Local Lad Goes Big Time

A few years ago at the Buddy Guy concert a 12 year old kid from New Bedford asked to play his guitar for Buddy in his dressing room before the concert. Buddy Guy ended up bringing him on stage and the 12 year old matched licks with him. He has since played with all the greats including BB King, Clapton, Guy, Bonamasso just to name a few.
His latest video was filmed in the same places I do my videos. Maybe if your a follower of my stuff, you will recognize some of those places. If not, simply enjoy the work of this now 18 year old guitar player who is now one of the greats he idolized just a few short years ago.

This Week’s Rides

Below is the list of published rides. There is usually a late entry for a local weekend ride or two. Check back later in the week and those will be listed.

Wednesday:

Buzzards Bay Casual Ride.

Meet at Moby Dick Brewing across from the New Bedford YMCA for a 9 mile ride around the peninsula. If you prefer to double the miles, meet me at Staples on RT. 6 in Fairhaven for a 5:30 start.

Friday

Music on Pier 3 in New Bedford.

Meet at Staples in Fairhaven for this easy 4 mile ride to Pier 3 just over the bridge.

The anticipation for this weeks performers, the World Premier Band, has been building for weeks. I hear they are a must see band.  Beer, wine and food will be sold at the event, but if you have panniers on your bike like I do………

Sunset Ride

Evening/Sunset ride on the East Bay Bike Path on Friday 8/4/17.

Date: Friday 8/4/17.
Location: EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade.
Time:
Arrive: 5:45PM
Departure: 6:00PM promptly
Sunset: 7:59PM
Distance is flexible.
Rain cancels the ride.
We will ride toward Providence till we decide to turn around.
Bikes should have adequate lighting.
Bring water, snacks, cameras and anything else you might want or need.
Helmets are highly recommended.

Saturday

– 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

The Narragansett Bay Wheelmen do a large club ride every Sunday. This week they are in Glocester, RI offering 30-45-69 mile options. It’s titled the Hill and Gully, a spectacularly scenic and challenging ride through magnificent rolling countryside, including two high open ridges with unsurpassed views and long descents.

CLICK HERE to visit the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen page.

Fort to Fort Bike Ride

Many groups were represented in today’s Fort to Fort ride.  It’s one of the favorite area casual rides.  It’s an 18 mile round trip from Fairhaven, MA into and around the peninsula of New Bedford, MA.  The weather couldn’t have been better offering a sun shining, 80 degree, low humidity morning.

For the third time this season, we managed to stumble upon  a triathlon.  We did manage however, to share the roads gracefully with the event, and it was nothing but smiles from both groups.  The ride also included a 12 mile extension to Ned’s Point light in Mattapoisett.

Be sure to check out Brian’s photos after watching the video.

Fort to Fort 18 mile ride. July 30 2017 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Upcoming Rides

This week.

Wednesday July 26, 6 PM

Meet at Moby Dick Brewing across from the New Bedford YMCA for a 9 mile ride around the peninsula. If you prefer to double the miles, meet me at Staples on RT. 6 in Fairhaven for a 5:30 start.

Friday, July 28

CANCELED

Leave Staples on RT 6 in Fairhaven at 5:30 for a 4.5 mile ride to the Music on Pier 3 in New Bedford. This is an all bike path ride at a casual pace. This week’s entertainment

Louie Leeman and Cheap Sneakers, a band that can make a party come alive; with roots in Rock ‘n Roll, R&B, Folk and Blues performing classic songs by some of the best artists of the rock era: Van Morrison, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry and others. From Motown to Memphis to New Orleans to Liverpool, Louie Leeman and CHEAP SNEAKERS have a song list full of surprises.This

Horseneck Beach, Westport, MA

The ride was announced.  Meet at Westport Middle School for a 9 AM bike ride through the quiet country road to Horseneck Beach.  We rode past Wesport Rivers Vineyard, Buzzards Bay Brewing, a pig farm, protected wildlife preserves and Horseneck State Beach.  On the return leg while crossing the bridge over the Westport River someone yelled,  “did anyone see that sign that says no bikes on the bridge?”   “Yup, what about it?”

Horsenck Beach July 23 2017 from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Saturday Morning Ride in Fall River, MA

There will be a Westport ride to Horseneck Beach tomorrow 7/23/17.
Date: Sunday 7/23/17.
Location: Westport Middle School
380 Old County Rd.
Westport, MA
Time:
Arrive: 8:45AM
Departure: 9:00AM promptly
Distance: approx. 21 miles
Rain cancels the ride.
We will ride From Westport Middle School to Horseneck Beach and back.
Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, cameras and anything else you might want or need.
Helmets are highly recommended.