"The Pancake Interception": there is another ride that day, I believe a casual speed ride, that is headed to the Union Bridge Fire House for all you can eat pancake breakfast. Well, I couldn't pass up that idea. So, this ride leaves earlier and heads up from Baltimore. If we can manage to keep a steady pace and only a very short break, we can get up there by 11AM for brunch. Slurp slurp.
Yesterday, I rode Steve Zeldin's ride (188 miles for Mon&Tues, not bad). A Ramble regular, Tiffany, was riding. I talked briefly to her about my including unpaved roads into the Rambles. ( BTW she rides 23mm tires on her carbon roadbike). She was super in favor of it and gave me a guarantee she'd be there. Very cool.
In spite of this encouragement, I am going to do my best to create two cuesheets- one with the unpaved sections and another with paved detours.
Trying to please everyone. -GB
thanks noracer and greaterbrown! just contacted the local century folks, and i've been sneetchin' the frederick pedalers cue sheets for a while now. :D dc rando is next, for sure, and i'm sure i'll meet some folks through RUSA too.
any folks around the forum who ride up here and LIKE doing gravel farm roads? i'm just looking to gather up the serious rural ramblers for good weekend jaunts and not necessarily ride with the roadies who chuckle at my fenders and steel :o
There's these rides (if you are "century fit"), this Saturday and Sunday, if you are interested:
NOTE: Chuck and Crista (rider leaders on tandem) are advertising ~ 9,700 ft of climbing for Saturday. They are leaving from the parking lot at the War Correspondent's Arch on Arnoldstown Rd in Burkittsville, so you'll need to be prepared to do a lot of climbing and for the final insult (read: climb) back up to the arch at the end of the ride. It sounds very tempting to me, but I'm not 100%--my usual Fall attack of the coughs and congestion--so I'm not sure if I'm ready to do this ride--but it's very tempting.
Hey all, new to the forum. Up in Abingdon / Bel Air myself.
Haven't had a bike since I joined the military and sold my old Giant Warp DS1 back in 03. Just ordered up a cheapy SSFG Kilo TT to get back into things. Can't wait till it gets here :D
Looking at getting a road bike as well some time soon, and probably another MTB again. Just don't have the money lying around to get them all at once ;)
BTW, I usually go to lunch at Cross Street Market. I ride from Cold Spring and Park Heights down to the market, All down hill!! :D. Also, I visit my favorite LBS Light Street Cycles..
See you around, and safe peddlin to you,
hrmph.. well-- i'm gonna have to earmark one soon. they fun folks to ride with?
EEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! This weekend's Saturday ride looks scary:
Check out the elevation profile.
Charlie, You still planning on riding the Halloween ride? Teresa, unfortunately, has decided against it. I'll be there though. -B
Yesterday's (Saturday's) ride:
Ghosts, Ghouls and Graveyards (actual ride data) | Bicycling in Maryland http://bit.ly/cFfMgl via @TrimbleOutdoors #cycling
Today, Sunday's Ride (2 parts):
Chesapeake City, MD to Little Creek, DE - Part 1 by iodaniell at Garmin Connect - Details http://t.co/EiVQg1M #cycling in Maryland
Chesapeake City, MD to Little Creek, DE - Part 2 by iodaniell at Garmin Connect - Details http://t.co/lMPn1G4 #cycling in Maryland
Hot off the presses--pics from Saturday's rando ride:
The Daily Randonneur and Bill Beck's pictures are here:
Daily Randonneur - www.flickr.com/photos/gersema/sets/72157625155923817/
Bill Beck's - www.flickr.com/photos/wabeck/sets/72157625153794839/
I woke up the next morning at the break of noon with a full symptom hangover. I'd stayed a few drinks too long at a friends party. I threw on some clothes and made a very queasy ride up to Roland ave for the last 45 minutes of ciclovia. It's always nice to see a street closed to auto traffic, but ciclovia just doesn't have much passion to it. (the hangover didn't help my judgements though) By the time we left I was ranting that the very people who double park on the bike lanes to get their lattes at Starbucks are the people who organize this event. Teresa got me out of there before I got punched by some upmarket Gilman graduate. :twitchy:
Been doing that for years.
BTW, I finally logged all my weekend riding last night. October mileage: 998
@ Charlie, sorry to hear about the knee.
@ Bob, good job. Just 655/month to finish at 10k!
Btw, my company is making it painfully obvious that other than bike parking, they really aren't supporting the needs of bike commuters at the new facility. The big thing on my list is that there is no way to ensure that bike clothes are dry before having to go out into the elements again. They've banned ceramic heaters. In the winter, this could be devastating.
Charlie, I hope your knee recovers soon!
NR -- :( on the new commuting situation. We have power issues at work, too, and we're not supposed to plug in new electrical devices without approval (which is a big hassle to get.) My office is ice-cold almost all the time, and we do have a very small space heater, but it's not the sort that would help my clothes dry. I usually won't ride on days that I know I'm going to get drenched on the way in; wet clothes are never fun, but as you point out, in the winter they can be downright dangerous. I wish I could wear wool, but I can't (except, oddly, for socks); I get itchy just thinking about it! :twitchy: