Tag: Tour de Creme

50 Miles Of Research

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I’m doing a video and stills shoot next week for a bike event.  I needed to check out three routes and work out where I’m going to set up in a variety of places.  One ride is 48 miles, one is 25 and the other is 13.  There is a staggered start with the longer routes going out first.  I’ll be using my car for the shoot, but I did all the research by bike.  I have to say that the 48 mile loop has some very spectacular scenery.

On the way out I spotted two guys on the path that I have know for years.  One was on foot and the other on a very old three speed.  We stopped and chatted for much too long and I decided to move on.  I looked away briefly to don my helmet and sunglasses when I hear the thump.  The guy standing over his bike tipped over and whacked his head on the fence. He was unconscious, tore a chunk of his ear and the back of his head looked like a bullet exit wound.  Two weeks ago, my riding partner was standing over his bike in NYC, fell over and broke his hip.  My question…. Who wants to ride with me tomorrow

2016 TOUR DE CREME from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

Tour de Creme Trailer

Another beautiful day for a bike ride.  Today I set out to ride the Tour de Creme 25 mile option route. It’s a fundraising ride for the Mattapoisett Land Trust on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts. I offered to video the ride and today was to familiarize  myself with the route. Not long into the ride I decided to take some videos and produce a trailer.

TOUR DE CREME TAILER from John Sullivan on Vimeo.

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.