Road Riding

Snipatuit Pond
Causeway separating Snipatuit Pond in Rochester, Ma.

I got the Felt road bike all spiffed up for the first road ride of the year.  Twenty five miles on the back roads of Southeastern Massachusetts. CLICK HERE to see the map.  The winter riding is pretty much easy spins around town.  The rest of the year sees those rides but also medium and high mile road rides.  These are put the camera away serious rides to build up strength and stamina for the events and bike tours that are on the schedule throughout the summer.
There were a few others out on this very popular bike area.  Some roadies, a couple of mothers with their child and what looked like the tail end of a club ride.  Twenty five miles at a moderate pace was a nice start to the season.

 

NYC Five Boroughs Team

5 boroughs start

We are now a team of seven riding the NYC Five Boroughs Tour on May 1st.  The registration closed at 32,000 riders, but if your registered and want to meet some new people on Saturday and take the option of riding with us on Sunday, you can still join our team.  Go to your “manage registration” page at ImAthlete and join amidnightrider.com team.  As a warm up to the tour, you may also want to join us on the Boston Midnight Marathon bike ride on Sunday April 16th. Continue reading “NYC Five Boroughs Team”

#3 Son Has The Baton

Pace Oddity

The Daily Post Asks. If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?”

When you wait for hours for the race to come to you and it’s gone by in a matter of seconds, you often wish you could hit a button and slow them down just till they pass you. Then let go of the button and they resume at speed.

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Grab Life By The Handlebars

I do a lot of really unique and cool bike,  but there are three that stand out this year.
The NYC Five Boroughs Bike Tour. 32,000 of us bike the 5 boroughs of NYC crossing 5 bridges.

The Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany.  Just two of us on a week long bike tour.

The Midnight Marathon Bike tour. Riding the Boston Marathon Route at Midnight. Continue reading “Grab Life By The Handlebars”

Making Lemonade

Toot Your Horn Today’s Daily Post Assignment

Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating, and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favorite thing about yourself.

There was so much failed video during today’s ride I almost scraped the whole daily post.  However….. Howwww Ever….. I’m pretty good at winging it when things fail and I decided to make lemonade.   Hope you like it.  You can get an idea of the cold when I walk into the Destination Soup restaurant and the lens fogs up.

LOTS OF FAILED VIDEO CLIPS from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Monday Morning Bike Ride

Drawing a Blank

When was the last time your walked away from a discussion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later? Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line.

I didn’t have a plan for today’s ride. That’s why the beginning is random things about the city.  I was drawing a blank and it became clear to let the video tell the story with the music.

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