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    Blackwater Ride MD Eastern Shore

    With a half day free today, I picked a ride off the stack I'd been planning over the winter and pointed my K16GT toward the desolate and beautiful Blackwater Nature Reserve on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It's a loop through a lowland part of the Chesapeake Bay that is blessed with a very twisty and deserted road where I could count the cars I saw on one hand. This is today's ride starting and returning to Annapolis. I crossed the Bay Bridge and veered off on 404 to get off the busy highway and then headed south toward Cambridge from Denton.



    The Blackwater loop starts south of Cambridge and after a few miles becomes a twisty, flat ribbon of great pavement through the low country swamps of the area. I stopped at one point and took this video on my iPhone. It's a 360 degree view from out in the middle of it:

    http://smu.gs/wYdI0k

    The combo of twisties, fast sweepers, and some flat out sections through isolated stretches left me thinking I could come back to this place again and again.

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    Very nice... Holy Crap is it ever flat! Guess that's what they mean by sea level.
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    It looks like a good ride, do you happen to have a GPS file of the route you took??

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    Very nice. I've done that ride before and thoroughly enjoyed it also, though I've never been there this time of year. I went in the Fall to see all the birds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls.Ride View Post
    It looks like a good ride, do you happen to have a GPS file of the route you took??
    Sure, PM me an email address and I'll shoot it to you. Is a GPX file out of Basecamp OK for you?

    Wes

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