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I Survived LSF

GeoMo, TiCruz and I took a spin around Leominster State Forest last night.  The hardest part of the evening ended up being the detour we had to navigate to get to the parking lot.  RT 31 seems to be blocked and it is obviously a State job as it has been closed for at least […]

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Rained out

Raining here since last night.  I guess all of us didn’t really want to get wet tonight as no one brought their bike with them to work.  TiCruz made a last minute plea to the group but I think I was the only one that actually responded with a no.

Next week.

Later,

Slim

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Early this year

The bikes are all cleaned and lubed.  It’s amazing how much you can get done on the bikes while polishing off a Growler of Wachusett Brewery Ryde beer.  They were essentially pristine anyway…just a little dust (and Carlisle mud).  The Roubaix is looking good but the Enduro sounds like it needs some professional help.  The […]

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Specialized Hotrock 16 Boys, Gloss Yellow

Well, it’s my son’s turn for his very first bike.   He’s all set with his Pull-Ups now so that was deal.  Ditch the diapers…Get a bike.  My daughter got hers a couple years ago for the same reason.  She’s outgrown it now but we have that covered already.  More on that one later when we […]

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Throwing in the towel

Well, that’s it folks. I am officially throwing in the towel on the 2008 biking season. The weather tomorrow looks downright cold. The high in Clinton is about 38 degrees so ride time will be down to at least 35. Well below my threshold, wouldn’t you say? If we get an Indian Summer, I will […]

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Rain AND Cold

We got rained out last night. And it was quite raw out as well. Maybe we will try again next week.

Later,

Slim

2003 Specialized Enduro Expert2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite Double

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No snow here yet…

It hasn’t snowed here yet, but it is certainly getting closer to my cold weather threshold of about 40 degrees during riding time. This year I would venture a guess of my season ending at around Turkey Day, which is the same time as last season. Last year a ride was planned for the day […]

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Specialized Hotrock 12 Girls, Gloss Pink

I got my daughter her new bike last week. It is a sweet ride. I took it for a spin in the basement the night before we gave it to her. It’s time my readers got their first look at it. She is now on track to be the heir slim apparent. Check it out…

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Rained out!

Looks like we are going to get rained out tonight. It just started raining and the clouds look like they are going to settle in for a long session.

I don’t think the Gringo would have joined us tonight anyway. His slowly faltering light now looks like it is dead. Time to buy yourself something […]

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Trail Maps and GPS Data

If you want to go back and look at all the trails I recorded using my Garmin Edge GPS, here is a link that lists them all out. You will find the Garmin Connect data, PDF maps of the routes and the Google Earth KMZ files for each. The list will keep growing as long […]

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Rained Out!

No riding last night. We got rained out.

Later,

Slim

2003 Specialized Enduro Expert2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite Double

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I resisted the urge to splurge

I looked over my Roubaix in more detail last night. There are no visible cracks anywhere in the frame and it shifts normally under no load obviously. The tire itself also seems to be in good condition. Therefore I am concluding that the frame is ok and I just need a new wheel and tube.

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A REALLY good excuse for some new road bike wheels…

Ok. So when I got home from Sunday’s ride with the boys, my wife and kids were in the car and not thinking; I did something insanely stupid. What does this spot on top of my garage door look like? Anyone??!!

You guessed it. I tried to park my Pilot in the garage with […]

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Not in my biking mind

So I realized after emailing the gang this morning that I had forgotten my Garmin Edge. Great!! No maps in the blog tomorrow. We are heading to Bedford tonight and it would’ve been a nice place to map out the loop. I was informed that we would probaby survive the night without it. But dammit, […]

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Crickets

I never received any emails from the gang of Ghost Writers. I guess they must have been tried and not in a writing mood. Sorry about that folks. I’m sure it would have been good.

and the crickets say…

chirp

chirp

chirp.

As a footnote on this past weekend, I am recovering from my sinus […]

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Absent tonight

I have decided not to mountain bike tonight. I need to take it easy for a couple more days to see if I can get rid of this headcold.

Stay tuned for a treat tomorrow though as the review will be provided by a gang of Ghost Writers. I will post their reviews of Lowhell […]

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Today’s Ride

Looking pretty dark out there this morning. I noticed a few sprinkles on the way into work. The forecast calls for:

High: 68°F RealFeel®: 70°F Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a shower in the area with a 50% chance around 4pm.

We will have to wait and see what happens later in […]

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New Wheel Set…

Easton AM Havoc Wheels

It’s finally time to replace my wheels on my Enduro. I bid adieu to the original Mavic x223’s. They get bad reviews now on the biking sites but I don’t think they were that bad for original equipment back in 2003 when I purchased my Enduro. They haven’t taco’d and have […]

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Scooby Snacks

Here is just one of the many snacks that I keep in my camelback during rides. They seem to be a hit with the boys as well. I am out right now but I guess I will have to stock up tomorrow before the ride.

Betty Crocker Scooby-Doo! Fruit Snacks, Assorted Fruit FlavorsFun Loving Criminals:“Running […]

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More on Venting… April 15th style

It seems that some more new marketing tricks are coming to Coors this year besides the vented can. The words below come from the brandweek.com website. Please note that YES, the vented wide mouth can IS coming to the Banquet variety as well. HOOPS!

The cans feature a built-in vent for a smoother pour and […]

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Snow’s gone!!

Snow’s finally gone from the yard. Supposed to be 67 degrees on Thursday. Good night for a ride.

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What the….

First things first, I woke up to about 2 inches of snow in my yard. Enough is enough. It’s April 4th for crying out loud! Good thing we got our biking in last night. Fortunately it was turning to rain this morning. This is just one of the many “advantages?” of living next to a […]

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tonight…

I’m all jacked up on Monster and a sub right now. Tonight is the first mountain bike ride of 2008. My NR HID is charging just in case the night proves to be a little longer than anticipated. The coyotes are getting thick these days and with my friends’ history of breaking rear hangers and […]

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First Ride of the Season…

The Mountain bike’s all tuned up and ready to go. I had it tuned up last month and it’s been sitting staring at me in the basement ever since. There is still snow in the woods here in Massachusetts, but that won’t phase us. The gang is ready for a good mud ride. Tomorrow.

If […]

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hello world

Hello World.

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