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Last week was the official start of Chuck's Bull Ride! A great group came out. ... See MoreSee Less

Last week was the official start of Chucks Bull Ride! A great group came out.

Start of Abbreviated Hill Series.. pics of the C and to be seen Hill C group led by James Kilgalen and various A and B riders—nice ride, good time. ... See MoreSee Less

From our Delaware cycling friends... ... See MoreSee Less

From our Delaware cycling friends...

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

Chuck's Bull Ride last night was such fun. I was so glad to see everyone. We ended up with a group of women and we fixed a mechanical issue, all on our own!! Too fun. ... See MoreSee Less

Chucks Bull Ride last night was such fun. I was so glad to see everyone. We ended up with a group of women and we fixed a mechanical issue, all on our own!! Too fun.

A very special Thursday night C ride led by Evie De Melker with iffy weather controlled by Chuck and apres ride get together at La Tolteca., of course. ... See MoreSee Less

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A Cyclist's Safety Tip: RIDE TO BE SEEN!! More at www.cycle4heroes.us. ... See MoreSee Less

A Cyclists Safety Tip: RIDE TO BE SEEN!! More at www.cycle4heroes.us.

Does your Drive Chain shift by itself? Start with a new Chain. More tips at www.cycle4heroes.us/how-to-bike-again ... See MoreSee Less

Does your Drive Chain shift by itself?  Start with a new Chain.  More tips at www.cycle4heroes.us/how-to-bike-again

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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

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 dont 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 http://engage/fisherhouse.org/goto/perrypoint20.  Please contact me with ideas.  Million Thanks!!  Mike Layman

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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

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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

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!!Image attachment

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

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...Image attachmentImage attachment

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.

Really fun, awesome looking bike.

Reply to sender or text if you are interested.

We can set up a covid approved meet up.

Scot Roppelt
410-245-5792
Scot_roppelt@yahoo.com

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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

This was a beautiful trip last summer, where we cycled the Erie Canal beginning in Niagara Falls, Canada. Chuck youll be missed, RIP dear friend. We send so much love to Evie and family. Praying for you all!

A true gentleman, neighbor, and cyclist. ... See MoreSee Less

A true gentleman, neighbor, and cyclist.

You will be dearly missed, my friend. Prayers to Evie and the family. ... See MoreSee Less

You will be dearly missed, my friend. Prayers to Evie and the family.

Peace Chuck. You will be terribly missed. Evie and family have strength in this sad time. You are in my thoughts 😔 ... See MoreSee Less

Peace Chuck. You will be terribly missed. Evie and family have strength in this sad time. You are in my thoughts 😔

Chuck giving history lesson at the cemetery 12/1/12 ... See MoreSee Less

Chuck giving history lesson at the cemetery 12/1/12

Chuck, we will miss you... ... See MoreSee Less

Found my first SHARROW on East Broadway in the Town of Bel Air today. ... See MoreSee Less

Found my first SHARROW on East Broadway in the Town of Bel Air today.

Respond by message if you would interview with the Harford Cable Network concerning our partnership effort to raise funds and awareness for the Fisher House at Perry Point VAMC. Your job during the interview is to promote the 'Spokes and Cycling in the Harford County Area. Interviews will be by Zoom or similar in 10 to 15-minute segments from 12:30 to 2 PM on Tuesday April 21. The show will run daily in during May. Million Thanks, Mike Layman ... See MoreSee Less

Respond by message if you would interview with the Harford Cable Network concerning our partnership effort to raise funds and awareness for the Fisher House at Perry Point VAMC.  Your job during the interview is to promote the Spokes and Cycling in the Harford County Area.  Interviews will be by Zoom or similar in 10 to 15-minute segments from 12:30 to 2 PM on Tuesday April 21.  The show will run daily in during May.  Million Thanks, Mike Layman

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Finally a nice warm sunny day to ride today. I ride this loop often since it's around my house and I've never seen so many out on bikes. Seniors, Kids, Teenagers etc. Great day for sure! ... See MoreSee Less

Finally a nice warm sunny day to ride today. I ride this loop often since its around my house and Ive never seen so many out on bikes. Seniors, Kids, Teenagers etc. Great day for sure!Image attachmentImage attachment

