Re: [CR]Vintage fixed (or other fine steel) ride south of Baltimore Friday, October 17th

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 12:00:31 -0400
From: "Tom Martin" <tom@voimports.com>
To: hydelake@verizon.net, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage fixed (or other fine steel) ride south of Baltimore Friday, October 17th


Danial and Baltimore CR Listers-

We will be here, waiting for our fixed and unfixed brethren to arrive!

Annapolis has been be all sorts of crazy for the next week- the 30 something-itht annual boat show is in town- and this weekend in particular the powerboats are on display along Ego Alley. Still- you all should come down, at least to give me a dose of non quaint-and-boaty reality. We'll make it special for y'all.

Best,

Tom Martin VO Imports/ Velo-Orange 1817 George Ave Annapolis MD 21401

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Daniel Artley" <hydelake@verizon.net> To: "Classic Rendezvous" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 18:11:40 -0400 Subject: [CR]Vintage fixed (or other fine steel) ride south of Baltimore Friday, October 17th Friday, October 17th at 9:00 am, ~68 miles or so, Fixed and vintage steel.

Please come to do a nice fixed gear ride from the southwest side of Baltimore, through Patapsco State Park, around the Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport loop, down the Baltimore & Annapolis (B&A) trail into Annapolis for a crabcake (or other) lunch adjacent to ego alley at the harbor ... and back! It's about 68 miles or so and Friday to avoid the crowds. It's very fixed gear friendly (honest!) with only one decent hill at the end. Geared bikes are welcome too, if that's what you've got. The airport loop rolls mildly, Patapsco State Park is nice and lightly traveled, and the B&A trail is flat. Traffic is mild except in the outskirts of old towne Annapolis, but it's short.

I'm planning to visit Velo Orange too, open from 11-4. http://www.velo-orange.com/ Chris Kulczycki has replied to my e-mail that he will be available. It's a place I've been wanting to visit for quite some time.

We'll meet at 9:00 am at the Catonsville park and ride on the southwest side of Baltimore with easy access from DC and MD Rte 95. Reply to my e-mail if you're interested in coming and can get Friday off. I'll make sure you have directions. It's a long ride so we'll leave fairly promptly, but as most of it is bike path and car free, there will be plenty of time to converse. I hope you've all been riding and have the legs for a longer vintage ride. And of course, with it being October, the ride will be weather dependent, but next week is stacking up to be nice so far.

I'm looking forward to ride it, even if it's with just one other person. But come out for a nice ride!

Dan Artley in Parkton, Maryland, USA -- Tom Martin General Manager VO Imports 1817 George ave Annapolis MD 21401 phone: 443-949-8115 Fax: 443-926-0095 eMail: tom@voimports.com Blog: voimports.blogspot.com Web: http://www.voimports.com