Friday, April 30, 2010

Easy Rehoboth Loop




Look real close and you can see two turkeys.






Feeling very sore from mixing concrete yesterday,I decided to take a nice easy ride. It was a beautiful day and my first since last Saturday.




Nitro Time!




This weeks race is in Madison, Illinois,near St Louis. Catch all the action on ESPN2.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

NBW Miles Standish Ride

This mall wasn't here five years ago,when I did this ride last.
Unbelievable the way people dump their trash anywhere.

I must have gone by 50 cranberry bogs.






The first of many climbs in the park.










Plymouth Rock.






A lot of tree's were getting trimmed around the Mayflower area.







Heading back into the park from Plymouth.








I did this ride Saturday because Sunday,it was going to rain. It was a perfect day for a ride and very scenic. I never turned on my timer for the gps,so I only have the last half of my ride on Garmin Connect.









Thursday, April 22, 2010

One Thousand Miles


Well,it took a week longer than I thought, but I've finally broke the 1,000 mile mark. With yesterdays ride, I'm at 1,002 miles for the year.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ten Mile River Ride


This will be the parking lot for bike path users.

The new extension will run parallel with Daggett Ave,along the river.


Bike path in Slater Park.



Another washed out road from the flood,Woodward ave.




I headed down to Central ave in Pawtucket to check out the the house they tore down a couple of weeks ago. It's going to become a parking lot for the next extension of the Ten Mile River bike path. It's going to add about one mile to the existing path in Slater Park. No word when actual construction will start. Fifty minutes into my ride my GPS battery went dead,so the route isn't complete on Garmin Connect.





Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blackstone Ride

This is the newest section going over the marsh land.
Martin street bridge.

Some of the flood damage on the path.











I met John at the parking lot across from Slater Mill and City Hall in Pawtucket. We were going to attempt to ride up to the bike path and back before dark. It wasn't long before we ran into a problem on Branch street, it was gated off and all torn up. We went around the gate and rode on it anyway but soon came to a dead end. We ended up walking up an embankment behind a mill and got back on route that way. We lost a lot of time on Branch street so we weren't able to do the whole bike path up to Woonsocket.





Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Soccer At Brandeis
















Here's where Tiffany got nailed in the shin by the goalie.





























Brandeis played five 30 minute games yesterday. It was their Spring Tournament they have every year. Tiffany ended up with four goals and a killer bone bruise on her shin from the last game of the day.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rehoboth Loop




I got this ride in Thursday after work. It doesn't look good right now to hit 1,000 miles by Sunday, unless the weather gets better.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rehoboth/Attelboro Loop







I took a quick and easy ride after work today to help my recovery from yesterdays ride. You can tell Spring is here by all the flowers starting to bloom.



Bicycling With Parkinson's Disease


This is an amazing story in the New York Times. Click on the link and read about it and make sure you watch the two video's. The second one shows him riding his bicycle and he even stands up on his pedals at one point, to get more power. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/health/01parkinsons.html

Sunday, April 11, 2010

NBW Lincoln/Smithfield Ride

This sculpture was on Log road in Smithfield.
The start of the Burlingame road climb.

Still going up.


Fly fishing for Trout.



This was the second big climb of the day.



Blackstone bike path.





This ride had three pretty good climbs, requiring me to use my granny gear for all three of them.It also came up short on mileage, it was listed as 42 miles but it turned out to be 39.5.






Friday, April 9, 2010