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Weather is totally overcast, roads wet, forecast now calling for drizzle all day w/ showers.  I'll be at the ride start to pass out cue sheets, but otherwise won't be riding. Dan 8-2-16

I added a ride from the the NCK NCRR-Parkton ride start.  Its a road ride, Dan's Reverse Easier Warmer with a bit of the PA Flatlands ride, about as easy a 53 miler as you can get in the area.  Longest hill is right at the beginning for a warm up, nice scenery, some nice descents and some climbing, but lots of recovery time in between.  Cue sheet at http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.php/ … tdown/621/

Just added this to the calendar, Phil Manger's beautiful ride.  Starts from Taneytown Memorial Park (entrance opposite Harney Road).  Exact metric century from Taneytown through Bonneauville, Biglerville, Fairfield and Emmitsburg.  Terrain is flat-to-rolling, scenery is gorgeous, roads are low-traffic, and there are plenty of restaurants and stores.  The name of the ride says it all.

Apologies, but the ride I planned to lead from Oregon Ridge posted for Saturday conflicts with an event at Oregon Ridge, and uses Gorsuch Mill and Sheppard Rd's, both of which may not be passable according to the Baltimore County website and Jim Gagne's earlier post, so its been deleted.

Dan Artley

There are several BBC rides that use Brose Road that have had detours for the last several months due to a bridge out.  The road is open again for those interested.

Happy trails,

Dan Artley in Parkton

Mar-10-16 07:57 am
Ideal tire pressure for different conditions
Category: Technical
Forum: Riding Style

Here's a link to tire pressure that's worth reading:
https://janheine.wordpress.com/2016/03/ … take-home/

Happy trails,

Dan Artley in Parkton

"Be at one with the universe.  If you can't do that, at least be at one with your bike" - Lennard Zinn

Added a ride last night at a 13/15 pace, fairly hilly with most of the climbing in the first half and lots of pretty scenery & quiet roads.  Snack/rest stop at Rutters in Shrewsbury mile 18 and New Freedom mile 28.  Finishes with a spectacular downhill that's pretty dry even with the present snow melt.  I'll be pacing somewhere around 12-13 mph slowly grinding uphill and flying down.

Dan Artley in Parkton

"To get on a bike is to get hold of the landscape." - Paul Fournel, 'Need for the Bike'

Lobster mitts keep your hands warm at almost any temperature...almost too warm. They're only a little clumsy but work fine. I pretty much don't wear them anymore as I do pretty much stop riding when it's 20 or so degrees. At 30 heavier bike gloves w/ silk glove liners are what I like. REI's got the silk liners tho I've always had to ask to find them.

Happy trails,

Dan in Parkton

"Why don't more people do winter rides? All cold-weather cycling requires is hundreds of bucks worth of gear, chemical toe-warmers, and the determination to avoid household chores by any means necessary ..."
- Janet Goldstein, BBC

This is essentially the tandem tailgate ride cue sheet, but starting at the NCK location, the NCR Trail at Frederick Rd adjacent to York Rd.  This is only a block or so away from the cue sheet's start.  This sheet already has the corrected cues for the bridge out at Brose Road.  Snack Stop at Rutters in Shrewsbury.  I'll be averaging about 12-13 mph for this fairly hilly ride. Ride is rolling with hills, but was flattened out a bit near the end to accommodate tandems.  Most of the climbing is in the beginning to warm you up.

Happy trails,

Dan

"Why don't more people do winter rides? All cold-weather cycling requires is hundreds of bucks worth of gear, chemical toe-warmers, and the determination to avoid household chores by any means necessary ..."
- Janet Goldstein

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