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    Gettysburg to Baltimore

    (Well, to Catonsville, actually. )

    Any route suggestions?
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    Hey Maxine,

    This is the way I would go.

    The detour off ot Rt 32 is optional. Depending on when you are going. I generally take this detour commuting to work due to traffic. There is a short section from where Rt 32 passes Rt 91 and before where 32 goes over Liberty Res, where the road is a little windy and has no shoulder. I don't have a problem other times but in the morning when it is dark and people are commuting I don't like that section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derath View Post
    Hey Maxine,

    This is the way I would go.

    I agree, looks like a good, straight forward route.
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    what is riding on 97 like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fueled by Boh View Post
    what is riding on 97 like?
    Pretty decent. 2 lane country road. Not high traffic. Sufficient shoulder for most of it. Pretty similar to most of the roads in CC

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    I've been to Gettysburg a few times and it always seemed a lot farther than I'm just realizing it is.

    I seem to remember alot of long, slow hills. Am I recalling this correctly? I may have to do this sometime this year.

    Maxine,
    are you getting someone to take you there and follow you back? Or are you going with a group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinNaptown View Post
    I've been to Gettysburg a few times and it always seemed a lot farther than I'm just realizing it is.

    I seem to remember alot of long, slow hills. Am I recalling this correctly? I may have to do this sometime this year.

    Maxine,
    are you getting someone to take you there and follow you back? Or are you going with a group?
    Yea most of CC is rolling hills. Every ride I do feels like hill repeat day.

    Maxine, depending on when you go I bet we can find some peeps to at least ride with you for parts of the ride. I would.

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    pardon my ignorance but CC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinNaptown View Post
    pardon my ignorance but CC?
    Sorry

    CC=Carroll County

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinNaptown View Post
    Maxine, are you getting someone to take you there and follow you back? Or are you going with a group?
    No, just nosing around and trying to think about what organized rides I might do this year. I came across the site for World T.E.A.M. Sports, which teams disabled with able-bodied athletes for various events. They are doing a bike ride, Face of America, in May:

    "May 3-4 , 2008 - 2008 Face of America. A bike ride to honor, thank and actively include servicemen who have been severely injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This 110 mile bike ride starts in Bethesda, MD and ends in historic Gettysburg, PA. Ride side by side with the servicemen."

    I'm an Air Force vet, and a civilian DoD employee, so I thought this might be a great way to show support. But it's a one-way ride, so I was just wondering how I'd get back home. (Of course, I guess I should also wonder about how I'd get to Bethesda. But that I can probably cobble together on my own knowledge.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by derath View Post
    Hey Maxine,

    This is the way I would go.
    -D
    Thanks, derath! I'll have to check that out in more detail at home.
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