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Apr-29-21 11:11 am
Cyclist killed on Paper Mill Road
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

Not much detail yet. Like you, I'd like to know more of what happened.

Apr-28-21 12:17 pm
Cyclist killed on Paper Mill Road
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD. (WJZ) — A bicyclist has died after colliding with the front of a car in Baltimore County earlier Tuesday.

The bicyclist was traveling on the NCR Trail when he went into the westbound lane of Paper Mill Road and collided with the front of the vehicle.

He was taken to Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.

Mar-05-21 06:20 pm
Couple road a Tandem, self contained, from LA to Boston at age 74
Category: Social

I just read his full obit in the Sun. This guy rode into his late 80s, which should inspire those of us that are drifting into our 70s and beyond. Several of my neighbors  went to McDonough School during its all-boys, military era. The students looked like little West Point cadets. I thought those gray uniforms were so cool. My best friend who went there described how he would drill every day with saber. He went on to Stanford, then Harvard for a graduate degree, then to UCLA for another graduate degree. He was one of those smart kids groomed for "success." Today, he's CEO of a housing development company based in Los Angeles. One of Robert Lamborn's success stories.     

Dec-11-20 08:41 am
Our worst nightmare.
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

What happened during this "retirement ride" is something many of us think about when we're on the road. According to the article, these cyclists enjoyed a huge shoulder to ride on, but were still mauled by this truck for still unknown reasons. Think of Sweet Air Road, Jacksonville Pike and other roads we travel that have virtually no shoulders. We can only be so careful. The rest is up to the motorists with whom we share the road. Peaceful coexistence is possible, though some motorists don't take kindly to cyclists, thereby stoking the fires of an ongoing contempt between Them and Us. A tragedy like this ups the ante.     

Nov-19-20 06:26 pm
Now passable
Forum: Road Problems

I rode through there today. The work is just about complete, and bikes can now get through. I suspect the gates will soon open for cars.

Nov-19-20 06:26 pm
Now passable
Forum: Road Problems

I rode through there today. The work is just about complete, and bikes can now get through. I suspect the gates will soon open for cars.

Oct-22-20 03:09 pm
Foggy conditions on Thursday morning, October 22, 2020
Forum: Road Problems

Perhaps the foggiest conditions I've ever cycled through. Left from home (21286), then cycled through the Loch Raven watershed up to Sweet Air Road. The roads through Loch Raven weren't that bad - perhaps the woods kept the fog at bay. The fog hanging over the reservoir cast an eerie kind of beauty that I'm glad I got to see. Something out of an old horror flick. Anyway, once I got onto Dulaney Valley Road, visibility was dangerously poor. I suppose my blinking red taillight helped because the cars went around me. But seeing cars in front was problematic: I could barely see them and I'm sure they could barely see me. My concerns about pace and distance took a backseat to focusing on returning home in one piece. Obviously I did or you wouldn't be reading this; you'd be reading something else. Total distance was 26 miles, though the ride seemed much longer, given the need to keep braking while descending Dulaney Valley and surrendering the road a few times to wide-bodied vehicles. There but for the grace, right? Don't try this at home. And thanks for reading.     

Feels like last May (2016) all over again, rain and more rain. No ride tonight, sorry. 

May-27-17 04:43 am
Because of the rainy forecast, the 44-mile 13/15 ride scheduled for Saturday, May 27th is canceled.

Because of the rainy forecast, the 44-mile 13/15 ride scheduled for Saturday May 27th is CANCELED.

Jan-09-15 11:38 am
From the Baltimore Sun
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

The charges are in with regard to Bishop Cook: Vehicular Manslaughter, Texting While Driving, DUI and Leaving The Scene of an Accident.

I read where the manslaughter charge can be tough to prove. Apparently, the state's attorney's office has strong evidence to back it up. I wonder if this will be a plea bargain deal or full-length trial. Stay tuned.   

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