Finding it difficult to find the words to describe the Great Job Brenda and Paul McCarthy and Evie de Melker did on the display in Memory of Chuck on Saturday. Maybe fabulous, moving, perfecto, classy, humbling....... Help me out...... ... See MoreSee Less
Grand Finale of the Hill Series 2020... thanks James Kilgalen for many fine rides this season. Random pics of tonight’s cyclists. (If I missed tagging you, let me know.) Be safe out there! ... See MoreSee Less
Today's Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride Sponsor is the Harford Velo Cycling Club. Million Thanks!! ... See MoreSee Less
Good time tonight at the local Time Trial event. I didn't plan on taking photos ...so... sorry if I missed a few of you. Big shout out to Shawn Loper for bringing all the needed stuff. ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Team, Here is a shot of the new Chesapeakespokesclub.org jersey that memorializes Chuck de Melker's Legacy. Idea is to wear as many as possible at the Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride to support the Fisher House Foundation on 19 September at Aberdeen Festival Park. Free registration at cycle4perrypointvets.eventbrite.com. Million Thanks!! Mike ... See MoreSee Less
Another phenomenal ride/route led and created by Larry Friedman, including Winters Run, Van Bibber, Edgewood, Joppatowne (the Venice of Harford County), Bradshaw Rd. Clayton Rd. Old Joppa, Whitaker Mill, Ring Factory, Tollgate. Thanks Larry! ... See MoreSee Less
Fantastic 68 mile ride through Delaware today. Chesapeake City to Newark to Delaware City and back to Schaefers Canal House. I love riding on the C&D trail. Thank you Larry Friedman for posting this one. Very hot!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Afternoon Team. Several of you asked this morning on a bike ride if we are going to have the Chuck de Melker Legacy Ride for Perry Point Fisher House this year. The answer is an enthusiastic YES!! We just don't know where yet. The public venues that have hosted us in the past are not accepting reservations for the scheduled date of September 19. Our next option is find a spot on private property to start and stop the ride and develop routes from there. Short of that we will hold a virtual ride. You can still donate directly to Fisher House Foundation in the name of the Perry Point Veterans at engage/fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20. Please contact me with ideas. Million Thanks!! Mike Layman ... See MoreSee Less
Petals for Chuck...Evie De Melker’s Remembrance Ride for the late great Charles J. De Melker...Evie brought rose petals from Chuck’s funeral to be left on the NCR Trail, one of Chuck’s favorite rides, and National Park service decals and we enjoyed a picnic in Chuck’s honor in Glen Rock. Chuck blessed us with beautiful weather and only one flat! CSO will post its memorial ride for Chuck. Thank you Evie❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Evie De Melker and Cycling for Perry Point Fisher House are pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Ride at Perry Point VAMC on 19 September 2020 is named The Chuck De Melker Legacy Ride to honor Chuck’s unwavering life-loving spirit, devotion to what’s right, outstanding leadership in the cycling community, and loyal service to our nation. Million Thanks!! ... See MoreSee Less
We all remember the first time we did a lot of things...I call today’s ride my First Road Ride Memory Ride on which I was bitten by the road cycling bug. I was at a party on a Saturday night in late June when friend Carol told me she was training for the Seagull. I asked her what the Seagull was and she told me it was 100 mile ride in October. I (after 2 beers) said ‘well I can do that’. I had a hybrid but didn’t ride often and hadn’t ridden more than 15 or 20 miles. I popped out of bed at 7am on Sunday morning and jumped on my hybrid and went down Rt 924 and Rt 24 for a 22 mile out and back to the Edgewood Arsenal gate. Within 3 weeks I bought my first road bike from Bob Buchanan at Conte’s. I did the Seagull that year (total of 112 miles due to missed turn but that’s another long story.)Today I redid the ride and recalled many of the friends made, some lost, and wonderful rides, outings and parties CSO and Velo have had. I thought of my father who trained at Ft. Hoyle pre WWII when artillery was still horse drawn. Fortunately artillery was mechanized during his service in Europe.Today’s ride slightly longer since i moved 3 blocks to the north... ... See MoreSee Less
Wanted to give club members a shot first before I post in other areas.
For sale. $250. Kind of firm but we can talk. Small single speed road bike. Has tire clearance for a skinny gravel type tire if wanted.
Small. I’m 5ft 6in. Probably good for 5ft 5in - 5ft 8in comfortably.
Fresh fizik bar tape. Specialized Taupe saddle. Kenda 28mm tires. Alex rims. Bottle cage holder. Look keo pedals. Super cool bike with the bull horn style handlebars.
Not sure the gearing but I’ve done the forge hill loop on it, and it was perfect ! For reference.
This was a beautiful trip last summer, where we cycled the Erie Canal beginning in Niagara Falls, Canada. Chuck you'll be missed, RIP dear friend. We send so much love to Evie and family. Praying for you all! ... See MoreSee Less