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Old Aug 29, 2014, 03:59 PM   #1626
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omgosh, absolutely LOVELY caad10.

2014 right? Which dealer did you end up going with? Also, any good paths around your way? I always see cyclists crossing the street, into the forest, on E randolph.

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Google tells me its "rock creek trail." Know I just gotta find out where the starting point is so I can park first.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 09:02 PM   #1627
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omgosh, absolutely LOVELY caad10.

2014 right? Which dealer did you end up going with? Also, any good paths around your way? I always see cyclists crossing the street, into the forest, on E randolph.

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Google tells me its "rock creek trail." Know I just gotta find out where the starting point is so I can park first.
The two ends of Rock Creek Trail are in Derwood, MD and at the DC line parallel to Beach Dr.

Here are the coordinates:

39.114691,-77.127962

38.986457, -77.053173

I ride the RCT at least once a week, great ride. It runs from Lake Needwood all the way to the DC line, about 17 miles one way. I feel like it's the best trail in the area. Least crowded, great forest scenery, and a nice workout.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 10:54 PM   #1628
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The two ends of Rock Creek Trail are in Derwood, MD and at the DC line parallel to Beach Dr.

Here are the coordinates:

39.114691,-77.127962

38.986457, -77.053173

I ride the RCT at least once a week, great ride. It runs from Lake Needwood all the way to the DC line, about 17 miles one way. I feel like it's the best trail in the area. Least crowded, great forest scenery, and a nice workout.
You effing rock!

So the marker on the map is the start point? If so, it seems to be only 15 minutes away from me so super convenient too. I planned on going to do the NCR tomorrow but maybe i'll just do RCT.

Would you by chance know if theres parking near the marker on the map?

Also, is it a straight trail or does it branch off left and right?

I hate to say it but one of my fears is getting lost in the forrest lol.

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Old Aug 30, 2014, 06:53 AM   #1629
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A couple of proper bicycles to my way of thinking.

A basket on the front would make them just a little more practical. In Japan, where I lived for a couple of years, it was rare to see a bicycle without a basket…… Millions of bicycles used every day by smartly dressed salarymen and office ladies, going to railway stations on their daily commute.

Although I have nothing against sporty and recreational bicycles for sports and recreational use, practical bicycles for everyday transport are where it is at from my point of view.

My mates showed me how to ride a bicycle when I was 7 years old, more than 50 years ago. Cycling has been in my transport mix one way or another ever since, but I have never owned a scrap of lycra, and likely never will. I have occasionally owned or had the use of a car, but bicycles and motorcycles have been the mainstay of my personal transport needs.

The bicycle below has been my daily ride since 2003 for commuting and most trips within a 8 to 10 mile radius of my apartment. A six speed Chinese cheapie, it cost about 100 US dollars, new, and another $25 for the basket and lights. For longer trips I have a small motorcycle. I have rented a car on about four occasions in the last ten years.

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Old Aug 30, 2014, 03:12 PM   #1630
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You effing rock!

So the marker on the map is the start point? If so, it seems to be only 15 minutes away from me so super convenient too. I planned on going to do the NCR tomorrow but maybe i'll just do RCT.

Would you by chance know if theres parking near the marker on the map?

Also, is it a straight trail or does it branch off left and right?

I hate to say it but one of my fears is getting lost in the forrest lol.

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Sorry for the late reply, but yes, there is a parking lot right at that start point. You got it exactly right, it's right where the red marker is.

There is only one trail and it doesn't branch off. As you go down the trail, there are some entrance points from neighorhoods, but it goes down all the way to DC and follows the creek. As long as you keep the creek next to you, you won't get lost. It crosses through some public parks and some roads, but for the most part, it's a nicely paved and quiet trail all the way down. If in doubt, just load up goog maps and make sure you're still in the forest and have the creek nearby. Happy riding!

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Old Aug 30, 2014, 03:38 PM   #1631
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Old Aug 30, 2014, 08:32 PM   #1632
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Sorry for the late reply, but yes, there is a parking lot right at that start point. You got it exactly right, it's right where the red marker is.

There is only one trail and it doesn't branch off. As you go down the trail, there are some entrance points from neighorhoods, but it goes down all the way to DC and follows the creek. As long as you keep the creek next to you, you won't get lost. It crosses through some public parks and some roads, but for the most part, it's a nicely paved and quiet trail all the way down. If in doubt, just load up goog maps and make sure you're still in the forest and have the creek nearby. Happy riding!
Thanks for the reply vincenz! Ended up riding it today. Started at the marker that was on the map.

Unfortunately I had no idea idea that the start of the trail is under construction in some parts. Needless to say, I went over some gnarly patches and will be checking my tires/rims tomorrow to make sure there are no dents in the rim and holes in the tires/tubes.
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Old Aug 30, 2014, 10:58 PM   #1633
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 04:07 AM   #1634
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 06:17 AM   #1635
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 08:15 AM   #1636
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Here is me on it earlier today. Me taking a tumble in it.

What happened when you fell there? Just looked like you were doing a normal stop.

Also, are you saying anything to these people when you weave closely past them? I didn't have sound on the video. I wasn't sure if the video doesn't have it or it was just me. Video has been acting up for me lately.
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 11:40 AM   #1637
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Cube hard tail mountain bike. I put some SPD pedals on it and I have bloody knees to prove it.

