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Forum: Northeast
05-12-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,783
Posted By greaterbrown

Monkton to Ashland is on the NCR/Torrey trail....

Monkton to Ashland is on the NCR/Torrey trail. It's not many miles, but is wood chip and dirt. Decent on 28's unless it's wet.
Forum: Northeast
07-15-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,783
Posted By greaterbrown

Can't speak to any miles above Havre de Grace...

Can't speak to any miles above Havre de Grace other than rt40, which is good.
Bridge over Susq. is fine, however check their bike crossing hours. It is still time restricted. Super annoying that...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-21-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Heeathersh, learning more and riding more puts...

Heeathersh, learning more and riding more puts you WAYYYYYY ahead of all those shlumps who never get off the couch.

and...
one of the best things about bikes, is you can have fun on them no...
Forum: Northeast
10-27-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By greaterbrown

50+ miles of gravel on this great route from the...

50+ miles of gravel on this great route from the Rando Ramble happening on Nov. 13th.
https://randoramble.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/gettin-back-to-it/
Forum: Northeast
09-01-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By greaterbrown

I think Bike MD dropped TdP this year. If I'm...

I think Bike MD dropped TdP this year. If I'm remembering correctly, they offered a different route called the Urban Adventure and a week before that ride, they canceled it as well.

Bike MD is...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By greaterbrown

Beautiful weather in late summer brings crowds of...

Beautiful weather in late summer brings crowds of people. I rode in mid-May and there were still so many people in places like Ohiopyle that I nearly had to get off and walk. YMMV
Forum: Northeast
07-17-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By greaterbrown

I like it. I did 3 days a couple years back and...

I like it. I did 3 days a couple years back and have entertained thoughts of trying a 2-day version.
You won't like my answer, but this challenge depends entirely on weather the 2-5 days before. ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3,242
Posted By greaterbrown

I'm 5 10" and ride the 56 Smoothie (not the ES). ...

I'm 5 10" and ride the 56 Smoothie (not the ES).
It's a perfect fit.

I def. wouldn't go smaller.
Replies: 40
Views: 12,535
Posted By greaterbrown

Many centuries and 200k's on the Surly Cross...

Many centuries and 200k's on the Surly Cross Check pictured in my sig.
(I add bar bag and frame pump for longer rides)
Forum: Northeast
02-06-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,534
Posted By greaterbrown

Ahh... I just re-read your requirements: you are...

Ahh... I just re-read your requirements: you are only personally responsible for a third of the climbing.
That would mean you need 20 reps of my 3 summits, which is less than a century.
Cool.
...
Forum: Northeast
02-06-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,534
Posted By greaterbrown

I was just reading about this crazy stuff:...

I was just reading about this crazy stuff: "Everesting"
Maybe... in another life.

I lead a winter hill climb ride in Baltimore called the 5 Summits.
The middle 3 of the summits can be ridden...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-23-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Aaaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!!! All I can...

Aaaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!!!

All I can think of for a silver lining comment is that you can start working on your dream bike replacement.

Very sorry
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-18-15, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

one word: Tandem BTW, love that shot...

one word: Tandem



BTW, love that shot of Isaias leading the ducklings.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-10-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

I can't remember the last time I went riding and...

I can't remember the last time I went riding and brought back dinner.
Well done!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-08-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Hey Derath. We're all growing old in here. ...

Hey Derath. We're all growing old in here.
actually not true- I think Charlie is getting younger and stronger battling Balt Co. over bike facilities. He's been killin' it this year.

You must...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-14-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

pics from the July 4th Ramble:...

pics from the July 4th Ramble: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27976837@N00/sets/72157653414966754
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-09-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Yeah, you didn't tell us any Maxine stories. Did...

Yeah, you didn't tell us any Maxine stories. Did you guys go to the go-Kart track? Thrashers? Did Isaias buy new clothes when he got down there and then donate them before coming back?

The July...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-01-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

yeah, let's keep the MD Peeps thread alive! Snot...

yeah, let's keep the MD Peeps thread alive! Snot on FB.

the Ramble is also Saturday. Not sure what day he's leaving, but Isaias is riding Essex to Ocean City, MD.

I'll share pics if you do.
Forum: Northeast
04-21-15, 10:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 654
Posted By greaterbrown

Monument to Monument Century Ride

This will be my 7th (?) anniversary for this fun ride round trip from Baltimore's Washington Monument to DC's Washington Monument.
Last year we peaked over 100 riders. May 3rd. Totally unsupported...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-10-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

427700 (eyebrow ice crystals from ThursdayAM...

427700

(eyebrow ice crystals from ThursdayAM commute)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-16-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

My (not-cancelled) B2WD was not too bad this AM. ...

My (not-cancelled) B2WD was not too bad this AM.
Did not see a single other rider on my way in. :(
Got coffee and bagel at my local haunt and off to work, lights blazing and slicker on.
I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-16-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

A belated 'well-done' to Max and NoRacer. There...

A belated 'well-done' to Max and NoRacer. There was a DC rider, John, who rode 6 Pillars and on Sunday briefly intersected with our ride. Last year, he rode M2M as DC-Balt-DC, but this year he said...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-01-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Lot's of long riding options this weekend. I'm...

Lot's of long riding options this weekend. I'm planning to roll Baltimore to DC, keeping it nice 'n easy on the Surly SS.

The Monument to Monument Ride:
Monument to Monument, the little big...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-01-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

No flurries, thank goodness, but enough wind and...

