Fairland Thursday Night Ride

  • January 23, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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Bring lights! Both loops are night rides now. Bring something bright enough for you to see, 1000lm or so will do. If you want more info on lights click HEREColder temperatures will cause numbing of toes and fingers, shoe covers (booties) are advisable, and layers of clothing. 

Contact me for delays, I want to start on time but can wait a few mins 

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For directions: We will be parked behind The Gardens Ice House, look for a pepper white mini cooper. The map will show the wrong place, but as soon as you get into the driveway, the ice house will be on your left.

Please comment on what time you will be attending when you RSVP

About Fairland: 95% non-technical ride with few major climbs and no mandatory obstacles (they all have ride-arounds). Promise, no rocks. None! (there is one section of busted-up concrete, but it's not rocks, and it's only 10-15 feet long). Anyway, there are a couple good places to stop and practice log-overs, and balance on the boardwalks, and some good flow trails.

Video of night riding (This is the 5pm moderate/fast pace)

http://youtu.be/cvmIG7FkG7c

First loop (About 5 Miles) Moderate/Fast:

This pace is intended for the experience rider who wishes to push themselves above the average pace. These rides will seldom have regular breaks and require a significant level of fitness and bike handling skills in order to stay with the group.

2nd Loop will be beginner friendly and as much as 8-9 miles total, depending on group, pace will be Casual/Moderate (but it depends on how many beginners we have attending):

While still laid back and “casual” in nature this pace will have fewer stops/breaks along the way. Often times stronger riders will lead and attend a casual/moderate pace if the aim of the ride is more social in nature. 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.

Beginners, 2nd loop shooting for wheels rolling at 6:00pm.

Please keep in mind that this loop is to encourage beginners to join us, patience is needed from the faster riders, if you wish for a fast competitive pace, this is not the ride for you.

What to bring:

Lights! Plenty of water, helmet (no helmet no ride), your mtb of course!, multi-tool (although you can borrow mine), patch kit, extra tube (make sure it has the same valve you need for your wheel), a snack if you're doing both loops.

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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  • Chris J.

    Going to be a couple minutes late. I'll see you around the trails if I don't catch you

    January 23, 2014

    • Warren

      Glad you were able to catch up. Good meeting you.

      January 23, 2014

    • Chris J.

      Me too. I enjoyed the ride and nice to meet you as well.

      January 24, 2014

  • Thomas

    It was fun (but hard, felt like my son is in his trailer mounted to my bike) LOL anyhow there wont be many days to ride snow like this, so good that we did. Thanks for the pictures Kem, did not expect them to show anything, good that I was wrong.

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Warren

    Nice photos Kem

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Kem C.

    That was one heck of a workout, thanks for coming out guys twas very fun!

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Warren

    Be there 5:07

    January 23, 2014

  • Jose T.

    I want to leave work so bad, but I know I wont make now

    January 23, 2014

  • Kem C.

    Who's planning to arrive at 5 for the quick loop? If no one replies, I'll just start at 6...

    January 23, 2014

    • Kem C.

      I'll be there by 5 then to scope out the trail some, not feeling too energetic today lol.

      January 23, 2014

    • Warren

      Okay. See you at 5.

      January 23, 2014

  • AJ

    I'll be there for the 6PM route. I can't make the 5PM time due to driving a coworker home.

    January 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Enjoy the ride guys, I'll be working tonight.

      January 23, 2014

    • Kem C.

      :(

      January 23, 2014

  • Jose T.

    Thursday, WHATTTT, enjoy it guys the snow right now is great, you can cut thru it easy.

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Tony

    I'm here now and going for a ride in the fresh powder! My trusty Subaru is the only car in the lot.

    3 · January 21, 2014

  • Kem C.

    Attention everyone, today's ride will be rescheduled to Thursday, please update your RSVP if you can't make it, thanks.

    January 21, 2014

  • Kem C.

    Keeping an eye on this road since it's the closest to the trail
    http://www.chart.state.md.us/vi...­

    I'll update cancellation or not, later after lunch. My guess is that side roads will be the issue.

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • Kem C.

      The Ice House will also be closing, so I don't think the driveway will be cleared of snow. I'm going to have to cancel due to weather, but still considering in riding myself.

      January 21, 2014

    • AJ

      Reschedule for Thursday? It won't warm up between now and then, and the trails should still be snow covered.

      2 · January 21, 2014

  • Warren

    Sorry but I have to bail for tonight. I might do an am ride tomorrow and go into work late. Be safe if you are riding.

    January 21, 2014

  • Thomas

    Hello, just looked at the forecast, as much as I dont want it to be true, they show many hours of potential snow tomorrow (lunch till late afternoon). Like so many times before - forecast can change in a matter of half a day. However, if the accumulation predictions are somewhat right, riding the bike may not be the biggest challenge - rather getting there. I am about 25min out from the trail.

    January 20, 2014

    • Kem C.

      Yeah, the commute will be horrible tomorrow.

      January 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm bailing out if the driving gets bad, I drove 70 miles round trip each time I hit Fairland trails, I think it'll be unsafe or risky to that tom night.

      January 20, 2014

  • Kem C.

    1 · January 19, 2014

    • Kem C.

      So the snow precipitation will most likely make this a snow ride. I'll most likely be at work while the white stuff falls, by the time I head out, I'm hoping roads are good enough to make it to Fairland, I'm like 10 mins away anyways :P

      January 20, 2014

    • Warren

      Hopefully it doesn't snow too much.

      January 20, 2014

  • Warren

    Registration for Sugar hill race at ptap is open if u are interested. It will fill up fast.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Kirk

    Hi everyone, I ordered a light this week so hopefully it makes it here by Tuesday so I can make the ride. If not, I'll be at the next one.

    January 18, 2014

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