Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday Ride

Easter Sunday Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

I only had time for a short ride today, that's why I didn't do the club ride in Westport. These first two pictures show the improvements the new owners of this stable have completed. It's a lot nicer than it was before, the old owners let it get run down.


This is the first time I've rode these roads in Rehoboth since last year.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rhodekill Ride

Rhodekill Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

This ride took place a couple of weeks ago, in the pouring rain, while I was in Vegas. John and i decided to do the 43 mile loop instead of the club ride today. It started off a little cloudy and cool and we did feel a few sprinkles at one point, but soon the sun came out.


The ride paralleled the Coventry section of the East Coast Greenway and we were able to check out the newest 5 mile section under construction. When this section is complete in the Fall, it will be the longest path in RI.

The ride took in some dirt roads, which I hate riding on, but I toughed out the first few of them and talked John into skipping the last 6 mile loop which had another one combined with a big climb.




This was our last rest stop and we got to check out more of the construction.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NBW Great Grandma's Farm Ride

NBW Great Grandma's Farm Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect (1) - Details

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I've only been averaging one ride every two weeks this winter, so I knew I was no match for the long loop of todays club ride. As it was, the shorter loops still had plenty of climbing.

These first three pictures make up one climb, the worst on the ride, Burlingame road. Luckily it's stepped, so I was able to stop to take these pictures and give my legs a break. Sucks to be out of shape.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

VEGAS

We had a great time in Vegas, the racing was fantastic, the night life was ok but not my cup of tea. We did see some great exhibits, didn't care much for all the walking.

The view from atop the Stratosphere was freaking awesome.



One of my favorite TV shows.

Thomas and I at the track.



Barbara on a Harley.

Monday, March 24, 2014

NITRO TIME!

My son Thomas surprised me this past Christmas, with a trip to Las Vegas for this weekends race. Pretty cool, huh? So Barbara, Angela, Thomas and myself are leaving Thursday. I'm really looking forward to leaving this ridiculous winter we've had behind and taking in some nice warm temps.

Don't forget, you can see all the action on ESPN2, this weekend.



Sunday, March 23, 2014

NBW EP Cycle Spring Opener

NBW EP Cycle Spring Opener by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

Today was our clubs Spring Opener, but it sure didn't feel like spring. The turn out was low, because of the cooler temps and cloudy skies, it's been a hard cold winter.


John and I decided on the 32 mile loop, it was a perfect distance in colder than normal weather. At about the 28 mile mark, I found a drivers licence on the side of the road and it turned out to be a club members. I'm sure he was happy when he found out I found it, he had already gone home, by the time I finished the ride.



You can't beat a rest stop with a bathroom.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Portsmouth/Tiverton Ride

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John and i decided to check out the new bike access on the Sakonnet bridge, on the Tiverton/Portsmouth border. We through in the club Fish road ride in reverse to add on some miles.


The path is a couple of feet wider than most paths, so that was nice to see. We needed it with all the sand and other junk that was on it.


Our first rest stop after climbing a couple  hills.



The old bridge will be torn down next year.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

South Coast Ride

South Coast Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

John and I headed out of the North Kingstown High School lot about 10:30. It was already in the mid 40's with a bright sunny sky. We were heading to the beach via some of the NBW roads that we're on quite a bit.


There were plenty of people out enjoying the warm sunny weather, it was nice after all the snow we've gotten lately.



Of course there were no shortages of surfers out in the water, getting an early start on the summer.