Archive for the ‘fall’ Category

Evening

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Fall evenings getting cooler. Sky deep and cold blue. Leaves on the ground. Crisp.

Fixed

Monday, November 15th, 2010

First fixed ride in a long long time. Pushing the 2.2 Nevegals is work (while waiting for snow, to mount the Nokian Extreme 294s). Playing in the dirt is a nice change from the skinny tires…

Busted

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

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Short fall ride. Busted Time RSX carbon road pedal.

Recent Snaps

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

A lovely fall…

Fall Overnight (almost)

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Planned to do an E24O (extended 24 hour overnight) with Greg this weekend. Ride ~60 miles. Climb halfway up the spine of the Green Mountains. Hike a bike / ride in to Camp @ Silver Lake. Ride out in the morning through Moosamaloo and The Natural Turnpike for breakfast in Bristol. Ride home.

Greg hammered all week to get a roof on a project he was finishing up… so his legs were toast. At the ~35 mile mark he said he felt worse than when we completed the Lake Champlain 200k. Options were to continue on with a major bit of work in front of us, or slowly head back home. He chose to call it, and offered to ride back to my place solo so I could carry on. Not willing to leave him stranded and suffering (and with no way to carry the 10 year old 3 season tent on my own, and manage to still carry my extra layers, food, and stove) – we enjoyed a leisurely ride home.

A bit of a disappointment – but when I woke up this morning to freezing / sleeting rain and took a short ride to the local cafe I was glad not to have spent a night at higher elevation with a 60 mile wet, rainy, 40 degree ride home.

Bike and gear worked admirably. The tent is something I didn’t carry last year. A bivy and tarp setup is in my future for the cold. All in, a good day out.

Marathon Mom

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

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26.2!

Chilly Fall Day

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

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Off to cheer on supermom at the Grand Isle Marathon. Go mama go!

Wet Saturday

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

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Wet Saturday ride after a big front blew through. Leave, branches, debris and water everywhere. The bike geek in me revelled in the wet – enjoying the warmth of wool covered by my Shower’s Pass jacket and Rainlegs.

Fall Riding

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

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Another great day out on the bike. Spent the first 20 or so miles with the usual suspects then rode solo to meet the family in Cambridge for a harvest festival. Picnic lunch, great scenery and a field full of Trebuchets tossing pumpkins made for an interesting afternoon. Color was perfect. Temps were cool. Sky was blue. Could not have asked for a better day today.

Fall Classic 200k Brevet and 114k Populaire

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Thanks for everyone who came out to ride. We had a setting full moon to lead ~30 of us out of town. Lots of hills, lots of color, 6 covered bridges on the 200k and lots of dirt on both routes. This is my favorite time of year in Vermont!

More later…