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Bicycle Rides, Rambles and Blogs

This Category will contain information about my mountain bike and road bike rides and anything of interest that I find along the way.

My Cycle Mass Experience 2016

This past February I got a gift. It was for the seven day Cycle Mass Tour. Included in my gift was a Comfy Camper package which include, a single tent, air mattress, camp chair, fresh towels daily and the tent was set up and taken down during the tour by Comfy Campers personnel. The tour … Continue reading »

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WOW! It Has Been Almost A Year Since I Last Posted!

Yes, I did ride in 2015, 1,941 miles, not as much as I was hoping for. This year 782 miles so far at the end of April. It helps when you have a mild winter. I have upped my routine and I am trying to track my training. Both of my bikes have Ultegra Groupsets … Continue reading »

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What a Winter! Now on to Summer Biking

Unless you lived in a cave these past six months, you know that New England got hammered with record snowfall. My only saving sanity was the fact I signed up for some Compu-trainer spinning workouts. It wasn’t until April that I finally got my first ride in. I only managed one ride in April but … Continue reading »

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December 31 – The Year in Review 2014

First off, I finished the year with 2,055 miles and 3 metric centuries. I was hoping for six metrics and at least one full century. Life and health got in the way. A week-long migraine which included a couple of days in the hospital. This caused me to miss two of my metrics and through … Continue reading »

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The Witch of November

I know, I stole that from the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot. November is a funny month. The daylight hours are short, we’ve changed back to standard time and it seems we have more cloudy and cold days than nice bike riding days. Also some people consider this the beginning of eating … Continue reading »

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October in New England

October is a transitional month. You go from the warm summer temperatures that still tease you in September, to the cooler raw temperatures that remind you that winter will soon be here. During this month you are treated to the artist’s pallet of fall colors that dot the landscape. Riding in New England in Autumn … Continue reading »

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My Experience in the Mile High City

Denver Colorado has an active bicycling scene. There are dedicated bike paths, lanes, and numbered routes. You can pick up a map of the numbered routes to navigate your way around. They also have a bike rental system where you can pick up a sturdy, but heavy bike at a kiosk and ride it to … Continue reading »

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D2R2 2014 Experience

There was something different in the air, that had been building up for weeks, prior to this year’s ride. It was the weather. The summer had been cooler than prior years and the weather was more of different extremes. It would be dry for a couple weeks then the Berkshires would be hammered with rainfall … Continue reading »

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Road Behavior, Riding With Groups, Alone and Dealing with Drivers.

I have been riding a lot over the past few years and seen some good and bad behavior on the part of both bike riders and car/truck drivers.  With more people riding bikes we as bike riders have to show better awareness and safety habits or more of us are going to get hurt or … Continue reading »

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The Promises of June – Crash and Burn.

June started out so promising. My mileage was up and I was feeling good. I even managed a climb up the back side of Mount Wachusett. My training for Cape Cod Getaway MS Ride came to a screeching halt about 10 days before the ride. It started with nausea and a headache on a Wednesday … Continue reading »

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