Well, I have made it to the end of the ride. Unfortunately, I did not do better than my 2019 time. My total time was 9 hours and 10 minutes. That is still the second best time I’ve had for a century ride. Now it’s time to eat. Then head home and get cleaned up. … Read more
I am at the last rest stop, in Williamsburg. It’s 2:52pm, so I think I can still manage to finish with a new record time. Here goes!
I have made it to the third stop – pulled in here just before 1:00, with students from Deerfield Academy cheering cyclists in. I have about 33 miles to go.
I’m in Leyden center, at 11:30, the halfway point in the ride, and I think also the highest elevation in the ride. Just before I passed back into Mass, I encountered a couple of young raccoons crossing the road. They scampered off into the brush before I could stop to take a picture. I’ve got … Read more
I’m in Guilford, VT at the second water stop. I’m making good time, as it’s currently 10:23am. There’s been a lot of northward riding, and now I get to head south.
I have reached the first rest stop, in Gill, in just under 2 hours. Getting some water and snacks and then I’ll continue on.
I’m checked in and ready to start my ride. I’ll update again at the first water stop.
As I post this, it is the day before the Will Bike 4 Food ride. My fundraising goal has been met, which is awesome! I’ve made my matching donation and am making sure I’m prepared for tomorrow morning. Two days ago I went on my final training ride. This time I rode up to Shelburne … Read more
For my training ride a week ago, I chose a route that would let me get in a lot of miles, but with only a moderate amount of hill climbing. This meant spending a bunch of time on numbered highways. I first headed north out of Holyoke on Route 5, and went up to Northampton, … Read more
The Friday before last I went on a ride out to the town of Ware, and took a bit different route than I’ve used other times. I started by riding east through South Hadley, Granby, and Belchertown on roads I’d used in the past, until I passed Route 21 in Belchertown. Just past it, I … Read more