Month: September 2019

Sao Miguel, Acores

Sunday morning, the couple traveling with us asked for a ride to a church.  While they were doing whatever people do in churches, I decided to do something constructive by walking around the village and take some photos.

The place was a fishing town and the harbor was cooler than turning over a pillow at night. I got to experience life at it’s best. The other couple?   They chanted some, and gave away their money.  I wanted to suggest that they were adults, and too old to be believing in that stuff, but I fear their brainwashing is just to embedded.

Things That Fly

I always bring a camera on my daily bike rides.  Very often, none of the random pictures I take are seen by anyone else.  Days like today however a theme develops, and once I realize it, I make it a point to stick to it.  For lack of a better title, I’m going with, “things that fly.”

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See that majestic blue heron in the background?

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Let’s zoom in for a closer look.  Who knew?

Blue Herons look so cute from a distance

There are lots of better looking fowl on the waterways of Cape Cod

Road Trip and Bike News

I’ll be on a road trip the next two weekends visiting soccer venues far and closer to home.  Sunday the 29th  I’ll be at Estádio de São in São Miguel, Açores, to watch Santa Clara take on Gil Vicente.

The following weekend I’ll be traveling to Atlanta to watch New England take on United playing the final game of the regular season.  This could be the deciding game for New England to qualify for post season play.  Mercedes Benz Stadium is a favorite of mine to be in the stands and at the “gulch” for pregame festivities, because every game feels like a Champions League or World Cup match.  United is known to out draw the city’s football team more often than not.

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March to the game after tailgating at the “Gulch” in Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz stadium.


Bike News.

Providence Bike JAM   Friday Sept 27   You need to do this ride.  I guarantee it will be the best ride you have done in a month of Sundays. ( Hide a beer or two in your bike bag. Just say’n)

Meet at 6:30 Burnside Park, downtown Providence.  Across from the bus station.  It looks like 80 + riders have committed to this casual ride through the streets of Providence, RI.

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Providence Bike Jam



Downtown New Bedford.  Saturday 10 -6

Star City Games



 

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Saturday 8 AM   Training Ride for the Watershed event.  All are welcome.  Some will ride fast-ish. Some will ride slow. Some will ride intermediate speed.

CLICK HERE for the information.

Photo Sharing

Below are the photos from the Buzzards Bay Coalition training ride and the Fort to Fort casual ride.

All photos are free to download and use.

Click on photo to isolate it

Right Click and scroll down to “save image as”

Rename the blue highlighted title. (be sure to leave the .jpg tag when renaming

Click save  and the photo will go to your downloads folder.

The Watershead Photos



 

The Fort to Fort photos

Star Chasers Time Travel Pub Crawl Back to 1980

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The rains passed on, the sky cleared, and the Full Harvest Moon greeted 13 Star Chasing Time Travelers as we pub crawled back to the 1980s,  in New Bedford, MA.

A mix of young and old (well one old) star chasers.  The group has been around but unnoticed for a few years in the area.  The bike culture in New Bedford is growing and this friendly group is open to all who enjoy social bike riding.  Like them on Facebook HERE

Star Chasers Pub Crawl Sept 2019 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

 

We Finally Have A Full Blown Bike Culture

Lots of fun bike rides in the area coming up.  All those listed are casual group rides ranging from five to fifteen miles of easy, no drop, bike riding, good for all skill and speed levels.  Just click the link to see if anything fancies you.

Date                                           Event                                                                 Rating

Thursday, Sept.  8 PM          New Bedford Star Chasers Pub Pedal.          Very easy

Friday,  Sept. 13 & 14           Newport Mansion Guided Bike Tour            Very Easy

Saturday, Sept 14                 Full Moon Ride in Newport, R.I.                      Intermediate

Friday, Sept 27                     Providence Bike Jam                                          Easy

Saturday, October 5          Bike New Bedford Pedal Party                        Very easy

Sunday, October 6           Buzzards Bay Coalition Watershed Ride         Your own pace