Hi everyone, we received this information that I wanted to pass along:
My name is Michael Healy and I am a senior studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am currently in my senior design project class, which is a class that solves problems encountered in everyday life. One of my team members is a member of the UMD Club Triathlon team and introduced us to the hassle of cleaning bike chains.
Bike chain cleaning can be a messy, time consuming process for many. We are designing a detachable device that will automatically clean a bike chain without causing a mess or wasting the user's time. But to find out what would be helpful for most riders, we need your help!
Thank you to everyone who came out and spent the morning with us during our swim bike run workout. The weather was good, and the company even better. Sorry that we forget to get a before picture, we were eager to hit the water! We did manage an after picture before everyone left though. ... See MoreSee Less
Baltimore Triathlon Bike Course Update. Yesterday I spoke on the phone with Will Murdoch, who is on race management team, about the bike course road conditions and the concerns our club members have had. He filled me in on how they are addressing the pavement challenges and followed up with an email asking me to pass the word on. Here it is:
"The Race Director and race management team are aware of the condition of the pavement on Graces Quarters Road included in the bike segment. We have been working with the Department of Natural Resources, Baltimore County, and the Department of the Army (as they are all stakeholders for that particular stretch of road) to come to an agreement on repairing the pavement. We have made progress and are hopeful that the project will be completed prior to race day. We do have contingency plans in place to reroute the bike course should the project not be finished in time. Rest assured that we will NOT send bikes down that stretch of road if the repairs are not made. We hope you'll consider joining us this year, or at least doing a no-rain dance for us!" ... See MoreSee Less
BATC has been busy! We've got IronMans to the north, age group Nationals to the West; and rocking it everywhere in between. Countdown to our hometown IMMD is underway (54 days crabbies) and race season is in full swing. ... See MoreSee Less