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Forum: Touring
01-26-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 15,036
Posted By maxine

:) Ah, well, I guess I'll never get to be one of...

:) Ah, well, I guess I'll never get to be one of the cool hepcat kids . . . I am very short, so my bikes are tiny -- no way I can use those frame packs and seatpost packs, etc.
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By maxine

In what part of the "Eastern Shore" will you be...

In what part of the "Eastern Shore" will you be wandering? :)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-12-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By maxine

As others have said, you won't be able to see the...

As others have said, you won't be able to see the ocean from the seat of your bike on Coastal Highway, but you could turn onto one of the beach access points to get a look.

One thing about...
Forum: Touring
08-10-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,759
Posted By maxine

I use the Jandd Extreme front rack (on a Trek...

I use the Jandd Extreme front rack (on a Trek 520). It's probably stupid heavy, but I like the solid top platform.
Forum: Northeast
05-17-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By maxine

There's the famous velodrome in the Allentown...

There's the famous velodrome in the Allentown area -- actually Trexlertown, I think, a bit west of Allentown; roughly the same driving time as Reading. No clue what the road biking world is like...
Forum: Northeast
05-16-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By maxine

Yeesh. Bloomsburg is a solid hour drive from...

Yeesh. Bloomsburg is a solid hour drive from Pottsville, Williamsport about an hour and a half. As a native Pottsville-ian ;) I've often thought that it's a shame that the roads up there (which...
04-25-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 12,098
Posted By maxine

(Oh, and just for the record -- I was car-free...

(Oh, and just for the record -- I was car-free when I lived in England for four years, so I am not at all hostile to the concept. It worked for my life back then; occasional inconvenience, but...
04-25-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 12,098
Posted By maxine

So, OF COURSE that simply answers his point, and...

So, OF COURSE that simply answers his point, and he should OF COURSE immediately sell his car, because OF COURSE it's not going to affect his kayaking. ;) :)

On Saturday morning I needed to get...
Forum: Touring
04-14-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,718
Posted By maxine

I haven't monkeyed much with my Trek 520.

I haven't monkeyed much with my Trek 520.
Forum: Northeast
04-07-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By maxine

Yeah, holiday weekends are tough. I think I did...

Yeah, holiday weekends are tough. I think I did that trip in late September.

(There's also a State Park -- Maryland -- at Assateague, but I expect that it's probably booked up by now, too.)
Forum: Northeast
04-06-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By maxine

A few years ago I did a bike camping trip that...

A few years ago I did a bike camping trip that started in Trap Pond State Park, Delaware (I made arrangements with the rangers to leave my car in an overflow lot there while I was gone.) That's...
Forum: Touring
04-04-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,098
Posted By maxine

Second actual lady :) replying, and I'm a...

Second actual lady :) replying, and I'm a shortie, to boot -- 5'1. Since about 2008 I have been a mostly happy rider of the smallest stock size Trek 520, using panniers.

Agree with the poster...
03-21-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,926
Posted By maxine

Smith Island, Maryland. ;) (Actually, it's not...

Smith Island, Maryland. ;) (Actually, it's not fully car-free -- but cars are rare among the residents, and there is no way for a visitor to come over in one.)

But: Not much there. Inhabited by...
Forum: Touring
03-04-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,833
Posted By maxine

I'm always hopeful that would-be opportunistic...

I'm always hopeful that would-be opportunistic thieves would look at my Eggbeaters and say "Dude, this one has no pedals, WTF!!! Grab that other one!!" :D:D
02-23-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,248
Posted By maxine

"Constitutionality" -- **********??

"Constitutionality" -- **********??
02-22-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,248
Posted By maxine

Housing expenses could sometimes be a factor --...

Housing expenses could sometimes be a factor -- in certain areas/cities of the U.S., the cost of safe, decent housing is too high for many workers to afford. Even giving up their cars would not put...
Forum: Touring
01-18-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,650
Posted By maxine

A few summers ago, my s/o and I rode our bikes...

