I tweeted Bob Maxon, NBC Connecticut Meteorologist, for advice on when I should leave the office to ride home. Of course, wanting to leave at a certain time and actually leaving are two different concepts. I was able to leave about an hour after Bob's recommended time and he was right because when I got outside it was sprinkling and cold! I had to throw on my rain jacket and full fingered gloves!
Memorial Day weekend traffic was getting an early start.
I love riding the Recreation Path through Fairfield Hills. It's the only part of my commute that is car free. I opted however to stay off the dirt trails because it was wet.
A few comments about the Woodchippers (handlebars) and the cockpit for that matter. In comparison to the Cannondale XS800, my geared Gravel Grinder/Commuter, the reach for the bars feels a little bit longer. In comparing the two bikes (when I got home later) I found that the Woodchippers are a good 2 inches higher than the bars on the Cannondale. So, that explains why it was off. So, now I need to find a shorter angled stem. Also, the levers are about a centimeter off from each other. I knew I shouldn't have gone right to tape but I was eager to ride the Qball again.
I tried a slightly different route today. After riding through the southern section of Fairfield Hills I headed to the northern section to check out Old Farm Road. Apparently, at the end of this road there is a right of way that leads to Queen Street. I drove by there other day and noticed it was mowed so I decided to give it a try. What's really cool is the crossing over the Housatonic Railroad Tracks. Cool to me at least because I love trains.