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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

RAW: Another Easton Loop

I got to the Easton Library earlier this time by changing a lot earlier and forcing myself out the door by 4:45 PM.  I am going to have to try wearing my lighter thermals under my clothes next time. Today, however, seemed a lot colder than last week and that too was right before a storm.  The first climb, up Flat Rock Road, took care of that.  

This route has a few nice climbs in it as well as riding WILSON! in the other direction. When ever I ride WILSON! Road, I try and do my Tom Hanks impression of yelling WILSON! The only down side of this route is that you do have to ride 200 yards on Rte 136 with the traffic to get from WILSON! Road to Staples Road.  On the way back you have to take 59 going south, which isn't that bad but then getting over to Everrett Road can be a little hairy.

Still, it's a good route for after work.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

I am just a material girl living in a material world

After sitting in the car for 4+ hours  (round trip) to take my son to a ski race up at Jiminy Peak where it was 25 degrees I jumped on the bike and headed out to Upper Paugussett for a quick rip before heading to a Saint Paddy's Day party.

Monday, March 12, 2018

RAW: Easton Public Library

If you are looking for a great place to ride in the afternoons, especially after work, then you should check out the roads in Easton, CT.  Starting from the Easton Public Library on Center Street there are a plethora of roads that are all parallel to one another that run kind of north and south that are great for riding.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

After the Storm

Headed back out to the Gussy on Sunday with my neighbor's son again.  I gave him a pack for his water this time, so I wouldn't have to carry it, and an extra fender that I had laying around, but what I really need to do is give him a pack with all the essentials tools he would need to change a flat.

We headed into the forest on the Jeep Road off of Sanford Road and it was really sloppy.  Riding up the Gussy Trail was hard.  I probably should have let air out of my tires but I trudged on anyway.  Bucky was having a hard time as well but really stunk was all the branches down on the trail.  I would ride 20 or 30 yards and have to stop to play Pick Up Sticks.  At the split off for the Reach Around, I decided a reroute is necessary.  That will have to happen later this spring along with 3 other re-routes that I have planned.

We then headed over to the Echo Valley Parking area - the tree that was down on the wires before the yellow house had been removed, along with all the other trees blocking the way in to the lot.  Riding the Polly Brody Forest Road was a little better but there also at least three blockages.  It was getting dark and we didn't have lights so we turned around and headed back out.