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Mar-19-10 11:56 am
This Sunday's Randonneur's Ramble
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Forum: Ride Reports

There is a lot of great weather and great rides scheduled for this weekend. Get out there and enjoy the saddle time!

This Sunday, the Randonneur's Ramble takes a big loop up into Carroll and Frederick counties. A very pretty ride that starts off hilly, rounds off after the halfway point and gives an easy descent back to Baltimore.

The Rando Rambles are all day expeditions of 100 miles or more. These are not rides you "knock out". They are rides you take the day for. They are more like bicycle-ridden surveys reaching from Baltimore to Maryland's (and neighboring state's) farms, forests, river valleys, mountains and historic small towns. I list them at 15-17MPH, but rarely go over a 15mph average (and often much less). There are always short mileage options and breaks every 25 miles. If you've got the day free and can manage a 13-15mph pace for many hours of sight-seeing, then I heartily encourage you to ride one.

There will be a new and different Ramble every month. Next month the ride is on April 4th (two weeks away on Easter sunday) with a route up to Holtwood PA over to the eastern shore of the Susquehanna.

If have any questions about the Rando Rambles or if you are on the fence about riding one and would like some encouragement, don't hesitate to email me.

Enjoy the weekend everyone!                   -Bob Wagner

Mar-18-10 02:03 pm
cannot login on first try with either safari nor chrome on a mac
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I, too, am on a Mac OS 10.6 running Safari 4.0. I have also gotten that message, but only once when I had multiple login windows open.
I've not had a problem since them.  (not sure if that was the issue)

Mar-04-10 04:00 pm
ISO route feedback
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Forum: Ride Reports

Steve Zeldin wrote:

[You do realize why Long Ln is not on any cuesheet current/lol  I suggest the Long Ln option be saved for a drier period and not near the end of a 106 mile ride.

Steve, you're so damn reasonable. I like that Long rd though. All of this is only to avoid the Deer Park  bridge construction. Phooey.
I'll probably drop down towards Reisterstown then:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4406554813_c7bd34d371_b.jpg

Mar-03-10 10:51 pm
ISO route feedback
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Forum: Ride Reports

Hows about a right at Hanover Pike to left on Long ln. R on Longnecker and L on Butler.
That would remove the scary crossing and the Piney Grove section.

Mar-03-10 04:05 pm
ISO route feedback
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

Here is a preliminary routing of my March rando ramble.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/384035

Before I hop on the bike and give it a check-out ride, I thought maybe some of you could give me some preliminary trouble shooting. See anything in there that is dangerous, unpaved, or closed? Also, if the route is nearby a particularly nice riding road that I'm not using, I'd love your suggestions. I'm mostly interested in the areas west of Lake Liberty.
Thanks.

Mar-02-10 02:52 pm
One way of getting in the miles
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Forum: Ride Reports

My commute is 17.5 miles each way. Some days I can be a bit late and I either ride one of Steve Z's rides or I'll ride a "super commute". This was today's http://tinyurl.com/yzeoemx

Mar-01-10 11:09 pm
Mileage Poll
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Forum: Ride Reports

Janet, Have you been getting your miles in?

Feb-28-10 09:45 pm
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Forum: Ride Reports

The thousand for January is tough, but at least there were 31 days to do it in. 1,000 miles for Feb is hardcore. 28 days and all that snow. Fine work.

LD Adventurers,

Since the trails are not clear, we'll have to postpone the 3 cities Century till spring. As a simple and safe substitute, we will be riding Frederick rd out to Frederick and back. Start is still from the south corner of Carroll Park. Easy parking and bathrooms at McDonalds across the street. I rode Fred. rd to Mt. Airy last Mon. and the conditions were uneven, but good. However, we might encounter occasional frozen washouts if conditions are right. This is an out and back ride so, infinite turnarounds possible. Do come. READ THIS BEFORE RIDING- http://tinyurl.com/RandoRideNotes

Please email me if you've got any concerns or questions.

7:50AM Meet. 8:10AM push off.
Carroll Park south corner. Baltimore. see here: http://tinyurl.com/ygfr7sn


-Bob

I must admit to having no first hand knowledge of the trails, but I would have to guess that any bike/ped trails are going to be dead last for snow removal. The path around Druid Hill still shows one set of footprints. Unfortunately, path riders might have to wait a long time till they're seeing pavement. Alas.

I am having to change the route of my century ride this sunday. 20 miles of it was on paths.
It will happen though.  current/smile

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