Category Archives: Cycling

Lexington Great Brook Farm Ramble

oOo check out that rack! 🙂

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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.

It was fun going to Grace Chapel with you on Sunday morning, and then getting lunch at 1806 Avenue Deli in downtown Lexington with you after.

20140409-103038.jpg“Yum I love this turkey club and potato salad, and I love getting my picture taken.”

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!

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These ski legs still work pretty well as bike legs…

IMG_0003_editThis 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!

Go UNION!!

1st Ride 2014!

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

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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.

Cold weather riding

The OCD in me wishes we stood a little further to our left, so that we were centered in the gap between tree branches.

 
This was from my lonely ride last Friday.  Maybe we’ll get lucky with a warm day the weekend of the ugly sweater party and be able to do the ride I did this day 🙂