Month: June 2016

Charlestown R.I. Criterium Training Ride

Wednesday night training rides can sometimes wind up being an all out race. That happened last night. Actually it is a “race training” ride and it got hectic. Nic is a very strong rider in our little pond. Last night he rode with the fish in the ocean, so to speak. He entered the “B” division.  The A’s are the sharks in the ocean. It’s motivation to become one of the big fish. His training attitude took a positive turn today after lunch with on of the top senior riders in the country. He got some good advice and training tips. I may have heard from the last time on our ride together, “hey John, wait up”. I’m going to miss that.

Summer Training Series Crit from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

 

 

 

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Hey John.  Wait up. 

 

Longest Day Of The Year Ride

For the 19th year, Ten Speed Spokes bike shop in Newport RI showed their appreciation by sponsoring the annual Ride to the Sun.  It’s always the Thursday evening closest to the summer solstice. 300 riders registered for this years event. The ride,is free and includes police escort, pre ride snacks, post ride pizza, refreshments and a tee shirt.  Thanks to everyone at Ten Speed Spokes.

2016 LONGEST DAY RIDE from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Wednesday Night Ramble Cancelled

Rides this week.

Thursday.  10 Speed Spoke Longest Day of the Year Ride

June 23rd, 2016 is the date of this year’s Longest Day Ride.  Roll out with police escort around Ocean Drive is at 6pm.  Please arrive at the shop no later then 5:30pm to allow time for check-in.

Ten Speed Spoke’s Longest Day Ride is our yearly event held to celebrate the start of summer and all things cycling.  It features 4 different length arrowed courses.  Everything is free!  Shirts and helmets are required.

All skill levels and ages of cyclists are invited.  

Saturday 06/25/16 – NBW Cafe Ride (weather permitting)

  • East Bay Bike Path – from Fort Hill to Bristol Bagel and back (27 miles)

  • Leaves Fort Hill Parking Lot at 9:00 AM

  • Contact John Nery for more details

 

Sunday. 

About this Sunday’s Ride


NBW #088 Scramble Metric
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Why this ride is special


  • The Scramble Metric is an old NBW favorite; it’s scenic, fairly flat, and mostly shady. The route travels north through the woods and farms of Norton, Wrentham and Norfolk returning through Franklin & Sheldonville. The short loops of this ride are good rides for beginners.
  • Ray Foulkes revised the longer loops of this ride this year to avoid traffic, and go by his house. After all, all arrowers want a ride to go by their home…
  • The reservoir and farm scenery in Sheldonville and Attleboro

Towns & Villages we travel through


Seekonk – Rehoboth – Norton – Mansfield – Wrentham – Franklin – Sheldonville – Cumberland – North Attleboro – Adamsdale – Plainville – Attleboro – Rumford

Some of the landmarks we pass by or nearby too


  • Wheaton College
  • Norton Reservoir
  • Mansfield Municipal Airport
  • Mansfield Bike Path
  • The Foulkes Home

Start:

  • 10 AM Regular Start
  • Seekonk High School
  • The GPS address is 261 Arcade Av, Seekonk, MA

GPS Files – RideWithGps format (free to use)

Sunday Double Century 

A NBW Very Special Event
This has not been run in over 10 years
Starting from Seekonk High School
200+ miles of riding
Advance registration required

The Details


  • Starting from Seekonk High School at 4 AM
  • Lights and reflective gear required for safety purposes when riding in the dark
    • Sunrise is at 5:12
    • Sunset is at 8:24
  • Three Loops
    • 1st Loop – Red – Heads south on EBBP to Bristol and returns to Seekonk High School where clothing, lights, reflective gear can be dropped off
    • 2nd Loop – Green – Heads east on NBW 122 Plymouth Century Route and returns to Seekonk High School
    • 3rd loop – Blue – Heads north to Wrentham on NBW 088 Scramble Metric Route and returns to Seekonk High School
  • Advance registration is required (send me an email at president@nbwclub.org with your name, cell phone number and estimated riding speed) is necessary so we can coordinate riders, sag and support (fyi – this is a NBW members only ride)
  • The rides are arrowed, and should you desire to limit your mileage there will be many options on both the Green & Blue loops to follow arrowed short cuts home

If you have finished a century this year and felt strong, then a double century is within reason. All it takes is a positive attitude, ratcheting your speed down a notch, and riding with your friends.

As of Wednesday Morning we 8 committed and 1 maybe riders:

  1. Rich Rivet
  2. John Spooner
  3. Larry Carpenter
  4. Alfredo Sosa
  5. Ramiro Vergnaud
  6. Jocelyn Keith
  7. Mike Saunders
  8. John Macieko
  9. Jim Coggeshall
  10. ______________ (insert your name here)

 

GPS Files – RideWithGps format (free to use)

Longest Day of the Year Ride

ten speed spoke ride

Registration is open now!

June 23rd, 2016 is the date of this year’s Longest Day Ride.  Roll out with police escort around Ocean Drive is at 6 PM.  Please arrive at the shop no later then 5:30 PM to allow time for check-in.

Ten Speed Spoke’s Longest Day Ride is our yearly event held to celebrate the start of summer and all things cycling.  It features 4 different length arrowed courses.  Everything is free!  Shirts and helmets are required.

All skill levels and ages of cyclists are invited.

CLICK HERE to register and join the Fairhaven gang on this wonderful  ride through Newport.  Free parking at Park N Bike Newport at 437 Broadway which is about a mile from the bike shop.  

Metric Century Monday

Meet at McDonnald’s in Fairhaven on Monday 20-06 for a 9 AM start. We will ride to Travis Bike in Taunton and stop in the city for a light (or heavy if you dare) lunch.

This is a 52.49 mi route in Fairhaven, MA, United States. The route has a total ascent of 1403.3 ft and has a maximum elevation of 136.98 ft. This route was created by capejohn on 06/18/2016.

Map my ride link

Morning Ride Into the City and an Evening Ride To West Island

It’s so nice to be retired on a coastal community in the summer.  I don’t even consider getting into my car to run errands or go for a drive. Pretty much everything can be done by bicycle.

I left the house this morning to ride to the pharmacy and pick up a prescription. On the way I decided to ride into the city first and do the errand on the way home. I never did get the meds. Maybe later on.

 

There was a tennis tournament in town and I decide to take a bike ride there and on the way back, pick up the meds.  I again got sidetracked and instead rode out to West Island because it was such a nice evening.  I still didn’t pick up the meds. Maybe tomorrow.