Hi, my name is Screws. This is my first post to FTW Maryland- Thanks to the FTW folks for considering me to post.
Story time. I moved to Hampden in 2005 and was taken in by a group of guys called the Lowsiders (not to be confused with Lowside Magazine, run by another group of great folks that I just met recently). The Lowsiders become the Unholy Swarm, and it ran solid for a few years before becoming overly organized and pretty much disbanded. There's a few of us from the Swarm that have Unholy Motorsports , which was in Highlandtown but now is in a two-car garage in Hampden.
The original Lowsiders and a few of Swarm guys still ride together- These guys that I ride with (and who really taught me how to ride proper) like to run the upper part of Baltimore County into Pennsylvania- it's called the Prettyboy run- it runs up through Prettyboy Dam, the reservoir that serves Baltimore City.
the stopover at prettyboy on a perfect sunday
When the weather breaks, usually around mid-April, we meet at The Filling Station on Falls Road around 11Am on Sunday and ride- Usually varying versions of the Prettyboy run. We end up at Rocket To Venus (owned by two of the original Lowsiders) for some good food and booze which makes for a great Sunday of riding and brotherhood/camaraderie/hijinks.
If you are reading this you are more than welcome to come along for the ride. Smalltimore being what it is I almost guarantee you'll know one or more of the regulars that run this Sunday ride.