles with lunch in York PA.
Short cuts are 28mi (@ Weisberg rd), 49mi (@ Freeland rd), 66mi (@ Glen Rock) and 82mi (@ Glatfelters). You can easily drop in to the ride at a point different from the start.
(email me so we can look out for you)

The trail is hard-packed and stable, but bumpy. Bring 28mm + tires for comfort, but 25's should be fine as we're never doing more than 10 miles on the trail at one time.

PM me for a cue sheet. Bikely map here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/360827
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Good stuff. I'll probably ride up too. Should be a decent group for it. I've gotten a few inquiries from DC Rand and BBC folks.

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PM me for a cue sheet. Bikely map here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/360827
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I checked out the map and the cue sheet in the map. I had to print it in landscape, because I'm getting the adverts from bikely.com running over top of the cue if I print it in portrait.

EDIT: Just noticed. The map starts and ends at someones private mansion. Whoops!

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I checked out the map and the cue sheet in the map. I had to print it in landscape, because I'm getting the adverts from bikely.com running over top of the cue if I print it in portrait.

EDIT: Just noticed. The map starts and ends at someones private mansion. Whoops!
Hah! wrong driveway indicated on bikely. (that's my other home )
Start/end is Oregon Ridge parking lot.

Proper cue sheet here: http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0...OTdkMTIy&hl=en
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Hah! wrong driveway indicated on bikely. (that's my other home )
Start/end is Oregon Ridge parking lot.

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I fire googledocs!

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I had a GB spotting this morning around 8 AM, we were going different directions so all we could do was shout hello as we passed. In my ~10 mile ride through the city this morning I spotted at least one cyclists every mile, I really seeing more cyclists out and about, better yet is even running into people you know.
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I had a GB spotting this morning around 8 AM, we were going different directions so all we could do was shout hello as we passed. In my ~10 mile ride through the city this morning I spotted at least one cyclists every mile, I really seeing more cyclists out and about, better yet is even running into people you know.
Wah! I didn't see anyone out at 5:15am this morning... in our balmy 38F temps.
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I had a GB spotting this morning around 8 AM, we were going different directions so all we could do was shout hello as we passed. In my ~10 mile ride through the city this morning I spotted at least one cyclists every mile, I really seeing more cyclists out and about, better yet is even running into people you know.
All I can say is America is f=ed up in the way that we get around. I swear motorists just think we are pests and despite bike advocacy it is an engrained mindset "the car is king, we love them more than anything else" I don't see any cyclists on my way back and forth to the gym. I try to smile at motorists and think good thoughts but I usually want to spit. With that said I do see a fair amount of commuters going down my street. Seriously though, compared to European cities it's a joke. On the upside-I like the feeling of superiority as I ride past dozens of cars at a light.
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All I can say is America is f=ed up in the way that we get around. I swear motorists just think we are pests and despite bike advocacy it is an engrained mindset "the car is king, we love them more than anything else" I don't see any cyclists on my way back and forth to the gym. I try to smile at motorists and think good thoughts but I usually want to spit. With that said I do see a fair amount of commuters going down my street. Seriously though, compared to European cities it's a joke. On the upside-I like the feeling of superiority as I ride past dozens of cars at a light.
Well, at least one Euro country is still having a not so good time at it:

http://bit.ly/atnwi <-- Report: Sharp rise in UK cycling casualties
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I'm finally having a

This one's for Bob. He broke 7,000 miles and is well on his way to setting a new PR. Yay!!!!

Anyone else set a PR...? more reason for me to have another
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schucks. barring injury, I should see 8k this year.
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Well, at least one Euro country is still having a not so good time at it:

http://bit.ly/atnwi <-- Report: Sharp rise in UK cycling casualties
Well, the UK wouldn't be an example I would use, rather France, Denmark, Germany. They drive like nuts there too but have retained their bike culture from years back, I think. I'm still gung ** about getting more people on bikes but I think we'll never get cars off the road until we raise fuel prices drastically. I was thinking this morning as I was crawling up Bellemore (loving that hill) what a drastic contrast, me turning over the pedals at 5mph and the dude in the BMW who passes me by simply pushing his foot forward. But how much gas does it take to get up Bellemore? These are the things I think about.

I didn't count miles in 09, I tallied my workouts but there were a bunch of running days. I might do it in 09 as i am so f-ing inspired!!!! I'm riding on Sunday morning. What time is your OAOA ride?
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I didn't count miles in 09, I tallied my workouts but there were a bunch of running days. I might do it in 09 as i am so f-ing inspired!!!! I'm riding on Sunday morning. What time is your OAOA ride?
France has it's problems too--not from motorists:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/31/wo...e/31bikes.html

Bob's Sunday ride starts at Oregon Ridge Park at 8am.
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Check this out:

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/31/wo...e/31bikes.html

Bob's Sunday ride starts at Oregon Ridge Park at 8am.
Yah, I had read about the Velib vandalism, but I've been there and have seen that bike share program up close. It's a huge success. The only issue I had with it was you needed a France issued credit card to use it. The system is so widespread that it seemed every block had a row of the Velib bikes. I've read that they are trying similar programs in DC and chicago. I gotta think DC with it's crime would be a tough place to get it going.
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I stopped in at DD this evening and said hi to some of the locals that hang out there and one asked if he didn't see me on Millford Mill a bit earlier as he saw a guy riding with two red lights on the back of his helmet... GB sighting #2 today.
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I stopped in at DD this evening and said hi to some of the locals that hang out there and one asked if he didn't see me on Millford Mill a bit earlier as he saw a guy riding with two red lights on the back of his helmet... GB sighting #2 today.
Damn! I'm in more places than I know of.
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I am not recording miles this year but my commute is averaging 60-100 miles per week. Rec riding was pretty low this year. No clue on total but doubt it is a PB. maybe next year I'll record. it's harder to record when you have multiple bikes.

I will be at GBs ride tomorrow. Weather looks great. Not certain I will go the distance but will try. I might still have lymes. Strange issues with my body lately. I'll test my fatigue level with this ride. If all goes well I will go on a climbing trip to WVa later this week. I will consider myself cured if I can complete both. Back on drugs if I can't.

Bike commuters; I see a lot of them in the Towson/Mnt. Wash area. Seldom any on the westside.

NR: that inner tube looks interesting. I can see how it will work. I'll buy it if it's cheap enough.
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I am not recording miles this year but my commute is averaging 60-100 miles per week. Rec riding was pretty low this year. No clue on total but doubt it is a PB. maybe next year I'll record. it's harder to record when you have multiple bikes.
And even harder when none of your multiple bikes have cyclocomputers! There are many rides I guesstimate if they were short. Otherwise, I do a quick routing with bikely to check mileage. For now, it is fun to count the miles, but I could see me giving up on it at some point.

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I will be at GBs ride tomorrow. Weather looks great. Not certain I will go the distance but will try.
Hooray. MD Peeps partay.

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I can't. How does it work?
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I can't. How does it work?
It's one long tube, not circular. Theoretically, it allows you to replace it without having to remove the entire wheel.

** Looking at the picture, again, the tubes shown there have schrader valves, so I wonder if they're planning to make a presta valve version? These were designed for BMX riders.

Here's how they are attached on the ends:

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Here's how they are attached on the ends:
Ah. Got it. It makes me wonder whether the tube would wear through at the overlap from friction. Tubes and tires move a lot. For a short while I tried those Mr. Tuffy tire strips- they would actually cause flats because they would wear through the tube at the overlap. (I suppose the user should either feather the edges or carefully butt-join the ends.)

Oh, and BTW... just what are you doing home and not on the bike?
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