Author: capejohn

Providence R.I. Group Ride

Providenc Bike

 

Friday March 29, 7-10 PM

Burnside Park, 593 Eddy St, Providence, Rhode Island

6:00 for a 6:15 start.  Meet Our group at the Fort Hill parking lot in East Providence at the beginning of the East Bay Bike Path, for the 2ish mile ride to Burnside.

****Traffic can be crazy on 195 that time of day.  Be sure to use you GPS app to keep and eye out for backups.  WAZE is a good one to add to you phone.

This is a night ride.  Bring your lights and check the weather.

 

Sunday Morning Group Ride

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We cancelled our Friday night full moon ride because of the weather.  Paul, in his infinite wisdom, called for a Sunday morning ride as a makeup.  Needless to say, things worked out very well.  Only six of the regulars showed for this on for a variety of reasons.  I called one young rider to let him know, and he returned my call, with a text, an hour later.  We were already at the starting place.  Three others had their bikes in the shop, (one bike wonders), and one said he had to go to church.  Really? Who still does that in this day and age?

It was chilly as the riders began to gather in Warren R.I.  We had an 11 mile easy spin to Providence, stopping at the India Point Bridge for photos.  Crossing the Washington Bridge over the East Bay and riding feet from interstate 195 is always a hoot.  Especially with a two foot thick concrete and stone barrier separating the bikes and pedestrians from the high speed traffic.

The ride also is the start of the video season for me.  I have a couple of events I am recording including a week long bike ride on the Erie Canal.  Stay Tuned.

Sunday Group Ride on the EBBP March 2019 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Sunday Bike Ride

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Keep your daughter dry on a bike ride.
OK folks,  I’ll be at the Revs game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Paul will be leading this ride.
How about if we try our first Spring ride on Sunday 3/24/19 at 10 AM on the EBBP weather permitting???
It’s still early Spring, so let’s be smart about snacks, water and clothing.  You know what you need.
Location:  Where:  East Bay Bike Path. Rt 103 in Warren R.I. behind  Del’s Lemonade
(Set your GPS to 65 Child St. Warren RI)
Date:      Sunday 3/24/19
Time:
        Arrive:  9:45AM
        Depart:  10:00AM  promptly
Destination:  India Point Park
Distance:      Approx 22 miles
Pace:          Casual.  Let’s face it, It’s early spring.  Let’s not overdo it.
Happy Trails

Full Moon Ride Reminder

45 F and partly sunny for the start of this months full moon ride.

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.

Back Yard Critters

Tuesday Photo Challenge ” Wonder”

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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

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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.