Sunday, September 25, 2011

I'm Back!!!

Just got back from vacation, not exactly as planned, but still an interesting adventure.
Today I got out on my 1st 25 miler in over 2 weeks, nice.  I thought it would be cooler, but temps were in the the high 70's with little wind and mostly cloudy.  The fact that there was no rain made it quite a great riding day.  I noticed the weather over the last 2 weeks was unusually cold and expected the same on my return, but things warmed up.  September and October have turned out to be my favorite riding months of the year.  Anyway the fairing was over kill for today but still fun.  It added great bling, did nothing to increase or decrease my average speed, but what it did do is add many thumbs up and cool bike.
Nice to be home and get back on my bike.

Friday, September 9, 2011

No Posts for 3 Weeks

We will be heading out for a 3 week vacation.  We expect to enjoy this much needed time off and hope that you will have some fair weather riding also.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Summer's End

Summer's end
so sad

Getting ready for vacation
so glad

Getting ready for Fall and Winter
Streamer Fairing mount
 Looks like today will be my last ride for summer.  Managed just a 25 miler before the rain sets in.  The next 3 days look bad as far as rain goes.  Friday looks good but I have to finalize all packing for our upcoming 3 week trip starting Saturday.  I closed the pool yesterday which is always sad.  The RV is gased up and ready to go for our 3 week adventure and exploration of the Natchez Trace Parkway.  This is the time we usually take our vacation as September is our wedding anniversary and a great time to travel.  This year we are fortunate to get 3 weeks off which allows us to explore farther areas.  My wife doesn't cycle much, but I do bring 2 Dahon folders to ride around the campsites.  I have added my Streamer fairing mount to my trike so I will be ready for the Fall and Winter when we return.  I find the Fall one of the best seasons to ride.  I look forward to our upcoming trip and break from life's challenges and my return to a new season of cycling.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

No Pictures Today

I have been riding the last 5 days after hurricane Irene.  The weather has been absolutely perfect.  Low 80's, light winds, no humidity and abundant sunshine.  I have been riding my usual routes with slight variations, to keep it interesting, through Millstone Township.  I would like to venture to other areas but the cycling in these parts is bike and people friendly.  These are rural winding roads with horse farms, tree covered lanes, minor hills and minimal motor traffic.  It is common ground to both cyclists and motorcyclists.  The atmosphere is calm and friendly.  I would like to venture out more in NJ but that would mean taking my car or doing multi-day, overnight rides, something I should investigate further.  The northern area of NJ is slightly mountainous or very hilly, but in either case very pretty and should provide great cycling.  Unfortunately, campgrounds, both state and private are very expensive, so moteling would probably be a better option.
I am preparing for a 3 week vacation with my wife next week.  She doesn't ride, but it will be an adventure and an exciting exploration as always.