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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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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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Winter is coming 2013 to 2014

First let me say this:  I made my goal of riding at least once a month for every month in 2013.  It is just past the first week of December and I have slightly over 1600 road miles for the year.  These do not include any miles on an indoor trainer.  January and February of … Continue reading »

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This Season is Winding Down – Lessons Learned

It’s a chilly November afternoon outside.  We just changed back to standard time so it will be getting darker sooner and less afternoon daylight for riding.  As winter approaches there will be less time for riding.  October was my lowest riding total since April if not earlier.  Part of it was due to the government … Continue reading »

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D2R2 2013 – My Ride!

            This was the second time doing this ride. I must say that it went a lot better than the last time, where I drove out the morning of the ride and shredded a rear tire on my car and sat on the Mass Pike for almost two hours while … Continue reading »

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Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee’ (D2R2) Preparation and Why do Roadies Seem Stuck Up

My preparation for the D2R2 this past three weeks has not gone as planned. Yes, I did get in a few rides including a 50 miler, but not as much as I wanted. Why? Well my wife decided to take these past three weeks for vacation. This meant less time on the bike and more … Continue reading »

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Onwards to August

It’s hard to believe we are heading into the second week of August. It seems like yesterday I was wondering if summer and good riding weather would get here. There is still plenty of good riding weather left, at least through mid-October. In two weeks I still have the D2R2 on my plate. More on … Continue reading »

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Organized Rides – Why Sometimes They Give Bike Riders a Bad Reputation

Time for me to get up on my soapbox again. I belong to a bicycle club and we have group rides. Everyone knows each other and we are considerate to each other and to automobile drivers. We get over to the right, as safe as the road will allow and ride single file when cars … Continue reading »

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March April and Now May

What can I say? The weather in March sucked! The winter wouldn’t end. There was lots of snow still around and in the day time it would get just above freezing in the afternoon and refreeze at night. The morning temperatures were cold so lots of black ice. It was just plain sloppy. I did … Continue reading »

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My First Group Ride of the Year!

I met up with my buddies in the Charles River Wheelmen Bicycling Club. This is a social bicycling club open to everyone. We met at a member’s house and had a choice between a supershort (25 miles), short (about 36 miles) and a long ride (around 54 miles). Since I had ridden 4 miles to … Continue reading »

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