Safe Sane-tized Solo cycling through Fountain Green Forest Hill Federal Hill Frog Town and Franklin and found a foal. Beautiful morning/afternoon ride. ... See MoreSee Less

Safe Sane-tized Solo cycling through Fountain Green Forest Hill Federal Hill Frog Town and Franklin and found a foal. Beautiful morning/afternoon ride.Image attachment

Photos from Harford County DPW - Highways Division's post ... See MoreSee Less

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So is the auto safety law sufficient for our social distancing rule on rides? ... See MoreSee Less

So is the auto safety law sufficient for our social distancing rule on rides?

Cold ride better than no ride...Joe White Deana Perry Margie Coski Evie Cunliff. Photo credit to Stretch Perry ... See MoreSee Less

Cold ride better than no ride...Joe White Deana Perry Margie Coski Evie Cunliff. Photo credit to Stretch PerryImage attachment

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Nice Sunny Sunday ride. Great seeing Mel Dethlefsen Neil Buchness Jon Olney, Margie Coski Bill Burrill James Pou Terri Broemm Wendy Tobias and Howard...good time to get bike out, remove cob webs and tune up for season! ... See MoreSee Less

Hey all you Spokesters! Don't miss the annual Westminster Stop, Swap and Save Bike Show this Sunday Feb 9th from 9-2PM @ the Carroll County Ag Center. Come by our booth and say hi! Spencer Buchness and Neil Buchness

Married to My Bike!
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Hey all you Spokesters! Dont miss the annual Westminster Stop, Swap and Save Bike Show this Sunday Feb 9th from 9-2PM @ the Carroll County Ag Center. Come by our booth and say hi! Spencer Buchness and Neil Buchness

Married to My Bike!

Last ride of 2019. Great early morning start at 38 degrees and went to 60. Thank you Bob Buchanan for posting this ride! ... See MoreSee Less

Beginning of Pub Crawl at Black Eyed Suzie’s and Sean Bolans... ... See MoreSee Less

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And they are off for the James Pou Birthday-Thanksgiving Turkey Burner 49 from IBC. Join the crew for apres ride birthday brew at IBC.Happy Birthday James. ... See MoreSee Less

And they are off for the James Pou Birthday-Thanksgiving Turkey Burner 49 from IBC. Join the crew for apres ride  birthday brew at IBC.Happy Birthday James.Image attachment

Chesapeake Spokes Org end of season party at Merryland Farm ... See MoreSee Less

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Challenging 50 mile ride today from North Harford to PA and back. Great PA scenery. I'm down 3lbs and beat tonight. Thank you Larry Friedman for posting this ride. Surprised more riders from the group didn't show.

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Howl at the Moon 2019! Thanks Neil Buchness ... See MoreSee Less

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Million Thanks to 71 Cyclists, 9 Volunteers, and a few Veterans who made it a Great Day for our Veterans and their Families. This is just a sampling of the 500 or more photos we took yesterday. Jon Olney suffered a dislocated shoulder on the ride. Good news is they got it back in place and he slept in his bed last night with follow-up care. Best to you Jon. ... See MoreSee Less

Join us for the Jay Gundel Legacy Ride this Saturday Morning at Perry Point VAMC where we'll raise Funds and Awareness to build a Fisher House at Perry Point, Maryland.

Volunteer at cycle4perrypointfisherhouse.eventbrite.com.

Million Thanks!!
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Join us for the Jay Gundel Legacy Ride this Saturday Morning at Perry Point VAMC where well raise Funds and Awareness to build a Fisher House at Perry Point, Maryland.

Volunteer at https://cycle4perrypointfisherhouse.eventbrite.com.

Million Thanks!!

Volunteer "package" filling up good for Jay Gundel Legacy ride to support Perry Point Fisher House on 21 Sep. Still need dedicated SAG. Million Thanks. Mike Layman 410-652-3875 ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteer package filling up good for Jay Gundel Legacy ride to support Perry Point Fisher House on 21 Sep.  Still need dedicated SAG.  Million Thanks.  Mike Layman 410-652-3875

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