Casual/Moderate Ride at Schaeffer Farm

RIDE LEADER: Peter A

Join us for some plain ol’ dog dayz trail riding at Schaeffer… not too fast, not too slow, probably just do our normal loop, play around the roller coaster section for awhile, and maybe grab a brew at Dogfish after. Ya gotta love August. Nice recovery ride if you rode with Brian and Kem at Rosaryville on Saturday.

When choosing a group ride there are two categories to consider: pace and terrain. Most ride leaders here have agreed to use the ride classifications from MORE’s website so you know just what to expect on this and every ride. Complete info may be found at: http://www.more-mtb.org/rides

PACE on this ride will be: Casual/Moderate: Riders with an average level of fitness and at least a few months of regular riding under their belts should do fine on this level of ride.

TERRAIN on this ride will be: Intermediate: Assumes the rider has basic MTB skills. There will be obstacles which require the rider to get their front wheel off the ground to clear successfully. Short steep climbs and descents may be encountered.

DISTANCE: Approx. 8-10 miles (not sure of exact route yet, depends on group dynamics and trail conditions).

DURATION: Ride time approx. 2 hours; total time approx. 3 hours, depending on group dynamics, trail conditions, wait-ups, mechanicals and/or number of breaks.

NO-DROP POLICY: This is a no-drop ride, i.e., we wait up for everyone at intersections. 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. By the same token, it’s not an easy ride either, and inexperienced riders will be unable to keep up. If you find it impossible to maintain the pace as stated above or your bike breaks down at every turn, please consider excusing yourself, so that others may continue to enjoy the ride. It happens to the best of us and you will avoid getting the dreaded evil-eye from the rest of the group.

BRING: Helmet (required), water, spare tube/patch kit, multi-tool, I.D. and 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.

DIRECTIONS: Near 14799 Schaeffer Road, Germantown, MD. Turn left on to dirt road, stay to left and follow to parking lot at end. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=14799+Schaeffer+Road,+Germantown,+MD

RIDE LEADER: Peter A, 410-9six7-sixsix83; trekfueler at comcast dot net. Call/text ride leader if you have any questions. Note: If you post to this board at the last minute, it will not be viewed before the ride. Call/text ride leader if you have any last minute problems/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!

Peter A

+peace+

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  • Peter A

    Good ride all, thanks for hanging out with us today! Almost 18 miles for those that went out for round two. Good time at Dogfish, too. Hope to see you all again soon!

    August 25, 2013

    • Heriberto B.

      18 miles WOW .. I just did 9.7 miles but 1.07 hrs ... :)

      August 26, 2013

    • Peter A

      And I didn't crash this time, LOL!

      August 26, 2013

  • Andy B.

    Great trails…great bunch of guys.

    August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I reeeaally want to do this ride, but won't be able today. Hope you have another one here soon! (Hint, Hint.) ;o)

    August 25, 2013

    • Peter A

      We will for sure.

      1 · August 25, 2013

  • Peter A

    Posted a bunch of photos, feel free to tag yourself (and/or others) as you see fit! Thanks, all, c u soon!

    August 25, 2013

  • Chris

    Great ride!

    August 25, 2013

  • Luis

    Fun

    August 25, 2013

  • fred

    Had all intention to ride today. Then someone (police? CIA? State Police ?) decided to fly a helicopter in a search pattern over my neighborhood - next to Lake Accotink - in the wee hours of the AM. Quite frankly, I'm afraid I'd fall asleep on my bike. Better part of valor and all that rot.

    August 25, 2013

  • Don B.

    I can ride 20-30 miles on pavement, and have been on many mountain bike rides but none that were technical. I don't know how to jump over anything but the simplest of rocks and roots. I would love to join and if I sense I'm too slow I'll drop out. Sound reasonable?

    August 24, 2013

    • Peter A

      Schaeffer is not too technical, and there are trail maps at all major intersections, so bailing out is easy. You'll be fine either way.

      August 24, 2013

    • Victor B.

      You'll be fine. There are ride-arounds for 99% of the big (logs mostly) obstacles in SF.

      August 24, 2013

  • Warren

    Something came up and will have to miss this one. With regrets.

    August 24, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Wish I could join, but got things to do, I hope you have something planned for next week! :D

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Heriberto B.

    I just came back fro my vacation -out of shape so I plan to go to SF or Patapsco. I need my ride time ;)..... So I hope see you there for a little fun .....

    August 24, 2013

  • Heriberto B.

    I just came back fro my vacation -out of shape so I plan to go to SF or Patapsco. I need my ride time ;)..... So I hope see you there for a little fun .....

    August 24, 2013

  • Heriberto B.

    I just came back fro my vacation -out of shape so I plan to go to SF or Patapsco. I need my ride time ;)..... So I hope see you there for a little fun .....

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi Pete! im riding Schaeffer with Adobo Filipino crew at 930am =) maybe we can join groups and ride together ;D

    August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      btw, just a suggestion =)

      August 23, 2013

    • Peter A

      Sounds good, text me your number (mine is 410-9six7-sixsix83), and I'll call you guys at 10 to see where you are at that point. Maybe you can do a 30 min. loop and be back at the lot around 10?

      1 · August 23, 2013

  • Warren

    I am hoping to make this one.

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Luis

    "The warrior" LOL

    August 22, 2013

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