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Nov-20-12 12:56 pm
Barely used bike trailer similiar style of the BOB
Category: Technical

I have for sale, one Maya (http:\\www.mayacycle.com) trailer, with two of their upgraded quick release skewers. This single wheeled trailer has not been used much. It offers the versatility to use the included bag or you can haul odd shaped cargo (up to 60lbs). Some of the cool features of this trailer is that it includes a kickstand that will hold up both bike and trailer, and the trailer has handles so that it can be pushed around like a wheelbarrow when unhooked from the bike.

Trailer with cargo bag ($249), a set of small components ($7.50), and two quick release skewers ($48). Plus I made a tray for when I don't used the bag so it holds stuff better. Total price: $200 which is a steal from the total $304 + shipping that was originally paid. Reasonable offers will be considered.

This trailer works great with a regular bike, but not with a short wheel-based recumbent bike, so I am releasing it from the herd.

Nov-20-12 12:55 pm
Barely used Maya cargo trailer (similiar to a BOB trailer)
Category: Technical

I have for sale, one Maya (http:\\www.mayacycle.com) trailer, with two of their upgraded quick release skewers. This single wheeled trailer has not been used much. It offers the versatility to use the included bag or you can haul odd shaped cargo (up to 60lbs). Some of the cool features of this trailer is that it includes a kickstand that will hold up both bike and trailer, and the trailer has handles so that it can be pushed around like a wheelbarrow when unhooked from the bike.

Trailer with cargo bag ($249), a set of small components ($7.50), and two quick release skewers ($48). Plus I made a tray for when I don't used the bag so it holds stuff better. Total price: $200 which is a steal from the total $304 + shipping that was originally paid. Reasonable offers will be considered.

This trailer works great with a regular bike, but not with a short wheel-based recumbent bike, so I am releasing it from the herd.

Jun-09-12 10:03 pm
Fun ride to D.C. for the Fat Tire Festival

A friend and I are riding down to Wash D.C. on Friday to camp and take part in the Tour de Fat (http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat.aspx)  Other riders are welcomed to join us.  Leaving Friday morning from Joppatowne and can pick-up riders along the way as we are going through Baltimore, camp at Greenbelt Park both nights, tour D.C. on Saturday and return home on Sunday.  10-12 pace.

Apr-09-12 10:29 am
Great Allegheny Passage..ride suggestions
Category: Social

I am available to do a session about the Allegheny Passage.  It would be great if someone had a space in the Towson area for us to use.  I don't think many people want to Trek out to Harford County.   Would folks be up to doing something on a Sunday evening?

Feb-16-12 01:47 pm
Great Allegheny Passage..ride suggestions
Category: Social

If anyone wants to have a BBC get together about the Allegheny Passage, I would be more than glad to go over my experiences, planning, what to expect, places to stop, best and cheapest camping, food, water, etc.

Feb-15-12 08:41 am
Great Allegheny Passage..ride suggestions
Category: Social

Unfortunately, Accounting II homework keeps me from attending, but I am very interested in joining a trip if it fits in with my schedule.  Would love to do that ride again!

I have 2 - 250 lumen headlights, a wheel activated front strobe, 2 flee front strobes, a wheel activated rear strobe, and four flea rear strobes.  I wear a reflective yellow helmet cover and my helmet also has reflective yellow reflective pieces all over it.  When I am riding my one bike, the fairing is lit up by the strobes, so very few people cut me off as the are trying to figure out "what the hell is coming towards them."

I think I am going to get 2 more of the 250 lumen headlights because they each have their own battery.  Losing one doesn't mean losing all.  I use the Dick Schwanke method of visibility of trying to simulate an emergency vehicle.

Sometimes I ride with IO, he is the one riding along nice, easy, and fast. on Rt 40  I am on the recumbent puking my guts up to keep up with him.  Generally our schedules don't match up, but when they do, I like the challenge.

BTW, I live right in the front of Joppatowne on Drew Ct.  If you live in the area, stop by, if you work in the area stop by, and if you ever need to do a fix on your bike, my workstand is always open.  Of course, when I am not using it.

At about 6:00am, Thursday February 2, 2012, bicyclist Daniel Conway was struck while riding his bike at the intersection of Shore Drive and Joppa Farm Road in Joppatowne, Md.  Condition of cyclist is unknown, but it is believed that injuries were not life threatening as he was not airlifted from the scene but taken to the hospital by ambulance.  No more information is available at this time pending further investigation.

Feb-02-12 12:24 pm
Great Allegheny Passage..ride suggestions
Category: Social

I have done the whole trail in both directions.  It is a great ride and would recommend it in warmer weather so you can camp, enjoy the local scenery, and go white water rafting in Ohiopyle.  I parked at Fort Washington on the C&O Canal and rode from there.  Camped one night on the C&O Canal each way.

Trail conditions on the GAP are much better than the C&O, but you don't have as many camping spots along the way.  Ohiopyle SP is nice, but it is a climb to get to the campground.  There is an Army Corps of Engineers campground in Confluence which cost $7 for hikers and bikers.  Food within walking distance and the town is just a couple of minutes away by bike.  There are free campgrounds up the trail towards Pittsburgh.

I would gladly do this trip again because I enjoyed it so much the first time and I did it alone.  There were plenty of people to talk to along the way!  Just be sure to support the local businesses along the way!

Mar-12-10 08:43 am
Is the law, the law?
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

I have been commuting on my new route for about three months now and I have taken notice that this one car shop along US40 uses the shoulder as a parking lot for its customers cars.  The irony is that there are no parking signs posted all along this stretch of shoulder but I never see any parking tickets on windows.  This is a particularly dangerous area with customers trying to get out of their parking lot and cars coming onto US 40 from an odd angled intersection.  To have the lane reduced by 75% and deal with the hazards is not pleasant.  Twice I have had near misses with cars coming out of this business' lot.

My action was to call the Maryland State Police and report the illegally parked cars.  The first time, the officer actually made me believe that something was going to be done.  Next day, cars are there.  Four days later I call again when there are six cars parked along the shoulder and a woman almost T-bones me.  You know it is hard to see around all those parked cars when you are trying to talk on the phone while lighting a cigarette!  I called the MSP again.  The dispatcher asked me if they were parked in front of a business as if that was okay.  I told her they were parked in front of NO PARKING signs.  Next day, cars are there again.

I called yesterday and asked to speak to the officer in charge.  He asks me if they are a hazard where they are parked.  I once again informed him of the NO PARKING signs and the state must think it is dangerous to park there or they wouldn't have installed the signs.  I went on to tell him that yes it is dangerous for bicyclists and since this is a designated bike route, the shoulder is a travel lane.

I bet that if I rode the right lane all the way to work on US 40, I would get a ticket!

What is the point of having a weak 3ft law or any other law if they are not going to be enforced?

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