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Sep-27-10 07:43 pm
suggestions for a route from Baltimore to Annapolis?
Category: Social

Was wondering if anyone could give a recommended route from downtown Baltimore to Annapolis? Specifically down to the BA trail.  Or is there a cue from the library you could recommend?  Thanks Jeff

May-10-10 08:20 am
insights about a wheel coming out of true?
Category: Technical

Thanks Isaias,  one question I don't understand is the life of this wheel now after two rides both hobbling home.  Should / do I need to ask for a replacement wheel or can this wheel be brought back to true with the correct tension with everything as good as new?  I like the longer rides meaning I can be quite far from home.  thanks for any insights or advice.  jeff

p.s. are there any club mechanics classes for us newbies?

May-09-10 07:42 pm
insights about a wheel coming out of true?
Category: Technical

First off I don't know anything about building up a wheel.  Yesterday on a group ride my rear wheel came out of true (very bad) and I don't think it was because I hit anything, very good roads at a moderate pace.  Took the wheel in and had a mechanic true it up - I watched it seemed like he did a great job.  On todays ride the wheel again came way out of true and I know I didn't hit anything and was on some of the nicest roads I've ridden.  I've broken spokes before and never had the tire go woefully out of wack so quickly.  There were so many spokes that were incredibly loose. 

Had a spoke wrench with me tried to use my brakes to tighten and true the tire along side the road (too far to walk) but none of the spokes would keep their tightness (over time) and I wasn't going to oven tighten them - unsure what's going on out on the side of a road.

So any insights why a perfectly trued tire would come out of true after riding for less than forty miles?  Again I know today and yesterday I didn't hit anything including potholes.  Thanks for any advice  jeff

p.s. the bike /wheels are less than a month old

Steve,  I rode it today 5/9/10 and all the signs were down and was able to go across the dam no problem. there still were construction trailers onsite but I think the road is open for good

Apr-17-10 08:32 pm
new bike should I register it?
Category: Social

Just got my new bike and am wondering if I should register it with the bike registry?  Is there any practical benefit to this registry?  Or is most likely even if a road bike was recovered it would be beyond repair and just better to claim it on insurance? Any insights or opinions are very welcome.  thanks jeff

According to the signs at Prettyboy the road crossing the dam is going to be closed from 2/22 through till May, just thought I would pass this on.  Of course the climb out on Falls road is much more fun anyways.  jeff

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