Sunday, May 15, 2016

3 States of Gravel

With the Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder on Sunday, Will and I decided to meet in Copake Falls for a little tour gravel tour of New York, Western Mass, and NW Connecticut.  Starting at the Rail Trail parking lot we headed over to Sunset Rock, which I think is one of the toughest climbs in the area and hit it with fresh legs.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Lake to Lake Charity Bicycle Ride, June 19,2016

On Sunday, June 19,2016 the Fourth Annual Lake to Lake Charity Bike Ride will take place at the Shepaug Dam Recreational Area (click here for directions), Southbury, CT.  All proceeds will help fund the LOF Adaptive Skiers programs for children, adults and military veterans with disabilities.

Friday, April 29, 2016

I needed that ... Beer Stop!

My week in Tennessee put a bit of a damper on my training schedule.  To make up for it, when I got back to Connecticut on Friday and wrapped up a few loose ends with work, I headed out on a little Ride After Work.  It was 56 degrees so figured warm enough for shorts but I would definitely need something on my arms.

I headed down to the Steel Bridge in Sandy Hook thinking that if it was still closed then I would do some ride through Newtown but if it was open I would ride through Southbury and Woodbury. As I was sprinting along the flat part of Walnut Tree Hill I caught a glimpse of the bridge and saw a car driving across it. It reminded me of that scene in "A Bridge too Far" when the Germans couldn't blow up the bridge and the American Sherman Tanks started rolling across.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Please Support my MS Challenge

I've signed up for Bike MS—a fundraising ride that is changing the lives of people affected by MS and helping fuel progress toward a world free of MS. 

I'd love your support as I prepare for this incredible experience. I'll go the distance for MS. It will take training, preparation and ongoing commitment from hundreds of other people in Connecticut and thousands of cyclists all over the country. 

What will really put power in my pedals is your support and commitment to those impacted by MS. 

Every mile we ride brings us closer to our goal—a world free of MS. 

I know that with support from people like you we can get there. The money raised will help fund amazing progress in MS research, as well as programs and services that ensure people affected by MS can live their best lives. This cause is really important to me because MS has affected some of my relatives, so I hope you will help me end MS forever.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pardon Me Boys, but is that a Chattanooga Bicycle?

I flew to Chattanooga last week for a business trip and when I got off the plane I saw this awesome Litespeed Ti Framed bike.  Turns out not only are Litespeed bikes manufactured here but also Lynskey and Quintannaroo, too!

After two long days at work I was jonesin to ride and really wishing I could ride a sweet Ti framed bike or even a fixie, but instead I had to make do with this ...