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NoRacer 10-30-06 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by The Human Car
FWIW Here is my 40 mile ride out to do a 30 mile bike ride from Proteus Bike shop on Sunday:
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...e-Collage-Park

It was a great time!

Being car free does put a bit of a damper on doing club rides but I guess whatever does not kill you makes you stronger.

Darned good ride, Barry! One-hundred and fifteen? Nice!

BTW, I'm the guy who wrote to you a couple days ago about feeling bashed by Mark C. Part of your response was to "stay tuned" regarding a matter that was soon to transpire.

Speaking of "car free", the insurance company finally came through with an estimate and they're getting ready to move my vehicle to the body shop that I chose. So, hopefully, I'll have my vehicle back soon and I can drive to those bike club start locations, as well as enjoy my favorite MUP again--the B&A.

TRACKMAN 10-30-06 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by maxine
Hey, another Airborne owner! What model?

(I have a 2004 Carpe Diem, but set up for long distance/light touring rather than cyclocross)

Last of the 2006 Blackbirds:

Campagnolo Centaur ( soon 2b QS Record )
Easton Bars
Reynolds Pro Comp Fork
Gass cranks and stem
Serfas cages
On One saddle
Prestige Dolche Vita carbon seatpin
Tectro Quatro 750 carbon calipers
Nokon cable group

Vitamin_J 11-02-06 09:37 PM

how can the temp swing 40 degrees in three days. Arrrrgh...

NoRacer 11-03-06 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Vitamin_J
how can the temp swing 40 degrees in three days. Arrrrgh...

There's no such thing as too cold, just the wrong clothes. My 15 mile commute this morning was ok, except for having to battle the northwestern winds along the way.

Fuzzydave 11-03-06 03:19 PM

Bowie in PG checking in. I mostly commute to Lanham (old HFS bldg) with occasional weekend ride thrown in somewhere.
What's happnin'?

NoRacer 11-04-06 06:35 PM

Baltimore Co. Ride Report - 11/4/206
 
Following is a gmap-pedometer link to a map of the ride I did today. I've reached one of my goals during this ride, that being to put 10,000 miles on the Giant TCR C2 that I purchased at the end of October 2005. That done, now I'm concentrating on reaching 10,000 miles for the year of 2006. I need about 1,840 more miles though. :(

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=526944

If you look at the map, the beginning is fairly convoluted. That's because I wanted to check out the new Route 43 East "connector" between Route 40 and Eastern Avenue. On the way back to Route 40, I missed my turn and wound up at White Marsh Mall where I took Honeygo to Joppa, where I encounted an MDSHA detour that eventually got me back to Route 40.

Ride Mileage = 70+ miles

The Human Car 11-05-06 04:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Vitamin_J
how can the temp swing 40 degrees in three days. Arrrrgh...

Itís really nuts how the temperature bounces around here, itís nice then itís cold and then itís nice again without much in between.

The Human Car 11-05-06 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by NoRacer
Ride Mileage = 70+ miles

Also real nice! Once you break past a metric century anything is possible by bike!

NoRacer 11-05-06 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by The Human Car
Also real nice! Once you break past a metric century anything is possible by bike!

Oh, I know! I've done a couple organized centuries, as well as a few solo centuries--more solo ones than organized ones, thus far.

The last one was this route (~113 miles):

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=505656

Also, I've soloed from Essex to the Conowingo Dam, then up to North East, MD and back to Essex--approximately 120 miles.

NoRacer 11-08-06 09:01 AM

So, is anyone [else] commuting to work in the rain?

My backpack was more waterlogged than me, by the time I got to Towson from Essex. I placed everything in the backpack into plastic bags, so the contents arrived at work dry.

My Hefty(tm)-Tall-Trash-Can-Liner-rain-barrier covers my torso. That portion of my body was relatively dry. Arms were soaked. Shorts part of bib shorts were soaked. Feet were soaked even though I wore booties over my road shoes and attempted to close off the tops with waterproof tape. And, there was a steady dripping of water off of the brim of my "LOCO" (LocoRunning) cap--installed under my helmet, of course.

All in all, it was a good ride. (as long as it's not freezing rain)

Biscuit 11-08-06 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by NoRacer
So, is anyone [else] commuting to work in the rain?

My backpack was more waterlogged than me, by the time I got to Towson from Essex. I placed everything in the backpack into plastic bags, so the contents arrived at work dry.

My Hefty(tm)-Tall-Trash-Can-Liner-rain-barrier covers my torso. That portion of my body was relatively dry. Arms were soaked. Shorts part of bib shorts were soaked. Feet were soaked even though I wore booties over my road shoes and attempted to close off the tops with waterproof tape. And, there was a steady dripping of water off of the brim of my "Loco" (LocoRunning) cap--installed under my helmet, of course.

All in all, it was a good ride. (as long as it's not freezing rain)

Your Hefty rain coat has me laughing. You must have been quite a sight :D Sorry you got soaked despite your best efforts. You get major snaps for just being out there on a day like today.