No flurries, thank goodness, but enough wind and floods on my commute home last night to make it quite an adventure.
It was fun... no, really. I swear.
Replies: 1,032
Views: 610,359
Posted By greaterbrown

Oh my. That SOMA, she's a beauty. Good work. ...

Oh my. That SOMA, she's a beauty.
Good work.

My Smoothie just finished her second century. A great rider. 367421
Forum: Commuting
03-01-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,931
Posted By greaterbrown

What are your opinions on rear-facing cameras?...

What are your opinions on rear-facing cameras? Ever tried one?
Forum: Commuting
03-01-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,931
Posted By greaterbrown

Jim, I think we're mostly in agreement on +/-'s...

Jim, I think we're mostly in agreement on +/-'s of using mirrors. My point was to admit that I find the mirror's information limited and distracting. YMMV, of course.
If there was a digital camera...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,931
Posted By greaterbrown

Agreement with Slaninar. One of my bikes has a...

Agreement with Slaninar. One of my bikes has a bar-end mirror and I will soon take it off.

Unfortunately, if a car is going to hit you from behind, there really isn't much you can do about it. As...
Forum: Northeast
02-18-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By greaterbrown

a search on ridewgps.com will yield a lot. DC...

a search on ridewgps.com will yield a lot.
DC Randonneurs for longer distances
Forum: Commuting
02-08-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By greaterbrown

I've got the Hetre's on my 650B Kogswell. I've...

I've got the Hetre's on my 650B Kogswell. I've gotten a couple flats in a couple years of riding them, but they roll quick, are super at fast cornering and are damn good protection from flats.

I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-04-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Great riding for sure, snuck in between snow...

Great riding for sure, snuck in between snow storms.

5735ft. of climb seems really low. Ride w/GPS calculates 7400+ which seems closer.
Maybe that's how PJ managed to be in front of everyone...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-22-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Please tell me you're paid hourly. No pizza...

Please tell me you're paid hourly.
No pizza deliv. to APG?
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-22-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

You got me there. Ben Bassett headed...

You got me there.



Ben Bassett headed to Proteus, I'd guess.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-22-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Mmm.. what's for lunch: pink wafer creme cookies...

Mmm.. what's for lunch: pink wafer creme cookies or toastchees?
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-22-14, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Made it to work via foot/metro/taxi this AM....

Made it to work via foot/metro/taxi this AM. Hoping to use the bike to get myself home this evening. Brrrr.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-07-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

I played the tough guy this morning and rode the...

I played the tough guy this morning and rode the bike. Physically, it seemed okay. Worst problem was my eyelashes freezing together from moist breath!
The bike was pretty wonky tho'. Shifting was...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-06-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

It was worth a try. And luckily, it was not a...

It was worth a try. And luckily, it was not a catastrophic attempt. CycleRail left a BIG detail out of his story, in order that I might tell it myself:

I think all 3 of us were a bit apprehensive...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-03-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

I thought better of rolling home at 6PM last...

I thought better of rolling home at 6PM last night on the bike, so I went multi-modal: feet-bus-metro-bus-feet. Safer, but it took about an hour and a half from Owings Mills.
Did the reverse this...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-12-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

wonderful day in the saddle. great having you...

wonderful day in the saddle. great having you with us charlie.
Next ride is Dec. 15th. Baltimore to DC in search of Guinness.
Best all.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-05-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

For any new eyes who may visit this thread: the...

For any new eyes who may visit this thread: the Rando Ramble schedules century rides out of Baltimore every month. Usually on the 1st or 2nd Sunday, these rides go year round and, although they can...
Forum: Northeast
11-01-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By greaterbrown

1. Local MD/PA apples/produce Sunday Farmers...

1. Local MD/PA apples/produce
Sunday Farmers market ...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-01-13, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Wow, what a great day of riding. 343569 ...

Wow, what a great day of riding.
343569
Great ride report. (pic is of Wagner rd)
Forum: Northeast
09-07-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By greaterbrown

While I love the Baltimore Brew, that was a silly...

While I love the Baltimore Brew, that was a silly article. This article talks about the new bike boulevard (Guilford, N. of North ave) where lots of young students ride through low income...
Forum: Northeast
04-12-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 560
Posted By greaterbrown

Monument to Monument 2013

Baltimore/DC/Baltimore
Sunday, May 5th

details: http://randoramble.wordpress.com/

310324
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-12-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Monument to Monument 2013: ...

Monument to Monument 2013:
http://randoramble.wordpress.com/
310323
Forum: Northeast
03-27-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By greaterbrown

C&O seems out of the way for where you're going....

C&O seems out of the way for where you're going. A nice out of the way, I'll grant you. I suppose it's flatter further north.

edit: my bad. I see you're dropping back south at Cumberland. very...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
03-26-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Wonderful report! May I mooch it for the Ramble...

Wonderful report!
May I mooch it for the Ramble blog?
-GB/Bob
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-05-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

Thanks, PJ. Great writing and an heartfelt story....

Thanks, PJ. Great writing and an heartfelt story.
I linked to this from the ramble blog.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-16-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

PJ, Definitely need to get you in for guest...

PJ, Definitely need to get you in for guest posting on the Ramble blog. Wonderful write up.
BTW: I think you may have omitted some important information about our ride leader. ;)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-22-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 562,028
Posted By greaterbrown

wind was tossing me around like a dog toy this...

wind was tossing me around like a dog toy this morning. kinda fun, actually.
usually my saturday AM commutes are pretty quiet. today, there were cars buzzing all over the place. last minute xmas...
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