Today is Barbara and my anniversary. We're going to The Old Grist Mill Tavern for dinner tonight. Our first date was there, so every year on our anniversary we have dinner there. They have a great salad bar there and pretty good food.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I went out for a quick 10 mile ride last night after work. It was 29 degree's when I started but the temp must have dropped pretty fast during my ride, because my water bottle froze for the first time this winter. I have to admit, I was colder than usual while riding.
Monday, January 26, 2009
You can see the cold front moving in where the bright blue sky meets the clouds.
Behind this park on Daggett Ave is where the next extension of the Ten Mile Bikeway will go.
Ok, I wussed out and decided to do the ride Saturday instead of Sunday. The weathermen were warning us of that Arctic Blast moving back in Saturday night so I hopped on the bike in the morning and did the ride. I did have to put up with a pretty good wind but the sun and warmer temps made up for that little inconvenience. The ride didn't get arrowed till later in the day, so I had to read the map whenever I wasn't sure which way to go. I ended up with 21 miles and rode three days in a row. By the way, if you haven't figured out the title of my blog, it has to do with my new bicycle seat. With my other seats, I would never have been able to ride three days in a row. That's why I Love My Brooks Saddle!
This is one of my favorite downhills on Rocky Hill Rd, it's a tight S curve and rolls out for quite a while.
The way the weathers been this new year, I'm amazed I was able to get on my bike two days in a row. It was 39 degree's when I started the ride and managed to get 16.5 miles in around Rehoboth.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
One of the many things you can do at a NHRA event, is to go down to the pits and visit Nitro Alley. All the Top Fuel and Funny Cars are located there and you can walk right up to within about 5 feet of the cars and watch the crews work on them. You can't do that at a NASCAR event! You also get a chance to join in the frenzy, as fans run from car to car to listen to them warm up. You're eyes burn and you gag from the Nitro, some fans wear gas masks! You're ears hurt from the pulsating sound coming out of the headers. If you're lucky enough, you chose a car that still blips the throttle a couple of times before they shut down the engine. You feel the sound waves bounce off you're chest and you're ears scream in pain. While you're there, get an autograph of you're favorite driver too.It doesn't get any better than that. Click on the links and see what its like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1cGbEfn8vs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdSQAvP3Dk8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcyfCJwHEj0
Monday, January 12, 2009
The weather forecasts are calling for the coldest temps of the year, the end of this week. Now's a great time to think about the upcoming NHRA drag racing season. Less than a month away the Winter Nationals will be taking place in warm and sunny California. I love the smell of Nitro in the morning. Click on this link, turn up the volume and enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svWPItw6_UU
Friday, January 9, 2009
Our regular Thursday night ride was canceled due to too much ice on the bike path, so I tried to get a ride in around Rehoboth. Unfortunately I broke a spoke on my rear wheel about 2 miles into the ride and had to cut the ride short, I only ended up with 8 miles. Just as well, the side roads had quite a bit of ice on them and it was a little hairy riding.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Leaving Barbara's driveway.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
There's quite a view from this dam/causeway.
You can hear the noise from this waterfall, a 1/2 mile up the road.
I almost got blown over from the cross wind here.
This ride was snowed out back on 12/21, so I decided to do it on 12/30. I needed to get in at least 31 miles to reach my goal and this ride was 38 miles. The wind was pretty brutal at times and on a couple of down hills where I would normally be reaching 35 mph, I was barely doing 20 mph, because of the head wind. The reservoir that this ride goes around supplies most of the drinking water for RI.
One of the oldest still working carousels in the country.
I started my Sunday ride at 8:30, I wanted to get back in time for the football games. The ride wasn't arrowed when I started out and found myself stopping to read the map more often than usual. I was flagged down by a older man with a flat tire on his car, he didn't have his cell phone. I let him use mine to call his insurance company to get road service. I noticed on the longer loop that our club arrows starting appearing on the road and spotted our arrower a few times as I was riding the second loop. I don't know if he got the whole ride arrowed before the official start at 11:00. I ended up with 29 miles for the day.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Bella snuggling with her mommy, Tiffany.