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The Jerome Jay northern most bridge approaches are rough milled and dangerous.

I will update this list as I find roads being worked on.
Add a road to the list by reply or by forum message to me.

As of 26 June 2017:

  • Ivy Hill Road repaved from Beaverdam Rd west;

  • Jerome Jay northern-most bridge approaches repaved very smooth

Washington Post wrote:
Maryland has banned the practice of “rolling coal” in which drivers of diesel pickup trucks intentionally spew black exhaust at pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists.

As of Oct. 1, motorists who intentionally blow visible exhaust at a person or vehicle can be fined up to $500. Rolling coal is done to attack protesters, show disdain for “foreign” or hybrid vehicles, or, apparently, as a dirty prank, according to the videos. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed the bill Thursday.

Rolling coal requires a driver to have overridden or tampered with a vehicle’s emission controls, said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, which represents diesel engine manufacturers and suppliers. Schaeffer said his group supported the legislation, along with Bike Maryland, because it’s unsafe and bad for the environment.

It also gives diesel engines a bad name, he said.

“Nobody wants to see a black puff of smoke coming out of any vehicle,” Schaeffer said. “It’s a very small fraction of a universe of people who do this, but it’s not representative of the current world of diesel technology that people have worked so hard to make clean.”

Kim Lamphier, of Bike Maryland, said her organization has heard a growing number of complaints in the past four years, particularly from cyclists and runners on rural roads, where some motorists apparently want to give them the message of “you don’t belong.”

“It’s horrible because you can breathe this stuff deep into your lungs and be coughing for several days,” Lamphier said. “For people with asthma who cycle, it can be a lethally dangerous combination.”

Schaeffer said it’s primarily a problem with diesel pickup trucks, not tractor-trailers. New Jersey and Colorado recently passed similar laws, he said. Tampering with a vehicle emissions-control system is also illegal under federal law.

Maryland Del. Clarence K. Lam (D-Howard) said he sponsored the legislation because the practice has “gotten out of hand” on Maryland roads.

“Over the last year, I have heard from an increasing number of cyclists, runners and drivers who have been coal-rolled throughout the state,” Lam said in a statement.

The ban does not apply to diesel vehicles that discharge visible exhaust during normal acceleration, commercial vehicles weighing 10,000 pounds or more, or vehicles on construction sites.

May-04-17 08:17 pm
Unbelievably, Heather Cook is up for Parole for killing Tom Palermo
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

Also weekend of April 29th watch out for:

April 29 2017 Maryland Hunt Cup
Time: Gates open: 11:00 am, Post time: 4:00 pm
Location: Worthington Farms, Tufton Avenue, Glyndon, MD

April 30 2017 MD Jr. Hunt Cup
Time: Gates open: 11:00 am, Post time: 12:00 noon
Location: Shawan Downs, 1401 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

The Tuesday April 4 ride start moved to 10:00 am.  Check Calendar/Forum for any cancellation as there might be morning rain.

9:30 a.m. is the start time for both the 13-15 and 16&Over April Fools Rides on Saturday 4/1/2017.
The rides leave from MRP - Middletown Road Park & Ride

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