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Paging MB1....utopiamyopia
Nov 9, 2001 2:28 PM
Question for you...

...you posted a ride report that seemed to come from the DC area as it mentioned a mountainbike trailhead near the 'Metro.'

What trailhead did you come upon off the Metro? I live in DC and have been looking to add some nearby MTB to my road program. Much thanks!
Schaeffer Farms is about 8-10 easy miles from the Shady GroveMB1
Nov 9, 2001 2:41 PM
Metro Stop. It also puts you fairly close to Sugarloaf, Black Hill and Seneca Creek State Parks, and lots of dirt roads in the area. Miss M and I take about 10 road miles to get warmed up anyway so the Metro is a perfect start for any of these rides.

If you are in any kind of shape you can just ride out there from the city do a loop or 2 then ride home. A nice 60 mile day. The Metro was really convienent, you would probably need to clean off some of the dirt before taking the Metro home.
I would never considercyclopathic
Nov 9, 2001 6:25 PM
to ride from metro to Shaeffer Farms (don't ask why)
I just drive to trailhead, pass and go to Gambril

btw I think Patapsco trails not that far from BWI MARC station (also Germantown MARC station is ~2-3mi from Shaeffer's)
It wasn't a bad ride on Sunday am. Any other time iffy. nmMB1
Nov 10, 2001 5:27 PM