Saturday, July 23, 2016

Re: Infrequent Blog Updates

The breakfast ride/lunch ride

It's been a while since I last posted. I've just been crazy busy, recovering from my calf injury, getting out for rides and adventures, but also taking a break from the grind. Today was the annual TriState Cohen Classic ride to Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine -- a 70 mile ride from Hampton Beach to the lighthouse and back. Chip joined me for the ride, which was crazy slow, but he/we rolled with it. 65 miles. Hot -- but fun.

The last month or so I haven't been recording rides on my Garmin or posting to the blog. The breakfast ride (with the North Shore Cyclopaths) has been exceedingly slow. (The slowest rider sets the pace, which lately has been 8 mph.) I've been trying really hard to keep our Saturday morning breakfast rides going and have organized new remote starting points for some of our older riders. It appears to be working, as we've had a good turnout! I just have to get over my anxiety about the pace.

Chip has joined me for several rides -- with the promise of breakfast getting him out of bed on a Saturday morning -- and that has made it really fun. I just love riding with him!

July 2nd to Ipswich