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Cruising down Memory Lane-a ride report.(33 posts)

Cruising down Memory Lane-a ride report.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 8:49 AM
It has been a while since I have posted any riding shots. I was cleaning up some old files and started looking at old riding photos. That plus the good weather we are having got me all inspired to post some of my old favorites (bear with me if you recognize a few of these). If you don't enjoy them, don't tell me about it!

Early mornings are often the best times to ride. Sunrise in Fort Hunt Park in Virginia.
Spring in Southern Maryland.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 8:53 AM
Spring in Southern Maryland. I set the shot up and had Miss M take this shot of me riding along the bay.
My Miss M, what ever can you be doing???MB1
Apr 3, 2003 8:58 AM
Now guys, don't forget-what is posted here stays here. Miss M doesn't have to know I posted this.

The cornfields of Frederick County in spring.
Commuting has a certain quality that is hard to match.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:02 AM
Commuting has a certain quality that is hard to match.
how did you take that photo? nmDougSloan
Apr 3, 2003 9:03 AM
Very carefully.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:52 AM
Someone here had started a thread about how they let strangers draft them on MUTs and such. I said never and got some heat so I took some shots to show how crazy my commute and the local MUTs are. This is part of that series.

I was riding very slowly with one hand on the bars and the camera about belt level as I commuted through downtown DC. Scary shots.
We cross the line a lot.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:05 AM
Untill I moved here I didn't realise that the Mason-Dixon line still exists. We cross it all the time riding between Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Old farms.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:08 AM
A lot of old farm buildings have been abandoned; it is nice to see that some are still in good shape. We often talk about renovating an old barn into a vacation home.
Miss M party animal.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:11 AM
These were all over DC last year. It was fun at first but they got old fast.
Riding with friends is always a joyMB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:16 AM
The miles just fly by.

We got to meet several RBR posters last year. It is always nice to ride with and meet new people; it is even better when you have something in common.
Summer shade.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:19 AM
Dirt roads are always a favorite. Here we are riding up one of the dirt roads around Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland on a hot summer day.
Dirt Century.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:22 AM
Once in a while we will take the Mountain Bikes out and do a dirt century. This is around Bull Run Mountain in Northern Virginia.
Fall Frolics.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:25 AM
One thing about living here is that we do get 4 seasons. The fall colors are great.
Some seasons are a little tough.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:28 AM
This winter for instance. Good thing we have the studded tires or we would have missed a lot of great riding. Plus spring is so nice after a hard winter.
Sunsets; another good reason to commute.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:31 AM
I never found an excuse to post this shot of Miss M commuting home with the sky on fire. This will do.
Night Riding.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:35 AM
We ride at night year round. In or out of town there is something special about riding at night-it is good to have lots of lights too.

O.K. enough of this, lets go ride.
Ohh ... the pain!Humma Hah
Apr 3, 2003 9:47 AM
Is that pic before or after the Great Gravel Road Rash incident?
Yes indeed.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 9:59 AM
We hit a huge patch of very loose gravel on a downhill. I bailed, Miss M lost it and took a lot of skin off her knee.

The next weekend she made Humma and I pay for 90 miles or so.
I KNOW that you are crossing into PA.look271
Apr 3, 2003 10:22 AM
I recognise those"wonderful" PA roads.Great pics, MB1.
in my town we have a line of longitude....rufus
Apr 3, 2003 1:24 PM
that robert peary, alleged discoverer of the north pole, plotted out when he was a resident here.
LOL - Loading her bag with some corn for the road?Fez
Apr 3, 2003 9:18 AM
When I was driving thru Florida I was tempted to stop off the side of the road and fill the trunk with oranges.

I'm guessing the orange growers probably have that one covered, so I didn't try it.
..uhh,, how about loading the corn? ;-) nmSpunout
Apr 3, 2003 9:32 AM
my guess would be fertilizing the corn! (nm)tarwheel
Apr 3, 2003 9:36 AM
Bottecchia was killed by a farmer for stealing grapes supposedlyridingthegyro
Apr 3, 2003 11:30 AM
Hey! That's My Neighborhood!Gregory Taylor
Apr 3, 2003 12:39 PM
Ft. Hunt Park is where we Lardbutt's gather on Sunday mornings to worship at the Church of the Rotating Mass.
so what's the most states you've covered in one day? nmDougSloan
Apr 3, 2003 1:07 PM
4 oh Mighty Moderator.MB1
Apr 3, 2003 5:04 PM
A friend laid out a route that takes in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania in about 110 fairly hilly miles. I am trying to figure out how to do 4 states and DC in one day in less than 200 miles.
love this one--sunrise and twilight are the best!velocity
Apr 3, 2003 2:19 PM
I'm about to ride off into today's sunset...
great pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..........nmzooog
Apr 3, 2003 3:27 PM
re: the world does look different from the bikecyclopathic
Apr 3, 2003 4:57 PM
have you considered publishing? you got great shots
mb1 I have a questionFrith
Apr 3, 2003 9:13 PM
I have often thought about what it might be like if my S.O. were as bike crazy as me. It must be nice to have a partner that can not only keep up but whoop you on occasion. My question is, is there ever a time when you just want to ride alone? or with someone(s) other than Miss M. You guys seem like such a cool must have it all worked out. But is it ever difficult?
great pics btw!Frith
Apr 3, 2003 9:21 PM
Hard to answer but it is mostly very, very good.MB1
Apr 4, 2003 7:02 AM
I had no idea that Miss M liked to ride so much when we married. When we had ridden together she impressed me with her endurance but I was somewhat stronger and faster.

Then a few months after we got married (we were in our 40's) we finally moved in together and I started to find out. I was tired for the first 2 years.

Now we ride together so much that we are basically in exactly the same shape. Some days I am stronger, some days she is stronger, most of the time we are very evenly matched.

It is nice to have a riding partner who wants to do the same things you do and at the same pace. We have worked things out and riding together is natural now. I rarely do a long ride without her any more (once so far this year) and I find riding solo a little boring. However she doesn't like dirt as much as I do so I am hoping to take advantage of a ride she is doing with a womens team (a 240-250 mile fletche on Easter weekend) and do a dirt double century.

Should be interesting.