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Poll of Maryland tracks
Your favorite Maryland BMX track
What was your favorite Maryland BMX track (roughly ~1979-85ish)
Rockville - Gude Drive [ABA] [ 3 ] ** [15.79%]
Rockville - I-270, bus station [ABA] [ 3 ] ** [15.79%]
Columbia [ABA] [ 2 ] ** [10.53%]
75-80, Monrovia [NBL, ABA?] [ 2 ] ** [10.53%]
Middletown - off I-70 [ABA] [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Cockeysville [ABA] [ 1 ] ** [5.26%]
Overlea / Fullerton / Baltimore / E. Fitzhugh [ABA] [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Millersville [ABA] [ 1 ] ** [5.26%]
Howard County Fairgrounds, indoors, West Friendship [ABA] [ 1 ] ** [5.26%]
Howard County Fairgrounds, outdoors, West Friendship [ABA] [ 5 ] ** [26.32%]
Ocean City - in the open air basement garage 1/81(?) [ABA] [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Ocean City - indoors 1/82(?) [ABA] [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Timonium / Baltimore - indoor race (81?) [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Cumberland (? Frostburg?) - ride over the roots of a tree [ 1 ] ** [5.26%]
College Park - really?? [ABA] [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
What was your favorite Maryland based BMX team (roughly ~1979-85ish)
Rockville BMX bike shop [ 7 ] ** [36.84%]
The System BMX [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Atlantic Cycles [ 3 ] ** [15.79%]
Hutch BMX [ 4 ] ** [21.05%]
40 West Gulf [ 1 ] ** [5.26%]
Flying Wheels [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Allen Backhoe [ 2 ] ** [10.53%]
[Other 1 - see thread] [ 1 ] ** [5.26%]
[Other 2 - see thread] [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
[Other 3 - see thread] [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
[Other 4 - see thread] [ 1 ] ** [5.26%]
Who was your favorite Maryland based track operator, vendor or announcer (roughly ~1979-85ish)
Bill Milburn - Rockville [ 2 ] ** [10.53%]
Mr. Allen - Howard County Fairgrounds [ 6 ] ** [31.58%]
Beverungens - Columbia [ 2 ] ** [10.53%]
The Big B - Brian Lowry - 75-80 [ 1 ] ** [5.26%]
Mr. Matthews - Millersville [ 1 ] ** [5.26%]
Ernie Fitzhugh - Overlea / Fullerton [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Mr. Hutchins [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Jay Metzler - Rockville BMX [ 6 ] ** [31.58%]
Len Weed - The System BMX [ 1 ] ** [5.26%]
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post Jan 9 2009, 09:55 PM
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QUOTE (The Riddler Al-F @ Jan 9 2009, 04:14 PM) *
I had some good times riding from Adelphi to Greenbelt, Beltsville, to Wheaton, Sometimes Rockville (All day grind for sure) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wacko.gif) or White Oak, Burtonsville. Today I need a road bike and 48-72hrs recovery between rides. lol


You guys are funny. When I went to Univ of Maryland, I lived in Adelphi off University Blvd. across the street from graduate housing. King Kongs was down the street. I didn't get over to the track you're talking about, though I did ride down to DC on occasion on the Sligo Creek path, and my Torker cruiser frames broke into pieces shredding UM campus. I used to go to class riding down the stairs. I hooked up with one crazy Estonian guy with a cruiser. We rode the C&O Canal at night. One time it was 3AM and we ended up over south of Germantown on paths along powerlines. Guy was crazy.

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post Jan 9 2009, 11:03 PM
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Awesome thread!!! Most of what you old guys (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) are talking about is a little before my time as I started in 82 at Ho Co outdoors...

And just think - 13 plus or minus tracks in one state back then.....
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post Jan 10 2009, 04:44 AM
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Rockville 1982

Ha, I just found this. Rockville 1982. Larry is #48.
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post Jan 10 2009, 08:06 AM
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I raced the columbia track in 1990 ' they had a funny pro section with a alligator floatie in the water jump .I had a pic in the american bmxr jumping the gator [wish i still had it]
The first turn jump was crazy long for bitd and no transition /landing i remember warping my rear wheel from no landing/backside.
Track was crazy long and it was like 100 degrees 100 % humidity man 3 motos ,qual.,and 3 mains were a bear that day.. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif)

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post Jan 10 2009, 08:24 AM
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Neal Allen?

Neal Allen at Rockville 1980?

Amazing how this stuff just comes out of the woodwork 29 years later!

I saw on Google Earth that Rockville BMX was plowed over for a hospital and some other buildings.

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post Jan 10 2009, 08:30 AM
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QUOTE (Brian B @ Jan 8 2009, 11:10 PM) *


This was the track we visited BITD.

Corriganville/Cumberland in 1981?!? MD-1.

Corriganville, MD
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post Jan 10 2009, 09:52 AM
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@ Steve Smith - I think that you are confusing Columbia with Howard County outdoor. Howard County had that aligator "water jump" in the pro section with the long first turn with no burm...

I used to live at both tracks.. mostly Howard County from 82 to about 90... And I lived within biking distance of Columbia - that track wasn't all that great, but it was close..

@ Deluxx - I don't know if thats Neal or not - I will call him this afternoon to see if he can get in here and see what all the hub-bub is about and say hi to everyone... but I can't imagine Neal and Kenny for that matter - being all that computer friendly...
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post Jan 10 2009, 09:55 AM
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Anybody remember "Fair Week" at Howard County - two races a day for 7 days straight during the county fair... my dad was a track official back then and that was his "vacation" every year...

Also, anyone rememeber these? I found them from a guy online about a year ago - been planning on getting some re-made (NOS?) and selling on ebay....

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post Jan 10 2009, 10:51 AM
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QUOTE
This was the track we visited BITD.

Corriganville/Cumberland in 1981?!? MD-1.

Corriganville, MD

Corriganville was the first track we had. 1981 sounds right. If Troy Rouzers pics are dated that then I'm sure thats the right year.
Jeff Kerr's Freeway BMX was opened about year later in Frostburg, MD and operated for close to five years. We had a few state qualifiers there and they had a half decent turnout of riders.
Deluxx- I have quite a few pictures from that qualifier thats posted above. What bike and age class were you racing?

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QUOTE (Brian B @ Jan 10 2009, 11:51 AM) *
Deluxx- I have quite a few pictures from that qualifier thats posted above. What bike and age class were you racing?


We went there either 81 or 82. Looking at the pic, it's the same track, but I think we may have gone another day. Not sure. I would have been riding the 17 & over expert class and cruiser if there were enough people. I vaguely recall the cruiser was almost falling off the back of the gate. I forget what kind of race it was: double points? other occasion? What I recall is that I had a white jersey and yellow pants. Maybe our Torker jersey or DeLux BMX. Maybe just post them on flickr and/or a few here. Other people may be in pics.
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