A few summers ago, my s/o and I rode our bikes from Pocomoke City, MD (where we were staying at a B&B) to Crisfield, MD and then went over on the mail boat to Smith Island. Rode around the island,...
Forum: Touring
01-18-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,650
Posted By maxine

Ohhhhhhhhh!! Sorry, I probably wasn't paying...

Ohhhhhhhhh!! Sorry, I probably wasn't paying close enough attention! (The "unofficial" name of the one in Maryland -- "the Bay Bridge" -- is too similar!)

Never mind, LOL! :)

I have been...
Forum: Touring
01-18-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,650
Posted By maxine

I don't believe that the police/transit...

I don't believe that the police/transit authorities nowadays still provide the walk-up van service that suburbanbeat describes (actually, I'm surprised that they were, apparently, still doing so in...
Forum: Touring
12-24-15, 08:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,641
Posted By maxine

After semi-pondering it for several years, I'm...

After semi-pondering it for several years, I'm fairly certain that 2016 is when I will actually do the GAP/C&O trip. Maybe 5-6 days, tent camping. Still hemming and hawing about the most basic...
12-09-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By maxine

It *is* an interesting topic, and it's a shame...

It *is* an interesting topic, and it's a shame how the Touring thread derailed the way it did. But, boy, talk about a niche within a niche within a niche! Cyclists are already a minority of the...
Forum: Touring
12-02-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 64,720
Posted By maxine

I've brought this chair with me sometimes. ...

I've brought this chair with me sometimes.

Alite Mayfly Chair - REI.com (http://www.rei.com/product/869659/alite-mayfly-chair)

Hardly a bathtub. ;)

Is it a "you'll die without it!"...
Forum: Touring
11-24-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 64,720
Posted By maxine

It's all a tradeoff. "Need" is subjective. ...

It's all a tradeoff. "Need" is subjective. "Harder to control" does not equal "so hard to control that it's dangerous or at least very unpleasant and should be avoided." Thus people will balance...
Forum: Touring
11-24-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 64,720
Posted By maxine

That is exactly the point that (I believe) many...

That is exactly the point that (I believe) many here are trying to make. Yes, a fully-loaded touring bike handles differently than an unloaded touring bike, or a race bike. That difference does not...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-22-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

Booooo!!!!! :mad: Hope you're healed up soon!

Booooo!!!!! :mad: Hope you're healed up soon!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-08-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

:thumb: NoRacer and I had been looking at...

:thumb:

NoRacer and I had been looking at Monument to Monument again, and I had been looking at the C-Ville mural ride (Isaias said no way he was stopping so often on a bike ride, unless beer...
Forum: Touring
09-01-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,084
Posted By maxine

I don't think JulieL said that she was...

I don't think JulieL said that she was particularly short.

Because there is less concern for speed and aerodynamics, it does seem that there is indeed a lot more leeway in setting up a touring...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
09-01-15, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

NoRacer and I had a very nice ride on the W&OD...

NoRacer and I had a very nice ride on the W&OD trail this Saturday. He's been on parts of the trail -- with DC Randonneurs, and also I believe on one of the Rando Rambles -- but it was my first...
Forum: Touring
08-31-15, 06:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,091
Posted By maxine

Hmmm. $25. On top of the price of your train...

Hmmm. $25. On top of the price of your train ticket.

Anybody know what those bike-and-rider shuttle services along the trail charge?
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-26-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

:(:mad::cry: That's awful!! Where were you...

:(:mad::cry:

That's awful!! Where were you staying? Where was the bike?

I don't usually get too attached to things, but Airborne (the company) is no more, so my bike is now a collector's...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By maxine

Nice bike. I like the matching turtle, too. :) ...

Nice bike. I like the matching turtle, too. :)

I'm not sure how much there is in the way of exploratory opportunity on Assateague Island, if you're on foot or on a bike. I've never hiked...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By maxine

There are biting flies (painful!!) on Assateague;...

