Just checking to see if anyone has any information as to the opening date of schaeffer park? I want to start getting ready for the season, but the one time I drove by there during the day the gate was closed.
Is any part of the area open at all to pedestrians? My wife and I will be going up to Germantown to drop my bike off at Avalon Cycles and I'd like to bring my dog to play in one of the fields at the Farms. I won't have my bike or anything - I just want to walk around with my wife and my dog.
As long as we can gain access to the parking lot we'll be okay. I'm not going to be hiking on the trails - I'm looking more to get out to one of the big fields around there with as little walking as possible. Hiking is for squares.
ya then I saw you. do you race Xc? I wanna start this summer. Racing DH looks fun, but if I get a DH bike i would only get to ride it like 6 times a year. Shaffer is a blast. Gambrill and the watershed are my favorite.
never raced xc much. i'm trying to get into endurance racing this year if i ever get into shape for it .
all in all xc racing is all about how fast can you pedal for how long. where as endurance racing is all about pacing yourself so you can ride the next lap. on of the best places to train are schaffer and wakefield. they allow you to maintain a high enough speed to actually work you out on the right way.