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General Smallwood Bike Course
CREATED: 06/11/12 by jrbruck REPLIES: 24
jrbruck's ravatar jrbruck    JOINED: 8/1/11    POSTS: 26
General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/11/12 12:32 PM

I'm not sure if this is common knowledge to people, but I did the bike course for the General Smallwood Int'l race this weekend and one of the roads you need to turn on is not marked. Just before mile 20 you are to take a left on Mason Springs Road off of Port Tobacco Road, but there is no Mason Springs Road sign. However, there is a MD Route 425 sign. I thought this might be helpful so people don't accidentally overshoot the turn, like I did.

abbyjs's ravatar abbyjs    JOINED: 4/7/09    POSTS: 699
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/11/12 1:32 PM

Where did you get the cue sheet? We will make some up for for the Brick Nic this weekend and your info is super helpful!

jrbruck's ravatar jrbruck    JOINED: 8/1/11    POSTS: 26
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/11/12 1:43 PM

I printed the course map from the event's website, http://www.setupevents.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=1971 .

afava's ravatar afava    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 257
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/11/12 1:44 PM

The cue sheets are posted on the events page for Saturday's Brick Nic: http://www.dctriclub.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=interact.events&id=626.

Folks will need to bring their own cue sheets!

merlinkim's ravatar merlinkim    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 294
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course-multiple loops?
POSTED: 6/11/12 3:24 PM

Anyone planning on riding multiple loops? I'll be there early to get a head start - any Placid/Louisville/Wisconsin folks need to get some solid bike time in?

abbyjs's ravatar abbyjs    JOINED: 4/7/09    POSTS: 699
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/11/12 3:26 PM

I plan to get there early and would do the first loop with you!

HolliMarie's ravatar HolliMarie    JOINED: 6/21/11    POSTS: 180
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/12/12 11:13 AM

There are a few of us planning to clip in at 6:45 for a double brick on the Oly course (bike.run.bike.run). It should be awesome. Feel free to join, bring your own cue sheets.

afava's ravatar afava    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 257
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/12/12 11:53 AM

Not sure I can keep up with the 6:45 am group but will likely clip-in with you all and get a (single) brick in before we start picnic set-up/gear watch.

Andrea

DCCSRick's ravatar DCCSRick    JOINED: 4/25/11    POSTS: 24
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/12/12 12:02 PM

I will be there early as well; not sure how many loops I will be doing; but we will see.
Rick.

slowtwitchva's ravatar slowtwitchva    JOINED: 2/18/10    POSTS: 207
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/12/12 12:58 PM

Does anyone happen to have a Garmin file of the bike course that I can load into my bike computer?

Wes

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1713
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/12/12 2:24 PM

Looking to ride early too.

Forecast for next 10 days after cloudy today: avg 82, partly sunny.

astolz1's ravatar astolz1    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 466
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/13/12 9:53 AM

Just made it on biketoaster...
map, garmin files, cue sheet, elev, etc.
http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=413363

merlinkim's ravatar merlinkim    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 294
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/13/12 10:00 AM

My plan is to clip in at 6:30. Holli, if your crew is willing to start a few minutes earlier, that would be great.

HappyRunner's ravatar HappyRunner    JOINED: 1/15/11    POSTS: 185
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/13/12 11:09 AM

Thanks for the course download, Adam. FWIW, I think the southern Sweden Point Road is permanently gated except during an official race. I've been down there a few times to ride the course and had to use the main gate for both exit and entry to the park.

afava's ravatar afava    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 257
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/13/12 11:44 AM

Yes, the gate is closed. John from MTS has reached out to State Park to see if they will open it for us on Saturday morning. (Thanks John!) If not, we'll improvise and use the main gate. Bring your cue sheets and roll with it!

Andrea

HolliMarie's ravatar HolliMarie    JOINED: 6/21/11    POSTS: 180
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/13/12 11:45 AM

Ihan, the double brick crew will clip in at 6:30 with you.

tycottrill    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 100
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/13/12 1:08 PM

Is anyone interested in a longer ride that doesn't require three loops of the course? There is an easy modification that makes the route about 37 miles. I'd like to ride 60ish (one "long" loop + the Oly) or 75 (two long loops).

I'm definitely not clipping in at 6:30, but 7:30 is a possibility.

Ty

tycottrill    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 100
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/15/12 2:44 PM

"Extended" OLY bike route, if interested. I've never ridden it, so I can't comment on road conditions, hills, etc.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/102468129

If the link doesn't work, the add-on is just to stay on Riverside until it intersects with Port Tobacco.

jrbruck's ravatar jrbruck    JOINED: 8/1/11    POSTS: 26
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/15/12 3:59 PM

There was a disgustingly large amount of various kinds of trash on the bike course last week...BEWARE OF GLASS!

ceangell    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 33
RE: General Smallwood Bike Course
POSTED: 6/15/12 4:36 PM

Ty,

I could join for an extended Oly. I had been thinking of doing Oly+sprint, but could be talked into longer.

Message me if you want to coordinate meeting.

Chris

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