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Jan-07-16 11:42 am
A Strava video
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

Mike, first log onto Strava on the computer you are on, no need for anything but a basic account.  Then just play anyone else's video and at the end there is a note on screen to see your own.  Click on it, after it compiles and plays you can then share it on various social media.

Oddly, I can't figure out how to pull it back up on Strava so I guess that posting is it.

Dec-09-15 09:11 am
Century route for Saturday
Category: Social

Actually, all three are in the Other Locations 50 miles + in the cue sheet library.  Generally, you want to ride the volunteer ride as Ed suggested when it isn't the actual CWC.  Remember the CWC has rest stops with food and drink and none of those exist on other days.  The volunteer ride makes minor changes to take you near/past refueling spots and into Boonesboro for lunch (usually at Subway).

Also note the third cue sheet for the ultra-evil CWC Reversed.  This is a longer, harder ride that goes up the steeper sides of the climbs in the back-end 2/3rds of the ride.  You need to conserve the first 30 miles across the cornfields with the wind at your back up to Gettysburg because when you hit the double of Jack's Mountain followed by Gladhill in reverse, you might find yourself walking like I did my first time!  If you find it too hard, you can turn left on RT-550 at that point and coast back to the start.

There are THREE distinct things going on THIS SUNDAY to honor John & Lynne who were killed on their tandem. (a LOT of content below)
*1) A ride hosted by me for all folks, all clubs, all who want a nice fifty-something ride on the weekend.  See below
*2) That ride joins with a small 12 mile total ride from Chesapeake Beach for a mass of folks with police escort to place the Ghost Bike.
*3) Ghost Bike placement and memorial event.

#1 I'm leading a Baltimore Bike Club Ride TO and FROM the Ghost Bike Ceremony Ride for John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch.  9:30am.
THIS BBC ride (welcome to co-list) is an All-Pace Ride leaving from Southern High School in Harwood, MD (4400 Solomons Island Rd, Harwood, MD 20776) at 9:30am for a pace of 15-17 mph. (Leave at 9am if you will be riding at 12-13). We will be routed counter-clockwise and will be eating lunch at the Market until AFTER the ceremony, figure at 1pm at best so bring something to eat to tide you over. The main group WILL stop at the Market for fellowship, decompression, deli sandwiches and hydration for the last 15 miles.

I expect that after lunch we will get back to the starting point in Harwood around 3-4pm so this will be an all day affair and 56 miles total. Starting temps will be cold (29 overnight) and 49 for a high but dress for 40's. Weather looks clear.

Here is the cue sheet for THIS ride which is TO the celebration ride start/stop point.http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11090657.tcx

#2 Ghost Bike Ceremony Ride for John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch - Potomac Pedalers

(RSVP here:  http://www.potomacpedalers.org/events/e … &group

RSVP NOW!! by the 20th so the Police know how many are doing the celebration ride since they are supporting.


Potomac Pedalers is hosting a 12 mile round trip from Beach Elementary School in Chesapeake Beach to install a Ghost Bike donated and prepared by Larry Black in honor of John and Lynne. Feel free to drive directly there if you'd just like to do the 12 miles and ceremony rolling out at 11am from 7900 Old Bayside Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

And below is the Bike Maryland overview and announcement:
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Bike Maryland <bikemd@bikemd.org>
To:
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:43 AM
Subject: Memorial Ride and Ghost Bike Placement

Tandem Ghost Bike for John and Lynne

Ghost Bike Ceremony Ride for John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch
It is with heavy hearts that we have joined with the Potomac Pedalers, Frederick Pedalers, Bike AAA, Oxon Hill, and others to organize a memorial ride and Ghost Bike Ceremony for John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch.

John and Lynne were superstar cyclists - extraordinarily experienced and safety-conscious. Sadly, when they took their tandem out on Halloween, a driver decided to get behind the wheel while drunk.

On Sunday, November 22nd the bicycle community is joining together to honor them with a tandem ghost bike on Tobacco Road. Please join us for this solemn occasion.

