Sunday Social Ride


We’ve turned our Sunday morning long rides into meandering social rides as the weather turns to winter. Last week we meandered about town, through the intervale, and ended at Flatbread to warm in front of the fire and enjoy some local brew and pizza brunch. This week we took off for ‘the cut’. We keep to the MUP and quiet roads so we can chat and catch up. This week I was on the Surly riding fixed, Jim was on his all-rounder and John made the winter bike into a budget fixed gear. It was his first ride fixed – we had some comedy as he adjusted to the gearing and ‘never stop pedaling’ – but overall he did great. His JB weld freewheel fixed wheel special held strong. Temps were mild with a strong storm moving in. Snow capped the high peaks in the ADKs to the west and the Greens to the east.

Jim enjoys cold water, John brought the thermos of hot coffee…

John on the all-terrain-a-fixed-a-saurus.

The JB Weld fixed wheel special. A freewheel thats been stripped of some of its innards and epoxy welded fixed. Not sure what method John used – but here’s a good write up.


Mansfield and Camel’s Hump.


The ADKs and Whiteface.

2 Responses to “Sunday Social Ride”

  1. Big Head Red says:

    I’m liking these social rides too. Perfect comradery/comedy for a first-time fixed ride.

    I did write up my fixed-gear kludge here:
    http://bigheadred.blogspot.com/2008/12/fixed-gear-for-four-bucks-in-four.html
    in case you’re hankering to ruin a good freehub.

    Wait till you see the new front basket on the fix-a-saurus. Talk about kludge…

    Anyways, I’m looking forward to Sunday socials through the winter.

    Oh, and did you hear? Nunions is open. Good coffee, and potato and eggs all over the menu. Yahoo! No bagels though.

    Gotta see what time they open.

  2. bmike says:

    hmmmm…. nunions!
    i’ve ridden past there with mixed results – they seemed open… but never were.

    and yes – the sunday ride is a good thing. i do need to get my butt in gear for the 1200k… seems so far away – but i need to up the saddle time.

    the fixed post is a good one. have to get you on my messy and outdated blog roll.