Tuesday, March 31, 2009

NBW N.E. CT. Tour




This is the outlet for West Thompson Reservoir.


Dugg Hill, yes I had to climb it. I got stung by a bee two years ago, going over the top. It's a lot steeper than it looks.



Ride start and finish.




I rode this ride Saturday because Sunday was going to be a washout. I started about 9:30 and finished about 1:30. This is a very hilly ride and my legs felt it for the next two days. Check out the video of this waterfall that was on the ride.


video

Thursday, March 26, 2009

NHRA SpringNationals




Qualifying starts tomorrow for this Sundays race in Texas. Watch it on ESPN 2 this weekend. Click on the link and see another one of Full Throttles commercials. http://www.adgabber.com/video/nhra-full-throttle-campaign-2

Monday, March 23, 2009

NBW, E.P.Cycle, Spring Opener

The line at the check out was long all day.
Our President and Vice President answered questions all day about the club.

Trek was there all weekend showing off their new models.






These water views were only on the 43 mile loop.










There's a lot of history in this area.























I started at 8:30, I wanted to get back in time to take photo's and mingle a while. This is our annual opener for the club when the start times go back to 10:00. It was chilly at the start and it took a while for my feet and hands to warm up. I haven't worn my winter boots and gloves for a couple of weeks and I'm not going back to them now. I ended up with 43.5 miles for the day.

First Spring Ride

Nice to see shadows on the roads again.
Bright sunny sky.

I got my first Spring ride in after work Friday. It was only 14 miles but it was nice not needing a coat.

Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day Of Spring




It's finally arrived, the first day of Spring. Hopefully we've seen the last of the snow and cold. Temps are on the rise and so will my bicycle riding.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Short Loop Around Town

Spring time is almost here.
Nice place for a pitstop.

Carpenter st in Rehoboth.


I thought I would have time for a longer ride yesterday, but I didn't. Oh well, at least I was on the bike for 12 miles.

Monday, March 16, 2009

NBW Lakeville Tour

Riders returning after their ride.
This could have been called the Cranberry Bog ride, there were tons of them on the ride.

Pet Peacock.


This one was in the middle of the road as we came down it.



John, enjoying the ride.










John and I had a great time yesterday doing the club ride. It wasn't too cold, there was no wind and the ride was very scenic. John had been fighting a cold all week but you wouldn't know it by his riding. I managed to stay in my big ring the whole ride, it wasn't hilly at all. We ended up with 43.5 miles for the day.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Go Red Sox!







We have a new fan in Red Sox Nation. John's Grand daughter Maya is becoming a huge fan. She'll soon be whispering those sweet words we love to hear, Yankee's Suck.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

NHRA Gator Nationals


This race starts today with qualifying through Saturday, eliminations on Sunday. I've been lucky enough to attend this race in Florida and hopefully will make it again in a couple of years. Click on the link to enjoy the next Full Throttle commercial. http://www.adgabber.com/video/nhra-full-throttle-campaign-to

Monday, March 9, 2009

Day Light Savings


Now I can look forward to longer rides after work and warmer temps. Time to ramp up my miles.

NBW Dartmouth Ride




Fellow club members getting ready to ride.






There always seems to be an ice cream shop on our rides.










I knew I was pushing it, trying to ride three days in a row, this early in the year. But I couldn't pass up on another 60 degree day and went for it. I knew I was in trouble when 5 miles into the ride my legs were hurting. So I decided I would do the short loop, 18 miles. I got back to the start right before the club was about to start and my computer showed 23.5 miles. I thought I rode further than 18 miles.

NBW Scramble Metric Short Loop


Yummy, ice cream.




Saturday's temps got into the 60's and I got a great ride in with no coat on. I modified the short loop of an NBW ride and got 24 miles in.

After Work Loop

Bike path all clear here.
Ten Mile River Bike Path, almost all clear.

RT152


The weather finally cooperated Friday and I was able to get a short ride in. The weather is starting to warm up and I ended up with 18 miles.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Two Races Into The Season


Antron Brown and Ron Capps are the leaders in their respective categories after two races. The Gatornationals in Florida is up next in a couple of weeks. Click on the link and enjoy the next Full Throttle commercial. http://www.adgabber.com/video/nhra-full-throttle-campaign-1

Monday, March 2, 2009

John's Arrowing




The club John and I belong to has a slogan for volunteering, it's called Get In Gear. John has always found the time to Get in Gear and has arrowed numerous rides for the club over the years. Unfortunately the last half dozen rides John has arrowed have been either snowed or rained out. Just like yesterdays ride. Hopefully that will change, we hate to see all that hard work go to waste.

Here We Go Again


Just when all the snow had melted and we thought springtime was only a short time away, we get hammered again with snow. It looks like we're going to get at least a foot of snow.