Thursday, September 30, 2010

Some shots from the Baltimore Book Festival

Wanted to get a better shot.

Tube warmers.

Bike paramedics to the rescue.

The state colors.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Charm City Cyclocross 2010

This past weekend Charm City Cyclocross was in Druid Hill Park.  This was my first time seeing a cyclocross race and I was not disappointed.

This photo and the one below are from the under 19 category.
Also there was Matt Gilman.  He lost his sight due to diabetes but found a way to stay on his bike.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Short trips

It seems weather wise that fall is upon us a bit early this year and I have no complaints about it.  Unfortunately considering how beautiful it was last week I didn't get to much riding in except for a short trip to Lake Montebello and Druid Hill Park with part of the Jones Falls Trail thrown in.  This brings up a point that I've read about in other blogs and forums.  Why do we have a signage problem?  From a bike friendly point of view I know this city has quite a few issues that need to be addressed but making it easier for people to find their way around seems like it should be one of the simpler ones to fix.  With that said I will once again dazzle you with my questionable camera skills.

Closed for the season.
Two views from Druid Hill Reservoir.
Druid Hill Reservoir.
Mr. Wallace in the park.
Christoper C. 
The Conservatory.

Carved in bark.  Better than carved in stone?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Charm City Cyclocross 2010

The 6th annual Charm City Cross will mark the  first year as a UCI sanctioned race. This is a Category 2 UCI and USAC cyclo-cross event. The event will be held under UCI regulations and USAC Permit. UCI scale of penalties and USAC penalties will apply.
Register at
Reg. Fees: $30 for UCI Elite events, $10 for U19 events, $25 for all other events. Lil’ Belgians Free
Online registration closes on Thursday, September 16th at 7:00pm
On Site Late Registration is available, however online registration is encouraged to avoid the additional $10 same day registration fee.
Registration booth will open by 8:00 a.m.
For more information, visit Twenty20 Cycling.

From Bike Baltimore Unofficial Blog.


The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) “Cities for Cycling” Road Show comes to Baltimore Thursday, September 30th and Friday, October 1st.  This 2 day visit is 3rd in a series of emerging cycling cities following Boston & Philadelphia. NACTO brings the experience of the bicycle planners & engineers from across the country to help Baltimore advance its cycling infrastructure and programming.  
On Thursday evening , September 30th, “Cities for Cycling” partners with One Less Carand University of Baltimore to host a free 2 hour interactive forum, open to the public. It will include an array of bicycle infrastructure, advocacy initiatives and programs that have been successful in other cities with a Q&A session at the end.   The “Road Show” combines with One Less Car’s “Fall Forum” at University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Auditorium at 7pm.
On Friday, October 1st, NACTO officials will meet with local decision makers, planners & engineers on how we can become even more bike-friendly and feature a bike tour of Baltimore’s bike infrastructure and problem areas.
NACTO is also developing an Urban Bikeways Design Guide as a best practices manual for bicycle infrastructure.  The online & printed guides will highlight engineering techniques being deployed by NACTO members to make bicycling safer, more comfortable and more convenient. The dissemination and fine-tuning of these designs will prove to be key elements in unleashing the potential of American cities to achieve world-class levels of bicycling.

From Bike Baltimore Unofficial Blog.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Beautiful Day

Outstanding weather this morning and I wasn't the only one to realize it, there were plenty of people out and about.  It's so nice out that the motorist are even in a good mood.

A Hummingbird Moth.  One of my favorite bugs.
Lake Montebello
Lake Montebello again.