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Rock Creek Roller Coaster

This is my kind of ride. "Real" mountain bikers won't like it because it's not hard enough or grnarly enough. Road bikers won't like it because it's too slow. But I like it just fine. Given where it is part of it is not crowded at all, there's an occasional walker or jogger but they are happy to give you space if you let them know you are coming (you do give warning when passing don't you?). What's neat is the variety, the up and down, the curves.

The section I call the "Roller Coaster" is the paved off road part that roughly parallels Oregon Avenue. Look here for details.

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This particular ride is not covered as such in any of my books. You can find some Rock Creek references in the area books.

Mountain Biking DC Baltimore

Mountain Biking the Washington DC / Baltimore Area, Fourth Edition, by Scott Adams and Martin Fernandez. If you found this useful please buy the book.

Mountain Biking DC Baltimore

Mountain Bike! , by William Nealy. I have learned so much from this book about mountain biking it's hard describe. I find that I really like reading it after a day of biking, then the next time I go biking I practice the stuff I read about. Buy one from Amazon.

   
   

 

My GPS

Garmin Nuvi 350

Garmin Nuvi 350

A full-featured GPS system primarily for use in vehicles Includes pre-loaded maps and locations such as food, lodging, addresses.
I use this one to find the putins, takeouts and trailheads.
Read my complete review...

Buy one at Amazon.com.

 

Garmin Nuvi 350

Garmin GPSMap 60CSx

A GPS system that's really useful for trails and streams. It can be used for highway navigation but I don't really reccomend it. It will lay down tracks, including elevation, for every place you go. You can easily mark waypoints (where you are right now).
This is the unit that produced all the tracks and waypoints that you see in this section of the website.

Buy one at Amazon.com.

Garmin Nuvi 350

Garmin Etrex Legend

I used to own one of these and replaced it with the 60CSx for a lot of reasons but primarily for the color screen that my aging eyes could read.

A great GPS unit primarily for hiking and biking. Will record tracks, ie, where you have been. Will help you get back if you get lost. Not suggested for road navigation but can be used for that.
Read my complete review...

Buy one at Amazon.com.

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