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Loch Raven Reservoir Loop - Nice ride around Loch Raven Starting Seminary to Providence and coming back over Corbett to Oregon Ridge and over Jerome Jay and featuring the descent down Mays Chapel.  Break at mile 24 at Filling Station Cafe on York Rd. The usual hills and rollers for 3100 feet.

I know it's early but it's going to be about 100 heat index by 9:30AM. 

Ross will lead Steve's Ride-Plus-Ride equals Fun+Fun... You can join the Ride Leader at Meadowood for the ride up to Oregon Ridge (8-ish miles). Everyone else rendezvouses at ORR at 40 minutes after ride start time.  Be ready in case the ride arrives early! Then ride the Piney Hill Sparks Loop (35 mile loop from ORR). Then if you started from Meadowood (or want an extra climb) ride back to Meadowood.  Break at the Filling Station Cafe on York Rd.

Oct-11-15 12:00 pm
Added Steve Zeldin's famous tour of italy in honor of Columbus Day!

Added Steve Zeldin's famous tour of italy in honor of Columbus Day tomorrow!

Check the ride calendar MWP start at 9AM

Late post!  Get a ride in before the Tstorms on Labor Day.  Back before lunch time.  Join me at 8:30 AM at Bloomsbury Community Center on Bloomsbury Avenue in Catonsville for a hilly ride out to Sykesville and back.  Stop about midway at convenience store.  Contact me directly for gps files. … amp;id=404

Ride added
Glyndon Figure 8, 33 miles and 2100 ft no breaks but goes by Mr Charles at mile 24 (Thanks Steve for the short ride suggestion)

Hope to see you at MWP at 9:30 AM!
low chance of precip

Looks like we may be able to squeeze in 47 instead of 80 on Sunday.  If rain is less than 30% between 8:30 and Noon then I will ride.  Here's the new post.  Queue sheet up shortly.

Sorry, postponing the Catonsville to Hampstead ride due to threat of rain.  Will instead do the Ville to Ville Ride.  This ride leaves Catonsville on many of the same roads as the below ride but then heads to Sykesville and then back on Old Frederick Road. 

This part of the post is from the ride I'm no longer doing: "This is a hilly ride from Catonsville to Hampstead.  It is a redo of Mike Harris' Century.  I'm updating it to put more hills at the beginning and fewer at the end. Also cutting out the gratuitous hills at the end, sorry Mike.  I'll bring my shorter ride and Mike's century and you can choose.  This is a challenging ride due to the hills and questionable road conditions.  We'll stop at Snickerdoodles and maybe we'll see the usual ORR crowd!"

It's been a while.... time for some more Tour de Montes prep! A fellow BBCer told me on my first go at Foxey Coxey that he needed to do this ride every few years just to remind himself how hard it was. Extremely steep hills with some roads in poor condition, so this is an advanced ride. If you like to punish yourself, this is the ride for you!

Check the calendar for more details … amp;id=148

Apr-18-12 10:32 pm
Ride Report
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Mark Tabb made a good call today by postponing the Accountant's Burnout ride for tomorrow.  I started early at 845a but that didn't help.  The rain was pretty steady for most of the first hour.  Fortunately the rain stopped as I reached South Mountain.  Once over, it "spit" rained on and off for the next 2 1/2 hours or so.  Upon returning to Taneytown the rain picked up but never as steady as at the start.  A note to tomorrow's riders.  The first rest stop at 24.5m is out of business (it was also 2 years ago the last time I did this ride) and the Pizza place (used to be Rocky's) in Cascade (Ft. Richie) is also out of business (and was last year on a different ride).  I saw no stops in Cascade except maybe a new community center but I don't know what the rules are for using it.  No gas stations, nothing.  My first stop for a convenience store was at mile 56.  Since it was in the 50s, 2 water bottles lasted until then no problem.  Despite the bad weather and relatively cool temps finished this solo ride at 15.7 nearly a full mph faster than 2 years ago - 14.9.  Hope there's a good turnout tomorrow for the real ride! -Ross

Yes it will be cold.  It's a short ride with no stops.  See you for ride start at 1030 Sat AM.  -Ross

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