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Sep-21-12 09:27 pm
Where to eat
Category: Social

Today, on a bike ride, I stopped at the recently reoponed store at the top of Shepperd Road.  The new name is :"Wally's.  I was surprised to learn that Wally servies excellent sandwiches.  I had roast turkey with cheese, mayo, lettuce and tomato on the best whole wheat bread.  He roasts whole turkeys, angus beef and ham on site; i.e., very fresh.  Good food at reasonable prices.  Not much else there yet, but he says he will be expanding his offerings in the near future.  He is open for breakfast and lunch.  You might want to check it out.

Today I saw that Sparks Road at York Road was totally milled.  Also, Belmont Road at Belfast Road was in the process of being milled.  Plan accordingly

I discovered that problem yesterday morning, and managed to get through the long stretch of stones and gravel upright but ended up with a rear pinch flat.  Bummer!!  Then, I encountered the mud after the bridge.  A bad start to a good ride.

Be aware, Fringer Road was being milled and repaved yesterday.

Aug-05-12 10:13 pm
Thanks to the volunteers
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

A big THANK YOU to Mary Ryan and unnamed others who did all the work to create the cue sheets, put them in the web site library, make copies for the different rides, set up the tables for registration, etc.  Job well done, and even through most riders probably didn't mention it to you, we appreciate all your efforts so that we could enjoy the rides.  Volunteers are the key to successful BBC events.  And, as Barry Menne announced at the start of one of the rides; the Civil War Century needs more volunteers.

Jul-08-12 05:15 pm
Category: Technical

Cut a one and a half to two inch piece out of an old tire and then trim off the bead on either side (wire or otherwise).  Carry that with you on all rides.  To use the "boot", just incert it inside the tire at the location of the cut or hole and make sure it stays in place as you inflate the tube.  I have always carried one and on several occasions over the years it has allowed someone else to get back.  Once, 70 miles into a century ride I had a bent nail go in and out of the side wall of my rear tire.  The boot allowed me to safely complete the ride with no further problems.  It's free, it weighs just about nothing and it works.  It doesn't get much better than that!

Since no one has posted an update, I am posting this message.  This past Friday, April 20, I rode Longnecker and it has been repaved from end to end...And it's NOT tar and chip.  It's smooth and wide!

Mar-27-12 11:38 pm
Chicken crossing the road
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

The location is no doubt in Harford County, possibly on Old York Road.  But the content of the photo is more interesting.  I think I see three "chicks" and a ... buzzard.  Does the boule come sliced?

Mar-12-12 10:03 pm
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

In June of 1998 Judy Broadwater modified a Hunt Valley 100 fifty mile cue sheet and named it "A Blast from the Past".  We test rode it on June 9th, 14th and 21st, and she and I led it as a club ride for the first time on July 5, 1998.  The temperature that day was in to 80's, it was partly cloudy and the wind was from the North at 10 to 15 mph.  Other than that, I don't remember much about it, except for that chicken!  Eventully, Phil Orwig adjusted the format and entered it into the cue sheet library.  I will forward the cue sheet to Ed off line.

Mar-08-12 10:49 pm
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

As I more closely observed the photo after posting my response, I see that chicken has indeed crossed the road; why, I'm not sure.  It has now taken up residence right next to the pond, not across from it.

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