I'm very impressed with the stability of the GoPro mount.
I'm guessing there was a failure to clip out of said pedals...which happens
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 02:13 PM   #1638
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Here is me on it earlier today. Me taking a tumble in it.

Exciting vid. The sudden flop was unexpected. Had me on the edge of my seat.
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 05:24 PM   #1639
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What happened when you fell there? Just looked like you were doing a normal stop.

Also, are you saying anything to these people when you weave closely past them? I didn't have sound on the video. I wasn't sure if the video doesn't have it or it was just me. Video has been acting up for me lately.
I couldn't release my foot from the clip and so went over. There wasn't that many people and I think the fact the video has been sped up to double speed makes it look like a bit careless. There was no audio.

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I'm guessing there was a failure to clip out of said pedals...which happens
Bingo. It's very strange when you realise you've lost it and accept that you are going to fall. Funny and embarrassing.

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Exciting vid. The sudden flop was unexpected. Had me on the edge of my seat.
Cheers, yes it was unexpected for me too.
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 10:48 PM   #1640
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Old Sep 1, 2014, 02:24 AM   #1641
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I'm thinking about either getting new ones or trying to drill them myself.
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I couldn't release my foot from the clip and so went over. There wasn't that many people and I think the fact the video has been sped up to double speed makes it look like a bit careless. There was no audio.
Ahh.. i've never used clipless pedals before. (correct me if i'm wrong about the name of them.. it confuses me since I don't use them ever).

I don't like the idea of actually being attached to my bike. I have a phone mount and use headphones and I don't even really like being tethered to my bike like that, even though it's not an extremely solid connection.


I can see how the video could make it seem careless. Honestly, i've stopped saying something if I can get away with it. I've noticed that saying something just makes it worse a lot of the time.

If I say "on your left" then people jump and scatter and you have no idea which way they are going to go. Some people hear left and move left. Some people just stand still where they are and try to make themselves small by pulling in their limbs. It's really funny how different people react.
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Old Sep 2, 2014, 07:22 AM   #1643
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omgosh, absolutely LOVELY caad10.

2014 right? Which dealer did you end up going with? Also, any good paths around your way? I always see cyclists crossing the street, into the forest, on E randolph.

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Google tells me its "rock creek trail." Know I just gotta find out where the starting point is so I can park first.
Yes, 2014 CAAD10-5 Shimano 105. I bought on closeout from REI in College Park because that was the only place with stock in my size.

I normally ride into Bethesda and ride along the Capital Crescent Trail into Georgetown.

Easiest place to pick that up is in Bethesda off Bethesda Ave behind the Honda dealer (next to the ongoing construction site)

I normally ride from my house to there and back which puts me around 31 miles.

http://www.strava.com/activities/173332525

Alternately, I'll ride a loop on-road near my house that takes me about 24 miles along some scenic backroads.

http://www.strava.com/activities/176114233
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Old Sep 7, 2014, 03:34 AM   #1644
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Ahh.. i've never used clipless pedals before. (correct me if i'm wrong about the name of them.. it confuses me since I don't use them ever).

I don't like the idea of actually being attached to my bike. I have a phone mount and use headphones and I don't even really like being tethered to my bike like that, even though it's not an extremely solid connection.


I can see how the video could make it seem careless. Honestly, i've stopped saying something if I can get away with it. I've noticed that saying something just makes it worse a lot of the time.

If I say "on your left" then people jump and scatter and you have no idea which way they are going to go. Some people hear left and move left. Some people just stand still where they are and try to make themselves small by pulling in their limbs. It's really funny how different people react.
My way of dealing with that is to either pass people without saying anything (giving them plenty of room) or to slow right down to walking speed and wait until they move.

On the topic of clipless pedals, you get used to them over time. I used to be nervous about them when I first started - but to be honest I'm totally at ease with them now to the point where it I don't even think about them. It's second nature. If you ask me to ride a bike without them, that feels odd because I haven't done that for so long. I have the pedals set up for the lowest tension so if I need to I can quickly get unclipped.

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My way of dealing with that is to either pass people without saying anything (giving them plenty of room) or to slow right down to walking speed and wait until they move.

On the topic of clipless pedals, you get used to them over time. I used to be nervous about them when I first started - but to be honest I'm totally at ease with them now to the point where it I don't even think about them. It's second nature. If you ask me to ride a bike without them, that feels odd because I haven't done that for so long. I have the pedals set up for the lowest tension so if I need to I can quickly get unclipped.
I came off the bike again today because of the pedals. Hurt my hand which is quite sore still. Further down the road as I was trying to take my right foot out of the pedal, the cleat came off the shoe and stayed in the pedal. My fault, they weren't tight enough. It was a bit of a problem getting it out of the pedal but managed to get it all together again and got back to cycling. More falls to come I think.
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Okay then - back off the tension in the pedals as much as possible, then just ride around on a grassy field and practice clipping in and unclipping from the pedals. Unclip as you are rolling to a stop, and always, always lean to the side that is unclipped. If you do this enough, you'll develop muscle memory to do this elegantly.

It's easier said than done, I know. But a lot of it is also fear of falling when you are locked in to the pedals.

But on the other hand, the feeling of being able to really crank the pedals very forcefully with absolute confidence, that's nice.

Hang in there!
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