Month: March 2019

Back Yard Critters

Tuesday Photo Challenge ” Wonder”

You look’n at me?

“I got your back.”  One blue jay kept a close eye on me while his flock had breakfast in my  yard.   If I’m late putting out the feed, there is a lot of complaining by these guys.

They are not the only friends that show up every morning.

Full Worm Moon, Bike Ride

The weather looks decent for our first full moon ride in a while.  This is a casual ride on the East Bay Bike Path.  A good ride for those who are coming out of winter hibernation. The usual average speed is 10-13 MPH.
****If you peter out, it’s an easy return to the start on your own. Just stay on the bike path till you see your car.

When:   Friday, March 22

Where:  Rt 103 in Warren R.I. behind  Del’s Lemonade
(Set your GPS to 65 Child St. Warren RI)

Time:    Meet at 5:45 for a 6 PM start.

We will ride to India Point Bridge in Providence on the East Bay Bike Path.

The ride, around 22 miles,  will finish in the dark. Bring a light.

Register ASAP For Upcoming Group Rides

There are many rides and events in this area for all levels of riders. Usually, the larger the group, the better chance of finding people who ride just like you. Weather it be a casual 10-12 MPH average speed, or the intermediates who average 12-14 MPH on long rides.
None of the rides on the following list are geared to the really fast, head down, race to the finish line bicyclists.

April 14. The Boston Midnight Marathon Bike Ride.

For a modest fee, the group will transport your bike from South Station in Boston.
You take the commuter train to Southboro, pick up your bike and ride to Hopkinton, the start of the Boston Marathon. There is no support, other than the bike transfer. Your on your own riding the Marathon course. Safety is not an issue because every town has their police force and workers out preparing the course. This ride begins at midnight and the road along the course are deserted and safety is not an issue with 3,000 bikes hogging the roads. CLICK HERE for the Video

May 19. The Mattapoisett Land Trust Tour de Creme. Mile options are 5-10-15-25-50. Fee is $1 per mile at registration. This one fill up quickly. Watch our pages for open registration.  CLICK HERE for the video.

Ten Speed Spoke bike shop in Newport. Longest Day of the Year Ride.  It’s the Thursday closest to the Summer Solstice. Probably on June 20th.  CLICK HERE for the video.

Tuesday Photo Challenge.

It’s not often that my cover photo fits the weekly photo challenge of “Round” , suggested by Dutch Goes the Photo

Palmer’s Island Lighthouse in the harbor of New Bedford, MA. USA


A lighthouse was built on the northern point of the island for $1,951 by Charles M. Pierce, a mason. It was first lighted on August 30, 1849, by William Sherman (sometimes spelled Shearman), the  keeper. The 24-foot tower was built of rubblestone, with wooden windows and floors.