Monday, May 28, 2012

Manalapan/Englishtown Parade

Wife with a bike
Don't see that too often

I carried the chairs and the cooler on the back of the Greenway 

We were waving flags and people were calling out. COOL BIKE!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Spring Shower

Yesterday I rode 52 miles on a hazy hot humid day. I wished for a light sprinkle to cool me off. Today  I got that wish with some spring showers half way through my 26 mile ride.
Looking ominous

Started to rain

 It was a fun refreshing 5 mile ride in the rain.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Getting Reacquainted With An Old Friend

I rode my ICE T today after almost 3 months and 1400 miles, since acquiring my Greenway. It was strange to say the least. The seat angle seemed too reclined. I felt like I had to strain my neck to keep my head up. The bottom bracket seemed excessively high. I was having trouble keeping my feet on the pedals. My leg muscles were like lead. I had trouble propelling myself forward. I was concerned for my plans are to take this bike on GOBA in 3 weeks. The Greenway is just too big to transport on my Hyundai Accent. To compound matters today's temps were in the low 80's with oppressive humidity. I was not feeling the love. This trike was the love of my life for the last 6 yrs and 20k miles.What happened?
I rode 7 struggling miles to a meeting. Then I rode 10 somewhat better miles to pick up some papers at work  I then road another 10 more enjoyable miles to the store. Finally the last 3 miles home were as I remembered my favorite ride to be
I am glad it only took 30 miles to be able to get reacquainted with my old friend.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Another Awesome Day

Yesterday was a relaxing 51 miles over some beautiful rural roads. Today, with domestic obligations, I  managed  another 30 miles. The next few days call for rain.

Very Photogenic

More cyclists enjoying the day

Kayaking at Etra Lake Park

Saturday, May 19, 2012


                                                          Hear the birds
Bumped into my club friends at Clarksburg deli

Saturday, May 12, 2012

1st Commute of 2012

It was to be a beautiful day.  I left my house at 5:45 just as dawn was approaching. The air was cool with temps in the 50's. My 2nd mile from home is on a busy 4 lane road with no shoulder. Fortunately, at that time, there were no cars on the road. I continued for a few more miles through suburbia. You could smell the coffee brewing as people were getting up. I was in the zone enjoying the morning quiet. The last 4 miles are on a paved bike path. Nice! I arrived ready for the day. 8 hours later with bright sunshine and temps reaching 80 I made my relaxing ride home. A great way to decompress.  


Deserted intersection

Busy road (not at this hour)

Blinding sunrise

Bike path

Resting place for 8 hours

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nothing Special Day

30 Mile Ride



Rest Stop
Stopped for groceries

Gotta love it!

Monday, May 7, 2012


This cycling enthusiast cannot get enough. If I am not riding, I am either writing about it, talking to anyone who will listen, on the computer looking at bikes, accessories, forums, blogs, tours and travelogues. Anything that is remotely related to cycling is of interest to me. I live, eat, sleep and poop bikes. If you ask my wife what I am all about she will tell you Bikes! Bikes! Bikes! When you are a bike-a-holic like me you can't have enough bikes. Today I was looking for a place to ride. I decided to ride 25 miles to check out some recumbents at Jersey Bent, Economy Bikes in Hamilton. I love my new Greenway and it fills 90% of my needs and wants but, it is almost impossible to transport on my small car and is a bit slow for club rides. With that in mind I decided to try a Rans Formula Le and Bacchetta Bella at the shop. Both bikes performed beautifully but the Formula won my heart and seemed pretty quick and a good climber. I didn't care for the sling mesh seat and would probably swap it out for the standard Rans seat. Look at me I am already buying the bike. Unfortunately I am in no position to buy a new bike. I am however, always looking for a good used one. Shhhh!, don't tell my wife but I have my eye on a sweet used Tour Easy. I have to get some help!