The twelve-mile round trip ride will begin at Beach Elementary School (7900 Old Bayside Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732) at 11:00 AM. Riders should be at the school and ready to roll no latter than 11:00 AM. Parking is very limited, so please carpool or ride in.

Those who prefer a longer ride may opt to start earlier from other locations, such as Southern High School (Baltimore Bike Club leading ride), Chesapeake Market (Annapolis Bike Club cue sheet), or Northern High School (Oxon Hill leading ride).

The Ghost Bike installation will take place on Tobacco Road at approximately 11:45 AM. After a brief ceremony, the Memorial Ride will return to Beach Elementary School.

Thanks to Larry Black of Mt. Airty Bicycles for preparing and donating a ghost tandem.

To honor their memories, John's sister has set up the John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch Memorial Advocacy Fund to support Bike Maryland's work in and out of Annapolis.

*Getting the word out-email to cyclists that may not be on Potomac Peddlers site*  Looks like showers in the morning so this might just work out in the PM.

John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch Celebration of Life Gathering  John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch Celebration of Life Gathering

11/7/2015
When:    November 7th
Noon to 4 pm
Where:
Black Hill Regional Park
20926 Lake Ridge Dr
Shelter C
Boyds, Maryland  20841

http://www.potomacpedalers.org/events/e … amp;group=

If you plan on attending please Register or RSVP above.  The memorial ride will have a police escort and we would like to have a head count of attendees.  All riders are invited and welcome.

John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch were killed when they were struck from behind by a drunk driver while riding their tandem bike in Calvert County on Saturday afternoon, October 31. John and Lynne were avid cyclists and touched many lives. They were randonneurs, active with the D.C. Randonneurs, long-time members of the Potomac Pedalers and Frederick Pedalers, and active in the bike advocacy community as members of the Montgomery County Bicycle Action Group (MCBAG) for over twenty years, WABA, and Bike Maryland. It seems John and Lynne were active in all the local bike organizations from Oxon Hill and Ann Arundal to Frederick and probably beyond. This loss is felt very deeply in our community.
This Saturday (11/7) there will be a Celebration of Life ride at Black Hill Regional Park hosted by the D.C. Randonneurs and Adele Rosenbusch, the sister of Lynne. We will say some prayers around 1 and before and after we can share stories about Lynne and John. Food will be served picnic style. Please bring your bicycles and enjoy the park. Spread the word, all are welcome.

Oct-27-15 04:51 pm
From the Baltimore Sun
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

October 27, 2015:
For repeated wanton recklessness, extreme drunk driving, texting while driving drunk and in that process killing an innocent good man, husband and father of young children, our "system" of justice says 7 years is enough of a price to pay.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryla … story.html

Sep-10-15 01:45 pm
From the Baltimore Sun
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

This sentencing recommendation, even if accepted (and that is unlikely, the judge already said it won't be more and could be less), will mean this.
20 years, natch, just words.
10 years suspended, so that means a 10 year sentence.
"Followed by 5 years probation" means that when she is released after a few years of the 10 years (probably less than 5 years) she will be on probation, but who cares.
Are the courts going to revoke her PRIVILEGE to drive?  It isn't a right, she has proven unworthy to EVER be allowed to drive a car again so will this important step be exercised?  I doubt it.
The judge has six weeks to decide what the Oct. 27th ruling is.  Going to court that day is too late, so how do we get this message across?
She needs to be an example and have the sentencing book thrown at her!

Sold!

Travel capable tandem without extreme airline fees, or expensive roof racks on your car or crashing your bike AND car at a drive through!  Equipped with six S&S Couplers and screw-to-join cable splitters allows easy transport in one (included) or two travel cases.  da Vinci Designs custom builds very high-end frames and complete bikes with their patented ICS or Independent Coasting System which allows EITHER rider to pedal while the other can coast as needed and join when more power is needed.  With this system, you are NOT locked together and each rider can clip in or out without affecting the other.  This is ideal for beginner tandem riders and is the system chosen by many long-time veterans.  My starting price is WELL below market value, cleaned up, bikes like this often sell for 50% or more of their original price.  Most S&S coupled tandems sell used for $3K to $6K.

