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americancyclo
06-27-2013, 08:11 PM
I've got a couple of free Friday afternoons comin up through the end of summer. Anyone want to go for a ride? Planning on riding out to purcellville tomorrow if the rain holds off. Need to be back at WFC by 5pm. PM if you're game, or if you have a better ride going on!

lim
07-31-2013, 10:12 AM
a month late but are you still down for a duo/group ride?

americancyclo
07-31-2013, 11:42 AM
I've got something brewing for this Friday, but I can do 8/23 if you want to plan for an afternoon ride!

lim
08-02-2013, 10:42 AM
That date works for me! PM me your contact info and we'll meetup for the ride. Anyone else want to join?

Dirt
08-02-2013, 02:11 PM
Perhaps. Depends a little on how this week goes. I'll know more by Wednesday. :D

ShawnoftheDread
08-02-2013, 06:11 PM
I might be free this day too. What do you all have in mind?

americancyclo
08-03-2013, 08:47 AM
I was thinking something under 50 as I have to be back in VA by 530pm. Oxon hill? Mt Vernon? Holmes Run? Purcelville sprint?

ShawnoftheDread
08-03-2013, 10:00 AM
Are Oxon Hill or Holmes Run rideable on road bikes?

Dickie
08-03-2013, 10:10 AM
I might be able to swing this as well... would be fun to get a bunch of us out riding together.

americancyclo
08-16-2013, 12:02 PM
Alright!

Looks like I still don't have to work for the second half of the day on 8/23. Anyone up for a ride? Should be able to leave DC around 11:30 or 12 and need to be at WFC by 5pm. Open to road ride, or maybe grinding some gravel out on the C&O for a while.

ShawnoftheDread
08-16-2013, 12:22 PM
Have to take the kid to the dentist at 12:30 that day, so I'm likely out.

americancyclo
08-16-2013, 01:01 PM
Are Oxon Hill or Holmes Run rideable on road bikes?

yes both, but I haven't had good luck not falling in the river on Holmes run. YMMV

ejwillis62
08-16-2013, 01:35 PM
oxon hill is very rough with the road construction. But I ride it almost everyday. The people in cars really try to give me space.

CaseyKane50
08-16-2013, 02:36 PM
Are Oxon Hill or Holmes Run rideable on road bikes?

Parts of Holmes Run are a bit tricky, but certainly rideable.

1) Crossing Holmes Run at North Ripley Street can sometimes be layered with sand or underwater.
2) The tunnel underneath 395 has lots of stones on the trail (washed up from the creek) and the concrete in places is badly cracked
3). West of North Beauregard, the trail crosses Holmes Run again. This crossing is almost always underwater and some of the trail leading up to the crossing is badly cracked

East from North Ripley the trail is in pretty good shape and you have an easy connection to the Eisenhower Bike Trail.

americancyclo
08-22-2013, 10:41 AM
Anyone up for a ride then?
I'll be leaving from DC, and needing to end up in Falls Church, but I found a fun looking 40 mile route home that looks like it requires some wider (and possibly knobby) tires

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3167557

Also open to other ideas.

Tim Kelley
08-22-2013, 10:49 AM
Anyone up for a ride then?
I'll be leaving from DC, and needing to end up in Falls Church, but I found a fun looking 40 mile route home that looks like it requires some wider (and possibly knobby) tires

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3167557

Also open to other ideas.

MB, DSK and I were going to ride on the early side tomorrow. Road stuff from Arlington... Email me if you're interested.

Dickie
08-22-2013, 11:30 AM
Anyone up for a ride then?
I'll be leaving from DC, and needing to end up in Falls Church, but I found a fun looking 40 mile route home that looks like it requires some wider (and possibly knobby) tires

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3167557

Also open to other ideas.

Sorry Sean, I had planned to ride but work has me swamped, have a good one!

consularrider
08-22-2013, 11:33 AM
Sorry Sean, I had planned to ride but work has me swamped, have a good one!
Unfortunately, that's probably a good thing.

rcannon100
12-11-2014, 07:24 PM
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. How the hell did this thread become relevant again??

americancyclo
12-11-2014, 08:39 PM
By the will of the people?

Dirt
12-11-2014, 09:50 PM
Are y'all suggesting that we should go for a bike ride?

jrenaut
12-11-2014, 09:54 PM
Are y'all suggesting that we should go for a bike ride?
What, are you crazy? Who would want to do that?