“West Island is named for one of it’s early owners, a man named West. The island juts out into Buzzard’s Bay, and is connected to Sconticut Neck by a causeway. Most of the island is owned by the state and is kept as a wildlife preserve. The town owns acres of beach-land, the Fairhaven Town Beach. This is one of the nicest beaches on Buzzard’s Bay, with over a mile of beach, and waters warmed by the shallow Buzzard’s Bay. It is also an ideal location to watch the sailboats that revel in the famous Buzzard’s Bay breeze.” Dana Morris.
Rode for a couple of hours around the island hanging out and taking pictures.
I wanted to ride today but things conspired against me doing a long ride. Putting all the stuff together and entering everything into tax software can be tedious. By the time I sat down to begin entering the figures and descriptions it was after 11 AM. By noon time I had most of the federal stuff done, and my wife had roasted some cauliflower and asparagus for lunch. I got on the bike and rode to Subway. Continue reading “Taxes, Yoga and Football”→
Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating, and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favorite thing about yourself.
There was so much failed video during today’s ride I almost scraped the whole daily post. However….. Howwww Ever….. I’m pretty good at winging it when things fail and I decided to make lemonade. Hope you like it. You can get an idea of the cold when I walk into the Destination Soup restaurant and the lens fogs up.
Do you believe in heaven and hell? Gods? Aliens? Ghost? How about crop circles? Reincarnation is in the same category as all those other things. I know none of those exist, so my answer is no, I don’t believe in reincarnation or any of those other things. But they can be fun pranks to play on people.
Live to Eat
Lots of physical activity, especially bike riding, keep me from turning into a blown up tic from eating too much.
When I ride the MUP (Multi Use Path) there is one spot that always gives me a ever changing view of itself. There is so much activity on the salt marsh if we pay attention. As I rode by on my newly studded tires the ducks called to me. They were really warning each other that I was around, but I take it as a compliment.
The path was quite a mixed terrain ride today. Icy tire tracks, deep-ish snow, blacktop and mush. Today was my first day on studded tires, and frankly it kind of knocked the stuffing out of me a few times. I had to buy the tires separately which gives me 200+ studs on the front and 75 studs on the rear tire. When I hit some of the deeper snow, (about three or four inches) the back tire would slip and slide making me tense up and struggle to keep upright. I was able to force myself to keep pedaling through the more natural thing of taking my foot off the pedal anticipating a fall. The sliding made it very difficult to hold any kind of a line in the tire tracks which seemed more like the side to side down hill skiing than bike riding. Continue reading “Winter Has Settled In”→
The 2015 Coffeeneuring Challenge is in the books. Thanks to Mary at Chaising Mailboxes for organizing the challenge for the fifth year. Thank you also to all the new friends we have made because of our love of coffee and bike riding. See yas around.