Day: November 19, 2018

Full Moon Ride. Saturday, November 24th.

Full Beaver Moon.
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There will be a Moonlight ride on the East Bay Bike Path on Saturday 11/24/18.
Date: Saturday 11/24/18.
Location:  EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade.
Time:
Arrive: 5:45PM
Departure: 6:00PM promptly
Alternate Location:  Fort Hill Parking Lot in East Providence
Depart; 4:30 PM
We will ride the 10 miles to Del’s and return with the group to Providence.
This eliminates the late night ten mile ride back to Warren when it’s also colder.
Sunset: 4:18PM
Moon rise:  5:49PM
Distance is flexible.
As the moon rise is before our departure time it should be a perfect night for moonlight riding.
Rain cancels the ride.
We will ride toward Providence till we decide to turn around.
Turn around point will probably be India Point Park unless we decide to turn around sooner (or later).
That’s around 20 or 22 miles round trip.
Other routes are also possible.
Bikes should have adequate lighting.
If you have a second headlight as a backup that might come in handy if the first one goes out.
Bring water, snacks, cameras and anything else you might want or need.
Helmets are highly recommended.
Take note that it is cooler after sunset and dress accordingly.

Commuting By Bike

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Riding the bike path to work

 

Every fall I get to commute by bike for a few weeks, like in the old days.  Back then my commute was ten miles each way.   My office was 40 miles from home and I had a few spots to leave my car that gave me a bike ride ranging from five to fifteen miles  The most used spot was ten miles from the office and that allowed me a great commute through the city of Taunton, MA.  There were also times that I put my bike on the commuter bus.  Here is an old blog post about that.

 

Now however, my commute is a bit over five miles each way to the Salvation Army in New Bedford, MA.  My job is to drive the bell ringers to their designated stores.  As in the past, the bike commute is the best part of the job.

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Fishing fleet in the New Bedford, MA harbor
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Riding across the bridge into the city.

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Barge delivering fuel to the fleet