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Jul-06-10 06:14 pm
To host a cyclist riding across country Thusday or Friday night.
Category: Social
Forum: Volunteers

A friend of mind (a recent BBC member that some of else know, Ellen Hochman) is looking for someone in the Silver Spring area or within 15 miles north of that area that can host a cyclist either Thursday or Friday night who is riding across country and who also hosted  him at her house Sunday night. Below I pasted the main part of her  email to me and she said if someone is able to accommodate to email her with the info. Her email address is "eh2bike@gmail.com"
or you can email me directly and I can get in touch with her.

I'm trying to find a place for a 23 year old bike rider from Connecticut (who is riding across the US) to spend the night on Wednesday (tomorrow).  His route takes him to the Corbett/Monkton area and it is just the right distance for his day.

He stayed at my house on Sunday night. At a minimum, Ryan can pitch his tent in the yard and have access to the bathroom for a shower and other needs.  If convenient, couch surfing or a guest bed and use of the washing machine would be appreciated - but not necessary.

I can vouch for Ryan.  He was really a very pleasant and appreciative guest.  Camp ground in the NY - Washington region are hard to reach and often quite expensive - so Ryan's other option is to just camp at the side of the road.

Ellen

Where Piney Hill and Hereford Rd meet there is a very large patch of gravel, looks like after a major storm but it hasn't rained for a while so don't know why, even driving thru it was a little tricky. It takes up just about the whole right lane coming from York Rd in the turn.
Jim

Jun-18-10 09:20 pm
Can you ride across it?
Forum: Road Problems

Thanks Janet and Brain for the Prettyboy info.

Jun-18-10 03:31 pm
Can you ride across it?
Forum: Road Problems

Anyone know if the status of the Prettyboy Dam, can you get across it by bike due the construction?
Jim

Jun-08-10 03:32 pm
Matthews road has been paved.
Forum: Road Problems

Matthews Rd in Monkton which goes between Monkton Rd on the other side of the Gunpowder river from the bike and hike trail over to Corbett Rd has been paved and is ridable. Starting from the Monkton Rd side will include a up-hill that should get you into your lows gears and out of the saddle. It's short but steep and narrow so pay attention for traffic coming the other way. Starting on the Corbett side is not as fun.
Jim

May-18-10 03:10 pm
Selling $120 or BO
Category: Technical

I have a pair of Sidi road shoes 44 1/2, have about 125 miles in them. Will sell for $120 or BO. Will not ship. Cash or check with ID only.
Selling because 1/2 size to big for me. Pictures available upon request. These are the Genius version 4.
Jim

Apr-26-10 08:16 pm
this rider gives new meaning to wheel sucker.
Category: Social
Apr-12-10 09:12 am
Biking tax break.
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

Last year bicycling commuters were included in the tax code section that allows for employer reimbursement of workplace transportation costs. Thanks to the Bicycle Commuter Act, cyclists now get some of the same type of tax-free fringe benefits as do their motoring co-workers. If a company provides the benefit, which is $20 per month, a worker can put into a special tax-favored account, bicycle commuters can use that money to help defray such costs as the purchase of a bicycle, bike lock, helmet, bike parking fees, shower facilities and general bike maintenance.
(This was copy and pasted from an article from yahoo.com)

Apr-07-10 05:53 pm
Reported from the radio's traffic Wed evening at rush hour.
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

I think a pedacycle is a bike that has a motor as well as pedals. And yes she was driving a Toyota,  but had nothing to do with how fast she was driving, it was an Echo.
Jim

Apr-06-10 08:18 pm
Reported from the radio's traffic Wed evening at rush hour.
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

Just heard the traffic report from the radio two cyclist involved in traffic accident at Falls and Butler, anybody who might know who they are post back with any info.
Jim

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