Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday Night Ride

John N. and I started out early on this ride, sunset was at 7:30 and I wanted to extend the ride some.

I lost John on the first turn as he went straight and I yelled to him to turn right. He did hear me and turned around, but by then I was gone on a nice down hill. I never saw him again until I stopped at the 16 mile mark to map out my extension.

I ended up going 10 more additional miles, but you wouldn't know it when looking at my Garmin link, because dummy forgot to turn the timer back on until about 6 miles later. You can see by the straight line, not following any road.

I've never seen this breed of cow before.

Thursday Night Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

NHRA Nitro Time

This weekends race is the largest in the world,The Big Go! It's in Indianapolis,In. Check it out on ESPN2.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

It's Now Official! NHRA 2013 Schedule

Lock in you're dates
2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule

53rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals Feb. 14-17 Pomona, Calif.

29th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals Feb. 22-24 Phoenix

44th annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals March 14-17 Gainesville, Fla. (PSM)

14th annual NHRA Nationals April 5-7 Las Vegas

Fourth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 19-21 Charlotte, N.C.

26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals April 26-28 Houston (PSM)

33rd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals May 3-5 Atlanta (PSM)

25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals May 17-19 Topeka, Kan.

44th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals May 30–June 2 Englishtown, N.J. (PSM)

13th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals June 14-16 Bristol, Tenn.

Inaugural NHRA New England Nationals June 20-23 Epping, N.H.

16th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals June 27-30 Chicago (PSM)

Seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals July 4-7 Norwalk, Ohio (PSM)

34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals July 19-21 Denver (PSM)

26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals July 26-28 Sonoma, Calif. (PSM)

26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals Aug. 2-4 Seattle

32nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Aug. 15-18 Brainerd, Minn. (PSM)

59th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals Aug. 28–Sept. 2 Indianapolis (PSM)

NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship

Sixth annual NHRA Nationals Sept. 13-15 Charlotte, N.C. (PSM)

28th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Sept. 19-22 Dallas (PSM)

Second annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Sept. 27-29 St. Louis (PSM)

29th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals Oct. 3-6 Reading, Pa. (PSM)

13th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals Oct. 24-27 Las Vegas (PSM)

49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals Nov. 7-10 Pomona, Calif. (PSM)

(PSM) - Event will include Pro Stock Motorcycle

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday Night Ride

I needed to give my legs a couple days off, so today was my first ride of the week. I was really tired after Sundays ride, so I took a break.

I felt pretty good on the ride and yes, that's a Penny Farthing on the back of that old car.

Wednesday Night Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

Sunday, August 26, 2012

NBW Diamond Hill Two Ride

I wasn't sure how I would do today after just riding 64 miles two days before. Plus this ride is hilly, with most of the climbing in the first 20 miles. Well guess what? I was toast after that first 20 miles, so when the split came for the 50/30 loops, I took the 30.

There were some nice down hills on this ride, but we seemed to go up more than go down.

There was also lots of shade on most of the roads, so that was nice.
I'm sitting on a nice stone wall in the shade, as the 50 milers go by me, they had gone 40 miles in the time I had gone 20.

NBW Diamond Hill Two Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cape Cod Ride

I took Friday off from work so I could do this ride and then head over to my son's house to watch the Patriots game that night. It turned out to be a perfect day to ride and a lot of other people thought so too, I could tell by how busy the bike paths were.

I started at the beginning of the bike path in South Dennis and headed east to Chatham. I had never been on this section of the path before,there were a lot of intersections crossing roads. I did a loop around town and then headed north on main roads, to get back to the bike path.

Once I was back on the path, I headed to Nickerson state park. I'd gone by it a bunch of times but I never rode through it. A lot of people go camping here and the best way to get around is by bicycle.

Lots of children were on bikes today, a welcome sight as long as their watching where their going.

After I left the park, I got back on the bike path and headed to Salt Pond/National Seashore Park. As you can see, the bike path connects you to to all kinds of places on the Cape.

The park also has a bike path going through it with some stunning views.

Usually when I come by here,it's full of people checking out the views.

Traffic was real busy in some area's,which is to be expected, it's tourist season.

Nice recumbent.

Cape Cod Ride by paulmnbw at Garmin Connect - Details