I’m around mile 54 now, in the town of Colrain (I think – it could still be Leyden). The time is 11:37, so I’m doing well on the schedule. Time for some more hill climbing!
I’m at the second stop in Guilford, VT, at about mile 41. The time is 10:20. The day is heating up a little now. Fortunately it won’t be too hot (high of 72). Time to start heading south again.
It is a couple minutes before 9:00, and I’m at the first rest stop. This is about the 25 mile mark. Good time so far.
I’m checked in and about ready to start the ride. The time is 6:45am, despite what the blog timestamp may say (the WordPress app does weird things with times). Just going to have a bite to eat and then start rolling.
Two weeks ago I went for an afternoon ride that followed some more old roads through forests. I actually left the house in the morning, but initially rode into the Mt. Tom State Reservation to meet others for a wildlife presentation there (I’ll write more about that in a separate post). After that, and a … Read more
In our last episode, I had spent Sept. 1 biking down to New Haven, CT. After getting there, I checked into my lodging, showered, and put on non-bike clothes. I walked a few blocks to get dinner, and the place I stopped was really good: Mamoun’s Falafel. I had a falafel sandwich and a glass … Read more
[Note: the donations to the Food Bank reached my goal yesterday! Thanks to everyone who has contributed, and people are still welcome to give.] On the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, I set out for a 2-day bike trip to New Haven and back. This is a trip that I’ve been wanting to make for … Read more
Because of various travel, I just had one weekend in August in which I was able to get out on the bike. I made it count, though, with a bunch of hill climbing. I rode west to Westfield, which involves a moderate hill on Route 202, and went across the northern edge of Westfield, before … Read more
The last weekend in July I headed out on my bike for Greenfield, a destination I seem to hit once a year. I planned separate routes there and back, neither one being the most direct path. It was pretty much all roads I’d traveled in the past, and I did not end up taking any … Read more
In mid-July, I headed out in the morning for a ride while the weather was still relatively cool. I went looking for a bike path that I had heard someone mention last year, but about which I could find little information online. It was supposed to be in the city of West Springfield, and run … Read more