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Old 02-14-08, 08:50 AM   #1501
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derath that is the logic I used to get my wife to go for the Cycleops as my Christmas gift. May as well get the quality that will last. Instead of cheap that MAY last.

I am happy with my trainer. And use it 3-5 times a week.
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Old 02-14-08, 10:12 AM   #1502
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May 16, 2008 is bike to work day. Mark your calendars, or better yet, REGISTER ONLINE.

The first 225 will receive a canvas bag and T- shirt. The first 500 registrants will receive a T- shirt.

This year's Grand Prize will be a trip for 2 with Adventure Cycling on the C&O Canal.

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Decent swag for doing what I always do. I always sign up but never go to the various stops. They just aren't convenient for me. I use to ride to College Park but that was still out of the way. I will register tho'. We need a Catonsville contingency.....Maxine are you listening.... Anyone else from Catonsville?? Charlie
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Have you tried setting up a satellite stop at work? We do that for a lot of places in the Balto metro area.
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Have you tried setting up a satellite stop at work? We do that for a lot of places in the Balto metro area.
We kinda did do that for a couple of years. The riders would go to the College Park site, get the swag and ride to work. It was a bit of a hassle for those riders. Plus they got into the festivities of CP and didn't want to leave. In the past I have been tempted to ride to the inner harbor on my folder and hop on the MARC. BUT I would have to use the Penn Line because my line(Camden) does run after 8:15AM. So:This creates issues at the other end. Plus I don't like the folder anymore.
What I did last year was to ride all the way to work and forget the train. Whatever I decide I will be on a bike somewhere on my way to work
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There should be no need to go to a major staging area. Balto metro will drop off swag at your job site before the event all they need is contact info for someone to take charge of the event. Since your work is in WABA territory try asking there about it. If that fails I could probably swing something for you through BMC. The point to B2W is to try and get others out there riding their bike.
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Old 02-14-08, 07:16 PM   #1506
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Hello, everyone, well I got my bonus today, woo hoo and took a trip to the local pawn shop to see if the cannondale I've been looking at for the last 10 months was still there, sure enough it was, they wanted $300, I called and offered $150 and It is now mine!!!

I need to add some handlebar breaks and fine tune the derailuers, other than than it is super light compared to a target schwin bike and fast.

Any who, what kind of cannondale is it?? it has everything shimano 600 (dark grey) and says c XXXerium on the seat tube.

heres some pics


Also noracer, any chance you can go early saturday 8-9am??? I can't start 10-11 I have a birthday party in Pa to go to.
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Old 02-14-08, 10:07 PM   #1507
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Nice find josh. I've always wanted to take a ride on one with those bar end shifters. Have fun with it...
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Also noracer, any chance you can go early saturday 8-9am??? I can't start 10-11 I have a birthday party in Pa to go to.
Nice bike, Josh! You did very well. I don't know what it is, but I bet the guys over at the classic forum would know.

About Saturday, I'll have to take a "rain check". The race team is having a training ride and I guess that I better go. It's going to be a 4 hour ride with 2 x 20 minute intervals. Even though I'm suppose to race on Sunday, this is a workout that I shouldn't miss.

So, please, forgive me for skipping out on our ride. I'm sure, due to our proximity to each other and the ability to communicate via this medium, we can arrange another ride in the future. Ok?
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We need a Catonsville contingency.....Maxine are you listening....
I would have to take the day off work, which kinda defeats the point. Too bad I don't still work in downtown Baltimore, but for the past two years, I've been at Fort Meade. I think we're doing some activities here, though, and in my office of 13 people, there are three fanatic recreational cyclists, a zealous commuter , and one guy who's burned out on marathons and swears he's buying a bike this spring. I imagine some of us will participate.
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I will be out on the B&A starting at East-West and heading to Annapolis starting at 9am with the Severna Park group. A nice easy ride to loosen up for Sunday.
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Here is something interesting and new. Could a good movement if lots of people get on board http://yieldtolife.org/
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Old 02-15-08, 12:21 PM   #1512
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Ok. My situation [my mind, actually] has changed. Instead of doing a zone 4 training ride with Team BBC, I'm going to get it through the DC Randonnuer ride described as follows:

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"FUNKY MONKEY BUSINESS," starting from the Woodbine
Park & Ride in Woodbine, Maryland. MEETING TIME 7:30
a.m.

I hope you'll join us on this beautiful ride as we
travel on roads of yesteryear that were
once-upon-a-time affectionately referred to as
"unmitigated brutality" and "gruesome," i.e., SCENIC!
See the best of Baltimore County, including the
Prettyboy Dam and reservoir. Lunch at the Wagon Wheel
Restaurant in Hereford. Elevation gain of AT LEAST
8500 feet promised. I'm sure Chuck's "new & improved"
GPS will register far more than that.

100 miles, with 41 and 68-mile options, plus a couple
of 5-mile optional shortcuts on the century route. The
pre-lunch shortcut skips Prettyboy, though, so I don't
recommend it!

Directions to the ride start:

From the Baltimore Beltway:
Take I-70 west about 18 miles to exit #73 From the
ramp turn right onto MD94 north Woodbine Road. Go 1/4
around the traffic circle and turn onto Old Frederick
Road. Turn left into the shopping center and then left
again into the park and ride.

From Frederick:
Take I-70 east about 18 miles to exit #73 From the
ramp turn left onto MD94 north Woodbine Road. Go 1/4
around the traffic circle and turn onto Old Frederick
Road. Turn left into the shopping center and then left
again into the park and ride.

