After a two day stay in Amsterdam, Sue and I traveled to Belgium. We spent a few hours in Brussels before moving on to Bruges. Bruges has two bests for me. It’s the most interesting place we visited and the movie “In Bruges” is at the top of my most enjoyed cinemas.

Europe Bound

Today, Friday, will most likely be my last day biking for a couple of weeks. Saturday could be hectic preparing for international travel. We always go to dinner the evening before one or both of us travel. This time it will be with friends. I am a season ticket member for the New England Revolution and will be watching this home match from my living room. Not as good as my row two seats, but it will do.

Sue and I board Air Canada on Sunday afternoon for a flight to Amsterdam where I may ride on a tour of the city. We will also visit Brussels and Bruges before moving on to Paris and London. I have wanted to visit Paris with Sue for over thirty years. Also, Bruges is a favorite of friend who have traveled to Europe and we are looking forward to spending time in that city.

Depending on the availability of tickets and time, I’m going to try my best to attend at least one football match. London is my best bet because it will be on the weekend.

Bay State Bike Month Kick-Off – New Bedford May 1st

Join MassBike to celebrate the start of Bay State Bike Month on Sunday, May 1, 2022, in New Bedford.

It’s National Ride a Bike Day and in partnership with the Buzzards Bay Coalition, we’ll be hosting a Bike Month kick-off ride! Meet at Cisco Brewers at 2 p.m. for a short 5-mile loop around the harbor featuring the protected infrastructure of the hurricane barrier. Register today.

Everyone is invited to the after-party at 3 p.m. at Cisco Brewers with a $10 complimentary voucher for food, drink, or merchandise.

MassBike staff, board, & members, Watershed Riders, South Coast Bikeway AllianceSRPEDD, and local legislators will all be in attendance.

Want to ride to the event? There are rides starting from Fairhaven and Dartmouth hosted by the South Coast Bikeway Alliance. Ride with John Sullivan from Fairhaven to the 2022 Bike Month Kickoff Ride at Cisco.  Meet at Staples located at 17 Plaza Way #6, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Riders will leave promptly at 1:15 pm to arrive at Cisco by 2 pm. Check out the route: Fairhaven to the 2022 Bike Month Kickoff Ride

Ride with South Coast Bikeway Alliance members from Dartmouth to the 2022 Bike Month Kickoff Ride at Cisco. Meet at the Dartmouth YMCA located at 276 Gulf Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748. Riders will leave promptly at 1 pm. Check out the route: Dartmouth to the 2022 Bike Month Kickoff Ride.

Don’t forget to Register.

From A Friend

I met the son of a good friend on Sunday. His dad and I started a youth soccer league in the late 70’s, and we became not only commissioners, but also pretty good friends. Both of our boys played against and with each other through high school I hadn’t seen Jim Jr., ( who lived in DC and now in WV), in years. While catching up, I mentioned that I would be in Europe in two weeks. One of the cities I’m visiting is Bruges. That got him talking about a movie he found to be “brilliant”. “In Bruges”

Ray: Ken, I grew up in Dublin. I love Dublin. If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me but I didn’t, so it doesn’t.

It about two assassins on vacation in Bruges. It has violence. It has profanity. It has religious overtones. It’s funny and it’s is brilliant.