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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)


    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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for all the confusion. Just wanted to apologize again, because it's hard enough to get there as it is.

    August 15, 2013

    • Mark D.

      No worries. Still managed to get in the usual Morning Choice loop after finding my bearings around the Rockburn trails.

      August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys, turn around NOW. Just heard from Jose and he's stuck in DC. He won't be there, so the ride is officially off. Of course, if you end up there anyway, it's a beautiful day to ride. Sorry for the late notice. I just found out myself.

    August 15, 2013

    • Mark D.

      I'm on my way as well. I don't know the trails that well. I'm running about 5-10 minutes behind. Stuck in traffic.

      August 15, 2013

    • Mark D.

      Just arrived. Ill hit the trails in about 10 mins if know one else shows up.

      August 15, 2013

  • Chris E.

    Hey, got a little dark on us at fair land last night, would have liked to have a helmet mounted light, thinking about picking one up by today's ride, do you guys think we will be out late enough to make it worth my while?

    August 15, 2013

  • Jose T.

    I got a promotion, LOL. Dont know what would be the total miles but I am looking fwd to this ride. We may kick it up a bit until my batt dies if thats ok with you guys

    August 14, 2013

  • Chris E.

    Hey Brian, heard a rumor this might not be happening, tell me it ain't so!!!

    August 14, 2013

    • Kem C.

      I spoke to Brian, he said Jose is hosting!

      1 · August 14, 2013

    • Chris E.

      Cool, I'll be there then!

      August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    SUPPLIES! It's happening, but I'm not running it. Jose will run it...he's good to go. I have a gig tomorrow night I forgot about.

    August 14, 2013


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