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Thor's Day - Patapsco Lite

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  • Rockburn Branch Skills Park

    5400 Landing Road, Elkridge, MD (map)

    39.222450 -76.755844

  • All the fun with half the calories.  A relatively informal romp from Rockburn Branch Park into Morning Choice Trail in Patapsco...and possibly beyond...  Slower than your average intermediate ride but more technically demanding than your average beginner ride, the vibe here will be pretty casual.  Wanna go fast?  Wrong ride.  Want to work on some logovers?  Bingo.  We'll do around 50 of them.

     

    Ride Leader: Brian


    Number: (seven-o-tree...tree-too-tree...for-for-o-fife)

    Please call me or post here if you suddenly can't make it or are running a few minutes late. Try to be ready to ride on time (good idea to get there 15 minutes early). If you've never been here, it's a good idea to get here even earlier so you're not late and stressed out.  We will try to accommodate everyone, but will leave the lot promptly 15 minutes after the listed time.

    This will be a relatively easy average pace with some technical terrain. Realistically evaluate your fitness and skill level.  We'll regroup at key spots and will break as needed.  Though this is a no-drop ride, be realistic, as there are some technical, rocky spots and lots of logs and roots.


    Voluntary drop policy (borrowed from MORE):  This is a no-drop ride, and we’ll actively make sure to keep the group together, but you may get the stink-eye from the group if you are having recurring mechanicals or that all-you-can-eat Indian buffet is slowing you down.  Please be considerate that, for most of us, this is our only opportunity to get in a mid-week trail ride and we’d like to make the most of it before the sun goes down.

     

    Directions: Follow the above address.  Upon entering the park, go to the end of the cul-de-sac and park.  That's where we hit it.


    What to bring:

    Helmet (no helmet, no ride)

    Mountain Bike (hybrid bikes are usually sketchy on trails)

    Water

    Snack (salty will help avoid cramps)

    Multi-Tool (although you can borrow one)

    Patch Kit

    Extra Tube

     

    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.

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  • Johnny

    Where r you guys?

    August 8, 2013

    • Johnny

      yeah! I got there about 15 minutes late, but still found someone else too, decided to check the trails ant they were not only muddy, but some were flooded. Just turned around and went back home.

      August 10, 2013

    • Johnny

      Hope this Thurdsday everything is dry ;-)

      August 10, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Funny how it rains a lot up north, not a single drop in my area...

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, the meetup app for phones will let me cancel, but if I do, it removes it from the calendar completely, so all the comments and pertainant info is gone. So I had to get home, which I finally did...now.

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And now...its pouring. Sorry. Canceled. I'll wait for a bit to see if it fets better..but it's officially off.

    August 8, 2013

    • Alex

      So it it seems like the rain has stopped. Anyone still riding?

      August 8, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Bummer!

    August 8, 2013

  • Peter A

    I'm here now... Heavy downpours :(

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Light rain now. Fingers crossed.

    August 8, 2013

  • Johnny

    Brian I am running a few minutes late, maybe 10,please wait for me, otherwise it is Ok. I had to change my handlebar, it was bent. :-(

    August 8, 2013

  • Alex

    I'm here now. Its drizzling

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On my way now. It looks terrible. Fingers crossed.

    August 8, 2013

  • Peter A

    Brian, rained hard here last night, is this ride still on?

    August 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well, it seems like everyone's pretty concerned about it. It's been a little spotty here, so I wasn't really sure about Patapsco's conditions. Is it too muddy?

      August 8, 2013

    • Jose T.

      if it was a lite rain like at Fairland last time it should be fine but more than that I would not recomend

      August 8, 2013

  • Todd

    Is the helmet requirement from an actual meetup policy or just self imposed by the ride leader Brian? I would think following state and county laws should be sufficient to attend the ride.

    August 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      County laws are cool for solo riding, but the mandatory helmet thing is our own meetup policy. We'll stand by it. So, yes, for this ride, and for all others posted on this site, helmets are mandatory.

      August 7, 2013

    • Jose T.

      Agree with the 2 leaders above

      August 8, 2013

  • Jon M.

    I'm not going to be able to make it in time tonight, maybe next time.

    August 8, 2013

  • Mike M.

    If I'm not there by 6:00, start without me....sort-of stuck at the office

    August 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No sweat. We'll leave at 6:15, but I sure hope you can make it!

      August 8, 2013

  • Johnny

    Just got the my handlebar by UPS, will try to make it there at 6:00 PM

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just looked at a few different forecasts, and they seem to suggest anything from 5%-60% chance of rain. Unless everyone bails out or it starts pouring, OR unless someone chimes in and knows that the trails are trashed, I'll be there for 6:00.

    August 8, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Jesse is riding Fairland at 7:30PM (Night ride), I suggest you join it, bring lights, he's going to be behind the ice house on old gunpowder rd. I won't be attending today, but we may plan something for next Thursday as a night ride.

    August 8, 2013

  • Julie S.

    Opting out for Hot Vinyasa instead...next time. :)

    August 8, 2013

  • lisa

    Sticking to the road...sorry all.., I bought a mtn bike and was hoping to ride it... and that's why it is sooo rainy this summer... :p

    August 8, 2013

  • Laird M.

    Too much rain for me...see u all next week!

    August 8, 2013

  • Johnny

    great, a ride on the park where I ride, but never started from Rockburn Branch Skills Park, interesting, just need to clear some things up before RSVPing.
    ;_)

    August 2, 2013

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