Wednesday 6 PM
Moby Dick Brewing. Corner of Union and South Water in New Bedford.
Mark your calendar for the May 3rd Wednesday night Joyful Riders. All biking skill levels are welcome, no one’ll be left behind. Expect a joyful-conversational pace of 10 mph, but the group will determine our speed. This ride will start and end at Moby Dick Brewery, Union and South Water in New Bedford. A 10 mile casual ride at a casual pace to the peninsula of New Bedford, riding over both Harbor Walks and into Fort Rodman.
We also have a friend of the Joyful Riders who is captain of Tilt Racing in Austin, TX joining us this week. Come ride with us and meet a sprint racer. He is not setting the pace so no worries.
Ride starts and ends at Moby Dick Brewing on Union and South Water Street in New Bedford. Across from the YMCA.
Rides begin at 6 PM
All biking skill levels are welcome, no one’ll be left behind. Expect a joyful-conversational pace of 10 mph, but the group will determine our speed. This ride will end at Moby Dick Brewing on Union and South Water in New Bedford.
This week we will ride the two New Bedford Elevated Harbor Walks at a casual pace. The ride is mostly bike path and bike lanes with some quiet streets at the start. Bring a lock, bike lights, a spare tube in case you get a flat. Most of all, bring your camera. The vistas are spectacular.
It’s time to get your tickets to have your bike shipped to the starting line in Hopkinton. It’s thirty bucks plus another six for the commuter rail. It’s very much worth the money. The trucks fill up quickly so time is of the essence.
CLICK HERE to get your ticket. Stop thinking about it. Just do it fercryinoutloud. It’s going to be one of the best rides you have ever done.
I took my RV to the Ford shop because of a recall notice. My camper sits on a Ford Transit chassis. I also asked for a price for an oil change and installing a trailer hitch on the front end so I could transport my bikes. My rack is the same that public buses use. It was such a nice day so I decided to ride around town while waiting for the call that the camper was ready.
When I retrieved the Transit, the dealer gave me a good price for the oil change, but his answer for the front hitch gave me pause. He said, “Ford does not make the hitch I wanted but he could get one from Camping World and install it for 3-4 hundred dollars. My pause was the he was going to get it from the place I bought the RV and my power of deduction says that I could save a bit of money by going to the source of the hitch. However…………. Camping world prices are premium. I’m going to get a quote from them but I’m not sure they will be less expensive. It sounds crazy, but in the world of RV’s, things are different. (not to mention, expensive). We’ll see. As for the recall. All the parts passed the tests and no defect was found. Naturally, the dealer replaced them.
I did have a decent ride in the city, with the sun shining, and the temps hovering around 50ish.
Sue and I recently completed our first RV road trip. This was the 23 foot vehicle we bought in October on a whim. We originally went out to buy a sectional couch for our living room and came home with an RV. It could be the ultimate impulse buy.
Our adventure took us to visit family in the southern part of the US. Atlanta, Georga, Ocala, Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville Beach in Fla, and Cullowee, North Carolina. We also stopped by to see friends in St Augustine, Fla for a day. This highlight of course was getting to spend time with our grandchildren in Atlanta. Second to that was being able to attend a surprise birthday party for Kate. Kate and Fabio lived with us for a few months while they were making seaworthy their tiny home, Tranquility, a 28 foot Columbia sailboat. We fondly refer to them as the “Italians”. We attended their wedding in the Italian Alps two years ago and that was an item on our bucket list that makes all the others pale in comparison.
We parked on the property of those we visited and either bunked in their home or in the RV. Our two dogs determined weather we stayed in or out of the home. Not everyone is a dog person.
While on the road we were able to stay in the back lots of Cracker Barrel restaurants. That worked out much better than we had anticipated while planning this trip.
There was never any doubt that I would ride to the fitness center today. As soon as I left my driveway, my professor friend from Mass Maritime detoured off the bike path where he was walking his dog, to berate me for riding my bike in the snow. He was aghast that not only was I riding in the snow but also that my tires were not knobby. I reminded him that he does not ride bikes so his opinion about riding in the snow had no merit.
There is a prediction of a foot of snow tomorrow so I’m predicting that riding my bike will again go on hold. However……… I just might install my studded tired tonight. It won’t do me any good on the unplowed MUP, buticy route 6 will be fine with the studs.