February Ramble: 101 miles around Baltimore

Sunday, February 5, 2012, 7:15 AM
Fells Point Broadway Square

The Circumnavigation of Baltimore. Our next Ramble will be a compass survey of our environs. We'll begin in Fells Pt. and move south, skirting the Patapsco through the industrial shipping corridors of Brooklyn and Curtis Bay. Turning right we come around to the hilly westside moving through the mill towns of Elkridge and Ellicott City. Here we'll take a quick rest and warm up. Continuing on, we'll roll up and over through the densely forested Marriottsville and into the unique natural landscape of Soldiers Delight. Lunch is in historic Reisterstown. Turning right again we venture in to Baltimore county's beautiful horse farms and cross the northernmost point of our big circle. From here the land flattens a bit as we near the farms of lower Harford county. Soon enough, the property lines get closer together as we move around to the east. We'll cross route 40, safely navigating the river towns of White Marsh and Essex and after crossing Back River on Eastern ave you'll be able to catch views of the city skyline. The Circumnavigation of Baltimore is a bit like a Jules Verne journey for bicycles.

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by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/bb_nutrition/ ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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