I will be riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (google it for some interesting info) this summer with my Brother-in-Law John Davis. The ride is from Banff to Antelope Wells, NM- right on the Mexican border. Out ride will be about 2,900 miles and we will cross the continental divide 32 times climbing a … Continue reading Training in the mountainside
After a pretty average breakfast this morning I left for a short, final, cool, hilly, sketchy urban ride to Fairfield, CT. It was a beautiful morning- about 45 F, mostly sunny and a light headwind. How fitting, I thought, I started with headwinds and finished with a headwind. The roads were typically hilly with mostly … Continue reading Day 72: End of ride, front tire in the Atlantic Ocean in Fairfield, CT!
It was cold this morning- 40 F when I was eating breakfast! My sister and Robin decided to ride with me part way and we decided to start the ride East of the Hudson River due to several sections of high speed roads with no shoulders. We started riding atound 09:45 and it was a … Continue reading Day 71: A nice short hilly urban ride to Ridgefield, CT
Janet and I drove the route to Ridgefield, CT today and over 50% of the route is on roads without any shoulder… For that reason, I will ride to Ridgefield early Sunday morning and will eat, drink and be merry until then! Continue reading Day 69: Rest day in Monroe, NY
I left the B&B at 09:30 this morning after a nice breakfast and several cups of coffee. The first 2.5 miles were all downhill! Then I hit 97 South which parallels the Delaware River and it was beautiful and hilly, just like yesterday. There were some really winding sections of road along the river today … Continue reading Day 68: Another beautiful and very hilly ride to Monroe, NY
After a huge blueberry pancake and sausage breakfast and 4 cups of coffee, I hit the road around 09:30. I really enjoy a leisurely breakfast and another cup of coffee or two after breakfast- too bad I’m getting so relaxed now…with three riding days to go. I guess I had to work my way through … Continue reading Day 67: A beautiful, hilly ride along the Delaware River to Barryville, NY
The weather/rest day was good for me; I felt pretty fresh this morning. I also slept 19 hours over the two nights, which didn’t hurt… So, after a whopping big french toast breakfast, I got my stuff together and hit the road around 10:00. I left at 10:00 because based on the weather radar I … Continue reading Day 66: A slightly damp, hilly ride to the Long Eddy Hotel and Saloon