Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Autumn Roubaix Cyclefest: Hard Route

Northwest Connecticut's first official Gravel Grinder, The Autumn Roubaix Cyclefest, was a huge success. After two months of pitching this ride on the interwebs, putting cards on people's windshields, riding the routes and creating cue sheets it was finally happening.

As with any first time event there are always glitches.  Fast Track Timing lost my registration so I had to settle for the first available number when I was the first one to sign up! There were some hiccups with the cue sheets which sent people in the wrong direction and the water/food stop on Barker Road closed up shop early or maybe I was too slow.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

2nd Annual Ashford Metric Gravel Grinder

Mike Sage-Robinson joined Will and I for the second running of the Ashford Metric Century Gravel Grinder. We got there late due to overnight construction work going in Hartford that was wrapping up and Route 84 was blocked. Mike had us cut through downtown Hartford and I think we made out a little better.

NERAC Earth Cycling club, based in the Ashford area, organizes this ride.  It was a foggy start at the Ashford Memorial Park but the temperature was perfect. At the pre-ride briefing they mentioned that there would be some big water puddles to go around and a tree blocking one of the roads that you should either go over or under but don't go around.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thirsty Thursday: Post Ride Snack

It would appear that the Maine Beer Company has caught on to the fact that a lot of cyclists really like their beer and perhaps this latest offering is paying homage to that reality?

It's a Session and it's juicy but not overly citrusy and it makes for the perfect Post Ride Snack.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

A Great Day for a Bike Commute

I was planning on going fishing after work but my friend from work with the boat hurt himself so I opted to finish the month with my 5th Bike commute for August.  Now that school is in session this is probably the last week I can get two rides to work in the same week.  Granted, I haven't been very good this year with keeping a regular bike commuting schedule. In fact, this ride will make my 14th ride to work this year for a total of 800+ miles.  I will need 4 more commutes to break a 1000 miles.  I think I might get them all in September.