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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 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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Riding Season is in Full Swing for 2014

May was a month of starts and stops for me.   I had good times and bad.  Thankfully no accidents but a couple of mechanical breakdowns that should not happen to a bike that is less than 6 months old and does not even have 600 miles on it.   I won’t bore you with … Continue reading »

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April Showers bring May Flowers and Hopefully an End to Potholes.

It is now May 3.  I doubled my mileage for the year in April and hopefully in May I do one metric century and maybe add a full century to it.  Now if the weather and my migraines cooperate, I should be able to do it. My fund raising for my MS Ride is going … Continue reading »

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The Weather and Roads are Improving.

Here is is, April 22, 2014.  So far this month I have racked up 212 miles, bringing my total for the year to 436 miles.  I did back-to-back rides Sunday and Monday of approximately 38 miles and 48 miles respectively.  To say the least, I was tired last night and went to bed about 3 … Continue reading »

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Spring is FINALLY Here! (The roads still suck but are improving.)

If you have been following my mileage (see widget page) you will notice my mileage has been going up.  The snow is gone, except for the big piles in parking lots , driveways and some shady places.  The temperatures are getting above freezing during the day for a while now.   The street sweepers and … Continue reading »

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Winter is STILL here and the roads SUCK!

What started out as a promising January did not continue.  It got cold, snowed, stayed cold snowed some more with a very brief warm-up then more storms, cold weather and potholes.  There was one pothole in Boston that was so big that when the driver hit it the airbags in his car were triggered. So … Continue reading »

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Winter Blahs!

It’s January 22, 2014.  I just spent over an hour and a half snowblowing and shoveling out from this last winter blast in New England.  It is now 7 degrees F outside.  For the next several days we will be in a polar vortex, so any ice on the road won’t have much chance of … Continue reading »

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