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Hardshell Travel Bike Box
« on: September 19, 2006, 10:13:39 PM »
Are there still available travel bike boxes for rent?

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Re: Hardshell Travel Bike Box
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006, 11:03:50 AM »
Nevermind.

Flying this weekend to Maryland for work (and riding) my buddies just hook me up with a Specialized Rockhopper. ;D

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Re: Hardshell Travel Bike Box
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006, 09:06:15 AM »
Let us know how the riding is up there! ? !

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Re: Hardshell Travel Bike Box
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2006, 12:25:23 PM »
The ride was awesome, wish I can stay longer (got back Monday pm).

Saturday we rode Schaeffer Farm in Germantown, MD. The trail is a mixture of average steep climbs, logs, 3 ft wide bridges, loops and creek crossings. There are spots where you can catch good airtime and good downhills. This is comparable to our Boyette Trail but steeper climbs and lots of logs.

Sunday I rode the Avalon Trail System which is part of Patapsco State Park in Baltimore, MD. This trail system crosses a major river and two counties (Baltimore and Howard). The trails are amazing with lots of rocks, logs, very steep long climbs and descends, big drops, bridges (one swinging), lots of roots and creek crossings. In the am I started the the Baltimore side of the park(Bull Run and Vine trails) and the afternoon crosses the swinging bridge (suspension bridge about 80 feet long and 3ft wide) to the Howard county side and rode the Cascade Falls trail. I  crashed couple of times (ouchh) and decided to head home when it starts raining. This trail system is a combination of Alafia (but with lots of rocks and steeper long climbs) and Boyette.

I will be back there January next year. I will try to ride Boyette's hills to get used to the long climbs.


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Re: Hardshell Travel Bike Box
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2006, 12:50:08 PM »
Glad you had fun!

Looks like your ride maped from the GPS data was about 8 to 10 miles?  Lots of up and down too.

Have you ever ridden Croom (in Brooksville)?  Lots of miles and lots of real and sandy climbs there.  Unlike Boyette, momentum can;t you get up all those hills.  ;)

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Re: Hardshell Travel Bike Box
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006, 03:54:42 PM »
At Boyette, my idea is to counteract Newton's Law( ;D) by feathering the brakes while descending and just climb as hard as I can.

 

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