Friday, May 27, 2022
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Monday, May 23, 2022
I usually take a rest day on Mondays but since I didn't really ride very hard over the weekend I went out for a road ride with Scott.
It's always good omen when there are cows on the side of the road
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
|Photo credit: Gavin Arneth|
Tomas, center, and I worked together GE Capital in Danbury a few years back and he's been riding for a couple of years. I invited him to join our weekly, Saturday morning Ovens of France ride.
Sunday, May 15, 2022
We were making good time and even caught up with a couple of groups that had even left earlier. Two of the racing teams caught up with us on Jefferson Hill 15 miles into the course.
The sun started coming out about 2 hours into the ride but the roads not directly exposed to daylight were still a bit greasy. The Ass Saver came in handy!
The descent down to 295 was wild and fast and when everyone was down we headed west to pick up the main course and next big climb, Schilling's Crossing.
Tunnel Hill was equally massive, however, shorter but I think much steeper than what my Garmin recorded
Mike was not having fun. He started getting cramps on Tunnel Hill and fared no better on Dean Hill
The last part of my modified route included Maple Hill. Margaret and Mike opted for the regular route
Will and I caught up Margaret and Mike at the last fuel stop. They were about to leave when we pulled up. After fueling up we headed out for the last bit of singletrack, Beebe Hill.
As far as singletrack goes, it's not that bad but the 27% trail climb always turns into Napoleon's Death March.
Thursday, May 05, 2022
Power goes out at 9:32 AM with no warning whatsoever. I report the outage online and it says restoration estimate 11:30 AM. Then, I get a text alert from my cable provider that my internet is down, too. No point firing up the generator because we didn't have a storm and will be out of power for a few days, which is par of the course with my energy provider. It's a beautiful day, let's go on a bike ride!