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Intermediate Ride @ Patapsco

What: Intermediate Pace at Patapsco State Park

Where: Patapsco State Park, Avalon Area, via the CCBC Catonsville Tennis Court Parking Lot #6.

Pace: Approx. 7 to 9 mph. Good for most average riders, not so much for beginners, mainly due to terrain. This is a no-drop ride, i.e., we wait up for everyone at intersections. (Note: if you don't want to wait up for slower riders, this is NOT the ride for you. It is not a training ride, and Racer X will be disappointed).

Terrain: Ranges from moderate to difficult. Most of the trails are fairly smooth, but there are a few steep climbs, rocks and technical sections, and a stream crossing or two. This is a friendly ride, so we will wait up for everyone, just be advised that the terrain can be difficult in places.

Distance: Approx. 10–15 miles (not sure of exact route yet). At least half of it is down hill (ha-ha!).

Duration: Approx. 2.5–3 hours, depending on group dynamics, trail conditions, wait-ups, mechanicals and/or number of breaks (we will take at least one 10–15 min. break). As mentioned, no-drop, which adds to total time.

Directions: CCBC (Community College of Baltimore County) Catonsville Campus, 800 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21228-5317. Meet at back parking lot (#6), near the tennis courts and ball fields. At CCBC entrance, take Campus Drive to the back of the campus, where the tennis courts are. Look for bikes. This link is real close:  +39° 15' 0.00", -76° 44' 9.61"

Bring: Helmet (required), water, spare tube/patch kit, multi-tool, I.D., emergency contact info where it can be easily located on your person.

Weather: Shine Only (no ride if it's raining or the trails are too muddy). Protect our trails and don't ride them when they're fragile.

Ride Leader: Jose ,[masked]ThreeFourone.



Call/text ride leader if you have any questions.

Note: Please read the document "Meetup Ride Waiver" (found under menu: More > Files > Meetup Ride Waiver) before attending this event. Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport, and by attending this ride, you acknowledge and have read, agree to and fully understand the aforementioned waiver.

Hope to see you there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Need to host another soon!!! LOL Please

    August 28, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Who wants to watch my video? **Cricket... cricket** haha. Better late than never, hope you guys watch thoroughly, slow start, but I almost caught Jose falling, and also walking his bike up a hill hehe, a couple of slow-mo shots too :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=H2AmOXPbnJU

    August 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      MISSISSIPPI QUEEN! Love that tune. Also good to see that Jose is human and almost fell off.

      August 22, 2013

  • David S.

    Sorry I missed this one. I was already committed to Gambrill with some other guys. Anything happening at Ptap this Sat?

    August 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think Peter might be riding some of it.

      August 22, 2013

  • Kem C.

    GPS: http://www.strava.com/activities/75395007
    Jose, I hit 31.3 max speed, by the way, you're second place on waterbar!

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Oh yeah didn't notice, but yeah I think a tiny bit faster will get you on top

      August 18, 2013

    • Jose T.

      top of an ambulance, LOL

      August 19, 2013

  • Johnny

    Awesome ride, it was fast pace, but I tried to keep up! ;-)

    August 18, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Great ride guys, thanks for hosting Jose

    3 · August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, good ride. Thanks!

      1 · August 18, 2013

  • Johnny

    Wooooah!! The pain in my body still is savoring yesterday's ride. Thanks everyone. I had ridden some of the trails at Patapsco but not most of the ones from yesterday.
    Did anyone taped the descent on Cascade falls trails, over the bid rocky hill?!

    August 18, 2013

  • Jose T.

    It was a great ride, thanks guys for coming out

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Mike

    Good ride except for the fact that I cracked my frame!

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Daniel K.

      Sorry to hear that. How did that happen?. Don't remember you hitting anything.

      August 17, 2013

    • Mike

      I believe it happened when we hit those four jumps on the Hilltop side. So happy that I was able to ride out. The bike shop is going to see if the manufacturer will swap out the frame. I should know more next week. I had a great time though.

      August 17, 2013

  • Hunter

    Hung over and overslept. I kno im NOT gonna make it. Have fun

    August 17, 2013

  • Johnny

    Hi José, question, is it ok If I leave by 12PM, got something to do by that time.? ON the description you mention it might last about 2.5 to 3 hrs. What you think?

    August 15, 2013

    • Jose T.

      where you on that Thor's ride if so I am sorry for the late cancel, I was stock in an arbitration case and was supposed to be the 2nd to be interviewed but was the 2nd to last.

      August 16, 2013

    • Johnny

      no problem!

      August 17, 2013

  • fred

    Riding at Lake Fairfax this weekend.

    August 16, 2013

  • Luis

    Got to work

    August 16, 2013

  • Ian B

    I forgot ill be at the beach

    August 15, 2013

    • Jose T.

      sure since pete was not the ride leader sure, LOL. C U on the next 1

      August 15, 2013

  • Ian B

    Yay peter ride

    August 14, 2013

    • Jose T.

      Sorry, I used his draft ride to post this one, I dont think he will be there.

      August 14, 2013

    • Peter A

      Yeah, I was kinda surprised I got an email saying I had posted this ride. At first I thought I must have posted it by mistake when I was working on the draft. If you read the description you can tell it's mine. But alas, I have other plans Saturday. If they fall through, I will indeed ride with you guys, if not, have fun. I'm working on a new longer ride (~18 miles) for the following weekend, so stay tuned. Gotta up our mileage before October. +peace+

      August 15, 2013

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