The daVinci frame is the foundation and heart of your tandem. Every tube has been designed for the exact stiffness, strength, weight and ride characteristic we are all seeking, nothing is off the shelf. They had custom dies made for every tube and the results were well worth it. And, every daVinci tandem has the patented Independent Coasting System (ICS).  Hand Built in Denver Colorado

Aside from the benefits of the Independent Coasting, you will find that daVinci Designs tandems are the most comfortable, fast, precise, agile, and stable tandems you will experience. Customers tell us their da Vinci rides more like a single than any other tandem they have ridden. We attribute the ride quality to the race proven geometry, large diameter tubing, careful placement, laser straight alignment and flawless construction.  Chrome Moly Steel is built for strength and durability and even simple repairs in far away lands if needed.. Steel gives the riders a lifetime of enjoyment. For long distances, this frame has enough flex to be a comfortable ride day after day. This specific bike is outfitted with the optional S&S couplers.

Original price: $4495, S&S Couplings add $1600 so $6,095 plus tax if you want to order one new. S&S tool is included. This bike is well used, has scuffs and scrapes as seen in the pics and more.  Some scrapes from trips and packing have been touched up and others not but there is nothing that can't be cleaned up and there are no dents or other damage to the frame.  Now the bike comes with all of the custom Velcro tube protectors shown in the pictures to prevent future damage. 

The drivetrain is due for a significant cleaning and overhaul but everything is included, including the chains and newer rear Shimano cassette.  The extreme wide range gears (four chainrings, enough for any steep hill) with the ICS all work, the rear brake has the optional brake booster for added strength on long descents and a nice luggage rack and bottle cages are included as are the Sefras and Terry WSD seats.  Pedals are not included but can be added, contact after purchase for options.

Road Tandem Dimensions (somewhat custom between Small & Medium)

Front Seat Tube C/T  20.5″ (52.1cm)

Rear Seat Tube C/T  17.5″ (44.5cm)

Front Seat Tube C/C  18.5″ (47.0cm)

Rear Seat Tube C/C  15.75″ (40.0cm)

Front Top Tube 21.5″ (54.6cm)

Jul-01-15 11:35 pm
Carbon repair shops
Category: Technical

Ricardo Gonzales sent me his info:
He used Spyder Composites, it was $57 to ship out including  insurance.  The repair  was $180 + $44 return shipping. It took about a month between shipping and receiving the bike  back.
http://spydercomposites.com/faqs/

He got his BMC repaired, seat stay broke, looks great, can't even tell, he is very happy.
Stuart

Posting for my UPS driver who isn't web savvy.  I got him into bikes and he keeps buying and upgrading before he even rides them much!  It is an almost $2K bike for only $1200 obo.  Standover 32.8", top tube 57.5cm.  Great for both road and light trail use or Columbia trail system or the rails to trails runs.

He has a near-new 2014 Giant TCX SLR 2 all-terrain cross bike upgraded with a SRAM Rival groupo in size LARGE he wants to sell.

This all-new high-performance cyclocross machine was designed to excel in the most demanding conditions and built to handle a wide range of adventures. Engineered with premium ALUXX SLR alloy frame tubing and an OverDrive 2 steerer tube, it’s light and agile enough to burn up any ’cross course in all kinds of conditions. And its innovative technologies, including 135mm rear wheel spacing, disc brakes, improve its performance as well as its versatility. With asymmetrical chainstays for pedaling stiffness, plus clean internal cable routing and a compliant D-Fuse SL composite seatpost, you’re ready for anything

See this link:
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bi … 817/66285/

and here is the PDF data sheet (note it is NOT Shimano 105/Tiegra, it is SRAM Rival).
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_pdf/bike … .slr.2.pdf

PM me and we'll figure it out or call my cell at seven-oh-seven, zero-6, five and nine in the regular Maryland area code.  Stuart Lamb

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