There are biting flies (painful!!) on Assateague; it seems kind of hit or miss as to whether they will be bad on any given outing. I used to do an annual three-day camping trip in the group site...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By maxine

There are showers for use by day-trippers to the...

There are showers for use by day-trippers to the beach on Assateague. Note that there are actually two parks on Assateague -- Assateague State Park, and Assateague National Seashore. The national...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-18-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

Yeeeeaaaah, I'm thinking we would *not* be a very...

Yeeeeaaaah, I'm thinking we would *not* be a very good tandem team -- we're both a little too fond of doing our own things. ;) We tend to yo-yo on our rides: he may decide to go haring off up ahead...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-16-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

Hello, peoples. :) NoRacer and I had 80...

Hello, peoples. :)

NoRacer and I had 80 (almost) very nice miles on the Maryland Eastern Shore this weekend.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/866895824

We took the first 40...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-15-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

Great pics! Even if the cows *do* look...

Great pics! Even if the cows *do* look distinctly unimpressed. :)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-15-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

I kayak, and I've invited him several times, but...

I kayak, and I've invited him several times, but "NoRacer" is firmly "NoKayaker" as well. :lol:

The water was surprisingly deep towards the middle, and the log was mildly precarious. I made it...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-12-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

A few pics from OC: ...

A few pics from OC:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/maxinebikes/sets/72157655790173362
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-09-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

Great pics! You need to get yourself into more...

Great pics! You need to get yourself into more of them. ;)

Seems that Catonsville is really developing a good-sized community of cyclists. :thumb:
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-09-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

:) No interesting "Maxine" stories. Since we...

:) No interesting "Maxine" stories. Since we ended up driving to OC, we actually brought clothes (still only one set, though :lol:) with us, and Isaias did not do the usual "buy and donate at the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-08-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

I saw this on Facebook, and pointed it out to...

I saw this on Facebook, and pointed it out to Isaias. Very cool, if we had been in the area, I would have come up for that ride!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-08-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

{{ insert fist-pump emoji **** Yeah!! ...

{{ insert fist-pump emoji **** Yeah!!



Isaias and I set out for Ocean City on the morning of July 1: Isaias on his bike from his house in Essex; me in my car from my place, bound for my...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By maxine

It's been a long time since I've ridden the C&O,...

It's been a long time since I've ridden the C&O, but based on my recollection, and what I have seen more recent riders report, I would not say that the surfaces are at all similar. The NCR is mostly...
04-15-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,790
Posted By maxine

You are far more likely to get hit in the first...

You are far more likely to get hit in the first place if you are illegally riding on the wrong side of the road. Drivers do not expect to see bikes there, and a startled driver is a driver who isn't...
04-15-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,790
Posted By maxine

Do you drive a car? Do you spend all of your...

Do you drive a car? Do you spend all of your time in the car looking at your rearview and side mirrors?

I use either a helmet- or glasses-mounted mirror. A quick flick of my eyeballs, maybe a...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,281
Posted By maxine

Government lawyer.

Government lawyer.
Forum: Commuting
01-07-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,388
Posted By maxine

Yes, this. And not just flats, obviously, but...

Yes, this. And not just flats, obviously, but any mechanical, or even an unexpected relatively mild wipe-out that, in more "normal" temperatures, you would just shake off, rest for a few minutes,...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-07-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,085
Posted By maxine

The snow in your face? How about that wind?? ...

The snow in your face? How about that wind?? Man, I was hating life just walking to/from my car! :cry:

Hats (helmets) off to you, sir! :thumb::)
Forum: Touring
01-05-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,793
Posted By maxine

I'm not sure there is such a clear-cut...

I'm not sure there is such a clear-cut correlation.

A certain segment of the "car-free" is made up of people who don't really want to be car-free, but are out on bikes due to lack of money, DUI...
12-23-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,902
Posted By maxine

I also found it interesting (I didn't check to...

I also found it interesting (I didn't check to see how old the quiz is) that they did not in any way address content streaming. I think the first question was about how much TV you watched in the...
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