From the Washington Beltway:
Take I-270 north toward Frederick. Go 12.8 miles to
exit 16, Father Hurley Blvd/Ridge Rd/MD27 toward
Damascus. In 7 miles, jog right, then left to remain
on MD27 at MD108 in Damascus. In 5.5 miles, take I-70
east toward Baltimore at exit 68. Take the first exit,
#73 From the ramp, turn left onto MD94 north Woodbine
Road. Go 1/4 around the traffic circle and turn onto
Old Frederick Road. Turn left into the shopping
center and then left again into the park and ride.
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I've been in the mood to cut back a bit so I am planning to do this BBC ride on Sunday:
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all pace short - 10:00 am - 26 mi
START: HHE Harford Hills Elementary
An out and back ride moderately hilly with Royal Farm stop at turnaround.
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Old 02-15-08, 01:30 PM   #1514
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Hey all,
I've enjoyed reading your posts over the past several months but this is the first time I've written in.

I live in Carroll County and just did my first commute to work for this year. I took some pictures of the bike which I'll try and post later. Wanted to take a few pics during the commute but realized I had the camera in the backpack and it was not accessible. Excellent ride into work (Lutherville area). Temps were low but the sun was out. I tried out my new Niterider headlamp that I bought at the bike swap for $40 and it worked great. Hopefully I can get home before it gets too dark. And yes, I did register for Bike to Work day. Thanks for the info.
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Welcome! Don't be afraid to jump right in! Looking forward to seeing some pix.
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Hey all,
I've enjoyed reading your posts over the past several months but this is the first time I've written in.

I live in Carroll County and just did my first commute to work for this year. I took some pictures of the bike which I'll try and post later. Wanted to take a few pics during the commute but realized I had the camera in the backpack and it was not accessible. Excellent ride into work (Lutherville area). Temps were low but the sun was out. I tried out my new Niterider headlamp that I bought at the bike swap for $40 and it worked great. Hopefully I can get home before it gets too dark. And yes, I did register for Bike to Work day. Thanks for the info.
Enjoy the riding this weekend everyone.
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Welcome. Where in CC? I'm in Finksburg, and sometimes ride into work (Columbia). We definitely need a CC BF club ride sometime.

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Noracer, thats cool another time is ok

I'll try to do 20 miles or so local, maybe eastern ave,stemmer run, rossville, rt 1, 20 miles up and back. those 68 miles and 41 mile rides are a little much for me now

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Noracer, thats cool another time is ok

I'll try to do 20 miles or so local, maybe eastern ave,stemmer run, rossville, rt 1, 20 miles up and back. those 68 miles and 41 mile rides are a little much for me now

Thanks
Hey Josh, once you get into good enough shape, you should come out and do some of the DC Randonnuer rides with me. You'll have to work up to 100 mile rides on your road bike, but once 100 miles is just another ride, the DC Randonnuer rides are very enjoyabe "tours".
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The weather was nice this afternoon. I was out on the B&A from ~3 until 430. Got a nice ride in. Saw someone in Team BBC gear, older guy with full gray beard.

But the ride felt good. I love getting off of my trainer and getting outside
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The commute home was good, but took me longer due to the wind coming out of the West and rush hour traffic. Still averaged 16.5 mph. Drivers were pretty considerate which I have found them to be most of the time on my commutes. Started to run out of daylight coming up Liberty Road, but the new headlight worked perfect and I had 2 blinkies going in the back.
Took some pics of the bike at while at work and then some pics while I was on the bike. I posted them here if you're interested. I need practice with the camera as you can tell

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chiprides/

Going to try the BBC ride tomorrow leaving from the Londontown Shopping Center in Eldersburg. Hopefully my legs will have recovered by then and I can do the 50+ miles.
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Sweet ride! I love the TCR's. I'm still kinda kicking myself for not getting one. I'm impressed by the number of guys here who ride Giant's for their commutes.

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My husband and I will be in Towson. I don't work on Fridays but I'll bike to the YMCA that day. Josh, the Cannondale looks nice. I had a similar one that I used for commuting many years ago - mine was from the late to mid 80's.
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I love riding in CC, some of the most considerate drivers in Maryland (mostly) and lots of lovely scenery. There is some potential with your camera work. Congrats on the first commute! And congrats on even getting out in the weather, way too many are missing out on this, it really is nice riding weather.
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Well I did 20 miles sunday,(in about an hour, wow for me), through old dundalk, then my penninsula,northpoint blvd route (kept close to home as I don't have a back up tube or CO2 pump yet) really not bad on the road bike, the hills that took some out of me on the 1.5" tires on my commuter were nothing compared to 25c tires, riding position also is so much more back friendly, I even rigged on lights to my helmet and bike so I can take this to work tommorow. I hope next saturday I can try to go further.
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Weekend ride report:
Yesterday was just raw outside so I decided to spend an hour on the trainer with Coach Troy. So, today I was anxious to get outside and ride for a while. Within 15 minutes I was cursing the wind and cold. I'm so sick of the winter!!! For some reason I kept going. I had no route planned other than I wanted to do at least 32 miles to hit my mileage goal for February.
I saw another rider and caught up to him. He was on a steel Cannondale that looked like it was set up for touring or commuting. I asked him how long he had been out and he said, "I left Bethesda this morning at 7:30." At this point (11:30) we were in Northern Carroll County. His name was Tom and he was with the DC Randoneurs and was heading to Littlestown, PA and back to Bethesda. 125 miles total. Wow. I was totally impressed. We talked a lot about the Randoneurs and road together for 5 or 6 miles before I had to turn off. The story of his trip made my day and gave me a much needed boost to finish my ride, which ended up being 45 miles (I got a little lost).
Meeting other fellow cyclists and learning about what they do is definitely one of the things I like so much about this sport.
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