Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Senior Member donhaller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Chesapeake Beach, Maryland USA
    My Bikes
    GIANT TCR C1, Gary Fisher Aquila MTB, Custom Nishiki, TREK Antelope
    Posts
    466
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Ocean City Maryland - how bad on tires?

    I'm going to the beach next week and wanted to take my road bike and ride from OC to Rehobeth Beach and back in the mornings. Last time I rode my bike at the beach I remember sand spurs giving me flats all the time. Would this be the same for Ocean Highway? Any experienced OC riders let me know what I should expect.

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    there's a bike in the pit ohmyspokes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bethlehem, Pa
    Posts
    185
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just got back from vacation in Rehoboth. I rode 1 south (not quite as far as OC) and didn't have any issues, other than boredom.

    I have Bontrager Hard Case tires on my bike.

  3. #3
    Senior Member donhaller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Chesapeake Beach, Maryland USA
    My Bikes
    GIANT TCR C1, Gary Fisher Aquila MTB, Custom Nishiki, TREK Antelope
    Posts
    466
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I guess that is a boring ride!

  4. #4
    I wanna talk to samson! Landspeed7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Merryland
    My Bikes
    Jamis Dakar
    Posts
    91
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I lived in OC for a few years, you have to worry more about glass, and idiot tourists who cannot drive and dont realize other people use the road I never had any real problems with them. Have fun!

  5. #5
    Isaias NoRacer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Essex, MD
    My Bikes
    Ridley X-Fire (carbon, white)
    Posts
    5,174
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've ridden from O.C. to Rehobeth and back a couple of times. No problem since there's a bike lane most of the way and it's usually in good shape. They are/were doing some road construction on the bridge just before the MD/DE border on DE 1/Coastal Hiway, so be careful there.
    2009 mileage = 14,738 miles; 2010 mileage = 15,234 miles; 2011 mileage = 17,344 miles; 2012 mileage = 11,414 miles; 2013 = 12,169

  6. #6
    Junior Member cwade51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Dover, Delaware
    My Bikes
    Specialized Sirrus
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I agree with ohmyspokes route 1 is a boring ride.

  7. #7
    one
    one is offline
    Senior Member one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    19104
    My Bikes
    Havnoonian, Specialized GC, Jap Fixie
    Posts
    82
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Real boring ride indeed.

  8. #8
    Used to be a climber.. GuitarWizard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    North Providence, RI
    My Bikes
    None at the moment
    Posts
    6,821
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The nightlife in Rehoboth was fun, provided you go to the "right" bars - went down there on a business trip with a bunch of people several years ago, and had a blast. Watch out for the upside down pink triangles...unless you swing that way, of course. And not that there's anything wrong with that. My boss didn't believe me, until we walked in. The look on his face was priceless.
    1999 Trek 2500 - hit by a car on it in May, 2011 and currently bikeless

  9. #9
    Beachcruiser beachcruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Eastern Shore
    My Bikes
    Trek 2300, Surly LHT
    Posts
    11
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I agree, glass is a bigger problem. Route 1 boring, but flat and fast. But come on, the beach, sun, bikini's.....the ride is only one part of the day. lol

  10. #10
    Senior Member veloellen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    224
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just a piece of advice - go early. Once the cars and transit busses start in OC, its a pain! I have probably ridden thousands of miles on route 1 (more around Dewey, Bethany, rehoboth area) and can only remember 2 flats - probably glass. The tailwind is great but I've ridden some nasty headwinds there! If you're local I'm sure you heard about the Hopkins doc who was hit (and killed) there last weekend. Be careful.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    south jersey
    Posts
    1,205
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    there is a new bike/ped 12.5 mile path (gravel) from rehobeth to lewis, de to get around some of the construction on rt 1, if you are in that area! we recently came back from a short vaca, drove down to assateague pt. the roads along the way that i saw (de/md) were much better than nj with true bike lanes, bike inclusion, and bicyclists following rules (bicycle driving). kevlar lining has paid for itself (for me)regarding broken glass/flats. have a fun time, spin safe!

  12. #12
    Metro DC Refugee
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    McLean, VA
    Posts
    130
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have been doing that run about six times a year for the last decade or more, and I've never gotten a flat. I dodge the occasional beer bottle shards, but the Adopt-a-Highway folks keep the wide shoulder picked pretty darn clean.

    It's better once you get out of OC. The bike lane in OC is nice and safe, but the stoplights are a drag.

    The route is long, flat, and plenty-of-it. If you find it boring, make friends with somebody who spins at your speed on the first day, and coordinate a ride time with them for the next day. Sometimes by Wednesday I've managed to assemble a group ride of six guys for the rest of the week.

    Stop at the Fractured Prune on Rte. 1 between Dewey and Rehoboth for a couple freshly-fried doughnuts that will make you ride back there the next day even if it's raining.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •