Southern Maryland Small Garages Tour

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Dorito, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Finished up a spritely route on Southern Maryland's on Calvert County (and a bit of Anne Arundel) peninsula. This is the third revision of the route and corrected closed parks, congested traffic area.

    But if you like this sign,

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    Which brings roads like this..
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    Or this one, which leads to roads which would never meet county specifications today due to tight curves, narrow unmarked pavement..
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    ..then you will like this route. About 100 miles round trip, plan on 3.5 hours. The outbound track is a bit slower as there are more tight turns, but delightful all the same.

    As we have a predilection for food, it ends at a good German restaurant. However, they are really only open at lunch on Sunday.

    Old Stein Inn
    http://www.oldstein-inn.com/location-hours.php
    1143 Central Avenue(Route 214)
    Edgewater, Maryland, 21037
    United States
    phone: (410) 798-6807

    So, since most of ride more than Sunday, here's a good 'ol Crab house style food:
    Bayside Inn
    1246 Central Ave. East
    Edgewater, Md
    http://baysideinnmayo.com/

    The track is facetiously named "Small Garages" since it meanders around fanciful old world estates such as this one. A huge house, and nary a garage insight. Almost sacrilegious it you ask us :rofl

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    And what would a mansion be without a proper name:
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    Or a gate with shade trees lining the front drive
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    More un-school garage folk:
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    But don't worry, the small garage folks do love them a huge tobacco barn (or two)
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    There is a good portion of the track that follows tree lined roads:
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    And if a tree could talk what would it say?
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    As this is a peninsula, plenty of places to dream a simple dream
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    Or build you a home on the water..
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    Or if you need to see God, plenty (more than plenty) houses to see:
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    The whole route is seeped in history

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    Overall, a great day of riding, and Blaster put another notch in his odometer:
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    Track map here:
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    GPX file linky here:
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  2. deacon51

    deacon51 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting this up. It's been a couple of years since I have been down that way. I'll load you'd rout into my GPS and give it a try as soon ax I get over my head cold.
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