This past Saturday was the first leg of the Triple Crown race which is Baltimore, DC and Richmond. It started in St. Mary’s park and ended at the bell foundry with a pig roast. My plan was to go from the start to the second check point, then move to like the fifth checkpoint then maybe one more then to the finish and get some photos. Well I went to the second and from there I couldn’t get a hold of anyone to tell me where the other check points were! At this point my chainring bolts started coming loose and I figured I should head to the finish and thats what I did. I can say it was a fun race and probably averaged around 40 miles long. The checkpoints took them to each corner of the city even through some rough areas. Check the photo set HERE.
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Taken right from the Rando Ramble
“• The Ride: a 92 mile roundtrip single day bike ride from Baltimore to Washington, DC
• Date/Time: Sunday, May 5th, 2013. Meet Up at 7:45AM. Push Off at 8:10AM (prompt)
• Start: Baltimore Washington Monument
• Cue Sheets/Map/GPS: (coming soon)
• Costs: None. Bring cash for lunch and snacks. We will stop to re-group every 25 miles.
• Assistance/Sag: None, except help from fellow riders.
• Awards/Medals: None, other than bragging rights.
• Previous Ride Reports: RandoRamble BikesNcoffee“
I didn’t really know what was happening for today, but I can say thank you Sam for being awesome. Sam hit me up lastnight and said he was going fishing and we could possibly ride early. I went along with it and we met up close to 1030 and spent a little over an hour cruisin’ the alleys in our neighborhood. Sam must have planed it, he knew each spot he wanted to go to, it was very efficient and straight forward which made it really easy to ride then carry out your busy day. He took one good fall which I left in the set, the trick is super technical/big/awesome and I hope he nails it on video soon. You can check the set HERE, and don’t worry because it’s short and sweet.
I wanted to share this farewell from a good blog. Honestly it was the only Baltimore cycling blog I felt was worth frequently checking because it really widened the audience with information from all the blogs, like he pulled together key posts and made a one stop shop. As you know, BmoreFixed is not a political blog, we hardly follow the law anyway and we enjoy our freedom here in Baltimore that we aren’t getting tickets for not having bells on our bikes-100$ fine NEW YORK! We are merely entertainment and we struggle to do some cool things once in a while and Seth is right, it gets really really hard. I enjoyed his support of BmoreFixed and want to say thanks for being there to share my photos of Sam, Colin, Christina, Jeremiah-etc’s hard work. For people who may not have frequently checked BmoreFixed, they were able to catch a glimpse on Baltimore Velo. There is evidence of when we are posted on other blogs, the views on flickr show it. Pedal Consumption, Prolly, Lockedcog those guys tend to post once in a while but Seth was usually on it. It’s one of those things that makes you feel good at the end of the day like you did something productive that people get to see.
Seth, I understand how hard it is to run a blog by yourself, and here there really isn’t enough content. If you feel the need to blog about bikes, you are more than welcome to contribute here. We tend to get stale from time to time…
May 25th, Starts at St. Mary’s park. I’m sure more details will pop up when it gets closer to the date but this will be a good one. Old school style alley cat thrown by bike messengers which is the way they should be!
I met up with Sam and Colin down under 83 where the farmer’s market is as Colin was tightening his crank, which is a normal sight. We found a big puddle with a small island on it, Colin insisted they hit it with out touching the water. This was before we realized it was a giant piss pool! It stunk! We did a lot of exploring today trying not to go to deep in to the hood of East Balt, so we dabbled. Some of the areas were super bland so we ended up staying near the Fells area-venturing up the back roads. After cutting through Patterson Park and finding a spot or 2, we shot up to Highlandtown and discussed going to Greektown to this warehouse spot. The warehouse spot is full of businesses but random ones. I know theres studio space and workshops in some of them, powercoating and carpet cleaning. Nobody there seemed to mind us so we carried on. Sam managed to slip and fall in some mud. After realizing he was covered in it thats when we called it a day. Check the day HERE.
What a nice weekend. Even with the little bit of wind, it was still really nice. I managed to get a ton of stuff done and still somehow got out to ride 2 days and it feels great. Riding and commuting are entirely different btw. I went and met up with those guys who cut the fishing trip short and I was unaware of it until last minute. Colin was on some talk about riding in the woods and since I grew up building trails for bmx, I felt right at home just being in nature. We went down the street to Wyman park and just rode around the trail. Colin did a gnarly drop which will look sweet on video I’m sure, I took several photos of the 3 times he went so I posted most of them so you can all feel it out a little bit. I wanted to show the drop, but I also wanted to show the entire thing so I had to hop across the creek a few times to figure it out. We then met with Tyler who rides BMX and after cruzin’ the trails, we hit JHU. Tyler got some nice vert so there are several shots of that as well. Check the set HERE.
Bike Maryland asked nicely to spread the word and I don’t see any reason not to. Here’s the deal;
Sunday, May 19th, 2013, 8:00 AM
Bike Maryland invites you to be a part of the May 19th RecRide/ BikeJam events in Patterson Park. The RecRide is a premier Baltimore recreational bicycle tour with a choice of 12 or 30 mile routes that are open to all age and experience levels. The events culminate in a huge celebration in Patterson Park, where guests can watch as BikeJam 2013 plays host to Pro Bicycle Championship races all afternoon long. The celebration includes live music, a beer garden, food trucks and a Heath & Bike Expo.
Danny and I went for a little cruise today after I worked on my garden most of the day. He said he wanted to get some shots of this table top that wasn’t far down the street. After we got there I wish I had packed my heavy zoom lens but I ended up using an 85 instead. We played around there for a bit then and figured that was enough. We ventured off in the area to check another spot but it just wasn’t anything to be done on it so after walking the train tracks for 10 minutes we left and got a beer. I gotta say it was pretty nice. Heres the rest of the table top shots…
Everyone has been busy lately and it gets hard getting some shots sometimes. With the weather finally breaking a little bit I am trying to get out more and sometimes it just conflicts with other things. This weekend I am pushing to get out with some people but if I can’t get the bikes out I’ll have to put up some skate pictures since I know those guys will be out. Sam “I’d rather be snakehead fishing” Hanson will be away, and I hope he brings me some fish to clean. Danny and Xtina are my only hopes, anyone else wanna join? Maybe I can do some portraits. Until then, enjoy this throwback from November 2009. Sam bar hop…