NoRacer 11-08-06 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Biscuit
Your Hefty rain coat has me laughing. You must have been quite a sight :D Sorry you got soaked despite your best efforts. You get major snaps for just being out there on a day like today.

Thanks, Jennifer. I knew I would get wet. It was just a matter of degree.

Relaxer 11-08-06 09:44 AM

I did my commute this morning (in downtown DC). I already chronicled it in the How Was Your Commute Today threat (in Commuting), so won't repeat myself here. But in sum, I was cut off by an SUV and in swerving to avoid a collision, hit a patch of leaves and wiped out dramatically. So watch those drivers! And watch those leaves! As a result, I'm hobbling all over the office, with a nasty bruise on my hip and soaked work clothes (my backpack split open when I crashed).

NoRacer 11-08-06 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Relaxer
I did my commute this morning (in downtown DC). I already chronicled it in the How Was Your Commute Today threat (in Commuting), so won't repeat myself here. But in sum, I was cut off by an SUV and in swerving to avoid a collision, hit a patch of leaves and wiped out dramatically. So watch those drivers! And watch those leaves! As a result, I'm hobbling all over the office, with a nasty bruise on my hip and soaked work clothes (my backpack split open when I crashed).

Oooo, sorry to hear. Hope you feel better soon.

derath 11-08-06 10:45 AM

I sorta commute, rain or shine. But then again my office is our converted Dining room. So it is mostly roll out of bed, pass the bathroom on the way downstairs.

I guess I could bike it but my wife wouldn't be too keen on my mtn biking down the stairs. And going up the stairs by bike can be tricky.:D

-D

Landspeed7 11-08-06 06:41 PM

I wish that I could commute, the road I use to get to work is terrible for anything other than cars, lots of blind corners, and no shoulder. Now if I could find a nice off road route I would be all for it!

derath 11-08-06 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Landspeed7
I wish that I could commute, the road I use to get to work is terrible for anything other than cars, lots of blind corners, and no shoulder. Now if I could find a nice off road route I would be all for it!


Where do you live/work?

-D

SMN21601 11-12-06 08:22 PM

Hi to all the MD people...I did my first Century ride yesterday...it was the Seagull Century route but since the Waterfowl Festival was going on here in Easton...we decided to call it the "Waterfowl Century"! We had made the plans to do the Seagull but made the decision to postpone due to the Nor'Easter weather system that weekend. Anyway--yesterday was AWSOME (74 degrees F and a light wind 11-15mph). Even saw the ponies on the beach at Assateague.

BillK 11-12-06 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by SMN21601
I did my first Century ride yesterday...it was the Seagull Century route but since the Waterfowl Festival was going on here in Easton...we decided to call it the "Waterfowl Century"! We had made the plans to do the Seagull but made the decision to postpone due to the Nor'Easter weather system that weekend. Anyway--yesterday was AWSOME (74 degrees F and a light wind 11-15mph). Even saw the ponies on the beach at Assateague.

Congrats. As one who completed the Seagull this year, all I can say is that I wish we had your weather!

derath 11-12-06 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by BillK
Congrats. As one who completed the Seagull this year, all I can say is that I wish we had your weather!

+1

have done the seagull twice now. have yet to see it on a nice day

-D

BillK 11-12-06 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by derath
have done the seagull twice now. have yet to see it on a nice day

I've ridden three times and the first year was drop dead gorgeous weather. I'd say I was a little spoiled, but the weather these past two years has evened the score.

Landspeed7 11-13-06 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by derath
Where do you live/work?

-D

I live in White Hall, Md and drive down Norrisville road every morning, its about a 13 mile drive.

balto charlie 11-14-06 09:07 AM

Morning folks: Seems spring has returned to Maryland. I always commute in the rain. Traffic to DC SUCKS when it rains. When motivation is low I just put on the traffic report, think about I-95 traffic the grab my pannier and go. I rather listen to the weather report than the traffic report.

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Originally Posted by NoRacer
So, is anyone [else] commuting to work in the rain?

My Hefty(tm)-Tall-Trash-Can-Liner-rain-barrier covers my torso. That portion of my body was relatively dry. Arms were soaked. Shorts part of bib shorts were soaked. Feet were soaked even though I wore booties over my road shoes and attempted to close off the tops with waterproof tape.

No Racer: A Hefty bag!! You seem to ride a bunch, you owe yourself a rain jacket:D If you're cheap like me look at Performances rain (rubbery one) coat. $15.00!
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1130

balto charlie 11-14-06 09:10 AM

Anybody here ride in the Catonsville area? Catonsville to Beltsville? It would be nice to have someone to commute with on Bike to Work Day. I usually ride the bike to the MARC train then get another bike to get from the train to work. On BTWD I ride the whole thing.

NoRacer 11-14-06 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by balto charlie
No Racer: A Hefty bag!! You seem to ride a bunch, you owe yourself a rain jacket:D If you're cheap like me look at Performances rain (rubbery one) coat. $15.00!
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1130

Yeah, maybe, Charlie. But, then I wouldn't be able to do as I did yesterday: got too hot and just ripped the Hefty off my bod.


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