Ride report: 2010 Tour du Port
Sunday's clouds and a steady breeze kept most of the 2000+ Tour du Port riders in light jackets and arm warmers but nobody seemed to mind too much. It was still a great day to be outside.
This was my first Tour du Port and I chose to ride the 40-mile route with my son, Daniel, on our tandem. I figured this would be a good shake down cruise for next weekend's Seagull Century.
I was somewhat skeptical coming into this ride as I tend to ride city streets only to get to and from work. I head to the smoother, better maintained roads in the county for rides of any distance.
I was pleasantly surprised. While there were some rough streets, there was nothing that our wider tandem tires couldn't handle. The route designers at One Less Car did a great job at keeping us out of heavy traffic and sent us through some pretty interesting areas. The industrial landscapes of Sparrows Point, the marshes of North Point and neighborhoods in Dundalk and Edgemere seemed much more fascinating when traveling at bicycle pace.More Photos