Ducati Monster Motorcycle Forum banner
1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Saturday and Sunday (10/20 & 21) are supposed to be nice. Anybody up for a ride? ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Okay, let's be specific. I've heard the area around Birdsboro is pretty. That's 924 & 100 above Pottstown.
Would love a seafood run. Cape May, Havre De Grace, Baltimore...
Or.. if you have a favorite run, 'run it up the flagpole' and see what the group wants.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,546 Posts
If you want to come south towards Baltimore I am up for it. [thumbsup]


*edit* Isn't that a long haul for you though??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I just passed Havre De Grace in about an hour and a half this past weekend. Baltimore is 2 - 2 and a half hours. Long day, but worth it if we see some great stuff (and fill the husband with seafood). Anything cool you recommend?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,546 Posts
There are a lot of nice restaurants near the harbor. A lot of sight seeing as well. You could also check out the aquarium. They have the freshest seafood you will ever find. ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,546 Posts
If you are looking for some nice roads to run on you might want to drop a message in the CAM section. They can probably point you in the right direction. I am from Baltimore but rarely get to ride in that area.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
We were looking on the map last night and thought it might be a fun ride down where routes 202 & 95 parallel and routes 10 & 100 parallel. It makes a nice block that we can wander and not get lost, and yet still not know where we're going. DukeOddy, is Havre de Grace near you?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,546 Posts
Define "near" ;)

http://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=





*edit* by the way....795/695/95 are nothing but horrible slab. Not sure what your feelings are about that but the people who frequent those roads are f'in idiots. I almost got hit 3 times on my way to O.C. last year. Just FYI.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,364 Posts
lauramonster said:
We were looking on the map last night and thought it might be a fun ride down where routes 202 & 95 parallel and routes 10 & 100 parallel. It makes a nice block that we can wander and not get lost, and yet still not know where we're going. DukeOddy, is Havre de Grace near you?
I know the area west and south of Philly very well. Don't recommend too much between 202 and 95, just too much traffic, lights, etc.

Chester County (the routes we were supposed to take at the bash :) ) has many wonderful roads and some fine restaurants. If you'd like to head this way, I will set up a meeting place/time.

Maryland/Baltimore I've been down that way (Havre de Grace - lots of restaurants) a few times, also nice and open. Duke, I spent a day this summer north of Baltimore around Gunpowder Falls SP and near the Penna state line (I'll put it up on Grouprider). Lots of wonderful (but slower) roads...what can be done there?

Maryland ES - Chestertown/Rock Hall area is nice - roads to/from/around are good and fast - lots of horse farms. Good eats in Chesapeake City or Northeast.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
'near' is whatever you are willing to ride to meet up. What's your comfort zone?

We're probably going on Saturday (it's supposed to be sunny). We'll wander down route 202, pick up 842, then 841 and 10 and finally wander down to route 40 to cross the bay. Since it's not set in stone, we'll take all suggestions. Route 95 corridor is a fail-safe in case we need to zip home quick.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,364 Posts
lauramonster said:
'near' is whatever you are willing to ride to meet up. What's your comfort zone?

We're probably going on Saturday (it's supposed to be sunny). We'll wander down route 202, pick up 842, then 841 and 10 and finally wander down to route 40 to cross the bay. Since it's not set in stone, we'll take all suggestions. Route 95 corridor is a fail-safe in case we need to zip home quick.
841 between 926 and 896 isn't much of a bike road. Rt. 10 same story (lots of trucks and traffic), and Rt. 40 is also a busy 2-lane road. Might consider this alt.

Recommend you take 841 to 926 to 796 and take 796 towards Md. At the merge with 896, take 896 (road curves left) to 841. Then RH turn onto 841 into Md. - it becomes Md. 213 when you cross the state line.
Then, take 273 west to merge with Rt. 1, then Rt 1 across Conowingo Dam and Rt. 161 south to end (really nice farmland views). At end of 161, left onto 155 into Havre de Grace.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Hey OT - Thanks for the info!! We'll definitely take your suggestions! Sounds great. Now if it would just stop raining! [thumbsup]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,546 Posts
The wind needs to slow itself also. ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
We don't need no stinkin' wind!!!

I'll eat double portions tonight to help stabilize the bike.
Holy cow!! The wind is really kicking up today. Raining like a sum of a blitch, and makin' my smile flatten!

We definitely will check out conditions before we leave and post if we're going or not.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,546 Posts
OT said:
Maryland/Baltimore I've been down that way (Havre de Grace - lots of restaurants) a few times, also nice and open. Duke, I spent a day this summer north of Baltimore around Gunpowder Falls SP and near the Penna state line (I'll put it up on Grouprider). Lots of wonderful (but slower) roads...what can be done there?
It's close enough to Bel Air I believe. That is a ritzy area with a lot of places to eat. Other than enjoying the roads in the state park I don't think there is a lot to do. It is a nice area though. Catoctin, which is close to me is also an extremely nice area to ride through. It too can be slow though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,546 Posts
lauramonster said:
'near' is whatever you are willing to ride to meet up. What's your comfort zone?

We're probably going on Saturday (it's supposed to be sunny). We'll wander down route 202, pick up 842, then 841 and 10 and finally wander down to route 40 to cross the bay. Since it's not set in stone, we'll take all suggestions. Route 95 corridor is a fail-safe in case we need to zip home quick.

I have done close to triple that in a one way trip but I am not sure if I want to ride all the highways. If we went a more scenic (but unfortunately a lot longer) route, that would be better. Please don't plan it around my input though. Short notice plans tend to fall through quick for me so I don't want to set something up and not follow through. Know what I mean? :)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,364 Posts
lauramonster said:
Hey OT - Thanks for the info!! We'll definitely take your suggestions! Sounds great. Now if it would just stop raining! [thumbsup]
Try to post up your ETA in the West Chester area - if you go. Perhaps I can hook up with you two and head down together (kinda tired of doing it alone).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
I'll email our plans for Saturday on Saturday between 8:30 and 9:00. Let me check out the weather first. Yahoo says sunny going to a high of 58 degrees. Brrrrr! Sounds cold, but we don't get started until 9:30 it'll warm up nicely.

Catoctin sound like my first boyfriend - really nice but a bit slow!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,000 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Weather looks great. No wind, lots of sun, and as the days goes on, it should warm up nicely.

One of our riders has a 'density problem'. He says that the gravity over his bed is especially strong on weekends. ::)

Looks like we're meeting at the WaWa at Route 363 (Valley Forge Road) and Sumneytown Pike at 10:00 Saturday. We're hopefully leaving by 10:15.

We'll be taking route 113 down to West Chester, picking up 842 to 926 and following OT's directions :
OT said:
Recommend you take 926 to 796 and take 796 towards Md. At the merge with 896, take 896 (road curves left) to 841. Then RH turn onto 841 into Md. - it becomes Md. 213 when you cross the state line.
Then, take 273 west to merge with Rt. 1, then Rt 1 across Conowingo Dam and Rt. 161 south to end (really nice farmland views). At end of 161, left onto 155 into Havre de Grace.
DUkeOddy, we should be near you by 11:30 and OT we should be in Havre de Grace by 1:00. Let me know if you want to meet. [thumbsup]

Justin - Sunday will be a short ride, but we'll let you know if we go to Cape May. Next batch of warm weather.
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top