Tag: National Bike Challenge

Recovery Ride

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Fort Taber in New Bedford MA.  Built to protect the city from an invasion by sea after the War of 1812.  It was designed by Robert E Lee before he became an insurgent. 

Yesterday I called the hills on our Wednesday Night Ramble Goldilocks hills.  Not too steep, not too flat.  My legs told me a different story overnight and this morning. An easy spin or recovery ride is a standard remedy for those aching muscles.  I planned on one of those easy, short recovery rides.  I ended up doing 25 miles, but it took over 3 hours with all the stops for photos, taking to friends, stopping for coffee, stopping for no reason.  It was a good day to ride a bike.

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The elevated walking and biking path in New Bedford, MA

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The swing bridge turns on a massive cog that sits inside the yellow railing at the bottom of the bridge. 

Double Sessions

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Rode around the city at lunchtime for a couple of hours. I had planned to ride less because I was going to do an evening training ride.  Well, evening rolled around and I decided to ditch the second ride.  I took the dogs for a walk on the MUP and there were bikes galore out.  It was such a beautiful night that I decided to go for a ride.

I am filming a fundraising ride in a couple of weeks.  There are three mileage options, 13, 28 and 45 miles.  It’s an Ice Cream Ride where two of the options use basically the same route.  The short ride is in a different part of town altogether. I’m going to ride the longer routes in reverse which will allow be to cut across town to get some footage of the family ride down by the waterfront.  Tonight I did a practice ride that takes me to two sections where the longer rides converge.  This is going to work out OK.

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One of the ice cream shops on the Tour de Creme ride. 

Three Flats and Sunshine.

I was about to drive to yoga when the weather on the 8’s began broadcasting.  It was raining but the prediction was for the sun to show itself after and eight day hiatus in just a couple of hours. That got me into the garage to check out the “made summer ready” road bike.  I’ll keep this short. Continue reading “Three Flats and Sunshine.”