Sunday, July 31, 2011

South County Ride

This road was sand and gravel,but had a good packed base.

There were a lot of bicyclists out today.

Walking path to Moonstone Beach.
There were a few of these on the ride, preventing me from getting close to the water.

Entrance to the newest section of the South County Bike Path.

This section of RT1A in Wakefield was a little busy.

I ended up on Rt 1 more than I wanted to be, because of the dirt roads.
 This ride was a scout ride,to check out some roads I haven't been on before. John warned me ahead of time that most of them were dirt roads the last time he checked them out. Guess what, they still are dirt! As my ride progressed, the total mileage for the ride kept dropping, as I bypassed dirt road after dirt road. Most of them were real bad, to the point where a mountain bike would have a hard time traversing them. I ended up with about ten miles less than I would have rode, just as well, I was toast by the time I got back to my car.
South County Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday Night Ride

 This was my first ride in eight days and my legs felt like it. I didn't start to feel good until about mile eight, hmm,eight days, eight miles. Anyway it felt good to get back on the bike, hope I can get one more in before Sundays ride, I'm planning on raising my mileage to around fifty miles.
Thursday Night Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New England Dragway

NHRA is back with a vengeance!

It’s the debut of the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional Championship series at New England Dragway.
Some of the nation’s best competitors will converge on Epping’s pristine quarter mile as they chase
the ultimate goal of a championship Wally. Spearheading the event will be what many believe are
the toughest funny car competitors in the nation. In the past few years NHRA Division 1 flopper pilots
have dominated the funny car class with Frank “Ace” Manzo all but etching his name in the NHRA
record books as one of the best drivers to ever transit the quarter mile. Local standout and newcomer
to A Fuel dragster is chassis builder Dan Page who is piloting Art Gallant’s wicked machine.
The event also features intense competition in Comp Eliminator, Stock, Super Stock, Super Gas,
Super Comp and Super Street. Headlining this year’s event is the Town Fair Tire Night of Fire
set for Saturday evening. It will feature the final rounds for the funny cars and dragsters, along with
Top Dragster, Top Sportsman. New England Dragway will cap off the night with jet funny cars,
Danny O’Day’s legendary Superwinch Wheelstander and a fireworks show.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday Night Ride

 This ride today was my best yet, average speed wise. I really felt good,even with the 90 degree temps. I think the longer Sunday rides are starting to have an affect on improving my weekly rides. I hope it keeps up.
Wednesday Night Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Train Station Ride 40

The long trek on RT2 down to the beaches.

I wiped out on this road after it turned to sand and gravel. Luckily I landed in a pile of sand.

My first rest stop under the shade of a tree.

Newest section of the South County Bike Path.

Now we can go under RT1.

Second rest stop.

 Nice day for a ride although a bit on the warm side,93 when I got back. There was a cool sea breeze by the beaches,that felt real nice. I got a chance to check out the latest extension of the South County Bike path in Narragansett. Now we can go under RT1 instead of going up and over.
Train Station Ride 40 by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Night Ride

 On my way to Barbara's after work, I ran into a sun shower on Pine street. There were plenty of nasty black clouds in the sky, but I managed to stay dry during the ride. I did ride on a couple roads that were wet, so I must have just missed some other showers. Legs felt pretty good tonight.
Friday Night Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday Night Ride

 It was a balmy 92 degree's at the start of my ride tonight,with plenty of sun too. My legs were on the weak side for the first 5 miles,then they started to feel better. I suppose that's to be expected after last Sundays ride.
Tuesday Night Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

Sunday, July 10, 2011

NBW Myles Standish Ride

John with his brand new Bruins jersey.

The club peleton caught us at our first rest stop.

This was a closed road we explored.
Second break of the day.

 John and I had no interest in doing the long loop of this ride into Plymouth and back. So I came up with a loop to do in the park, that brought our mileage up to the 30 mile range,the 22 mile loop wasn't enough. It turned out to be 32 miles and we were happy to see the parking lot at the end of the ride. John's knee is still giving him problems, but he prevailed on the ride and did great.Please forgive the 3 links needed to view this ride,I had a major brain fart and kept setting the GPS wrong.
NBW Myles Standish Part 1 by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

   NBW Myles Standish Part 3
NBW Myles Standish Part 2