I tried out something new with this post and I think it worked pretty well 🙂 Anyhow, this was a really great route; It’s always fun to explore new areas on rides, and it was fun to find Schlicher’s house and send him the picture below as proof!
oOo check out that rack! 🙂
It only took the AJ stamp of approval before I could get your stamp of approval on this purchase! I’m still a little bummed that they sent me the grey/orange one instead of the black/chrome color that I wanted, but I’ll get over it, since you think that the one they sent me is the “right” color.
I very much enjoyed the bike ride through forest and farm and giant-house neighborhood. It gets another point for having very little traffic. Maybe next time we do it, I will be a little bit faster. I was definitely losing energy by the end. Besides the scenery, my favorite part was the snaking downhill; it was fun going around all of those turns.
Thanks for getting me a pie pan to bake the chicken pot pie in. I’m glad that your shoelace and coat hanger jerry-rigging successfully held your muffler up until you could get home and “properly” fix it with clamps and what-not. I’m excited to see what new/ gently used car you end up buying!
And here’s to seeing good ‘ol Union pals on Saturday night!
This Ride was a tough one, but I really like cutting over to Simsbury and back, wish you could have come with me 🙂 I didn’t get any pictures from during the ride, but made sure to get one afterwards.. betcha can’t guess who was on the other side of the camera.
I got to try out my new biking jacket though, which was great. I even had to unzip up the big hills (~3,000′!) to cool down though. I also got to use the toe covers finally (almost didn’t since you hid them so well), which also worked out very well. The full covers may have been a little much for the ride today, so these were great as well. Thank you 🙂
Hope you had a good ride today also! Its hard to tell in the picture above, but it had just started raining as I got home. TTL, because I definitely didn’t have the energy to go any faster!
Chris’s Bike Computer Mileage (EOY 2013)
Road Bike: 349 mi
Mountain Bike: 2,130 mi
Rachel’s Bike Computer Mileage (EOY 2013)
Road Bike: 234 mi
Mountain Bike: N/A
Ride Deets – “Hogsback Loop from Home”
- 20.64 miles
- 1,925 ft
- 1 hour, 35 mins
- 13.04 mph average
Thanks for coming down this weekend, and going on this ride with me 🙂 I’m really looking forward to a lot more later this year, plus the charity rides we’re planning to do!! If it’s cold next time we ride, I’ll give you the big shoe covers and use the toe covers for myself so hopefully your feet don’t freeze!
Also, I’m excited to see how many miles we ride in total this year, now that we have a reference point.