Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Here are a few photos from this afternoon's ride. The temperature was close to 60 degrees with no wind - almost perfect day for fall cycling! I crossed the drawbridge between Grand Haven and Ferrysburg, then cycled up to North Shore Dr. and over to Cherokee Dr. and passed our new home-to-be, circled through Coast Guard Park and back on North Shore to Ferry Park, where these photos were taken. I crossed the drawbridge back into Grand Haven and cycled through Harbor Island to the boardwalk downtown. I will post more photos tomorrow, so stay tuned.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Here are a few photos from Colorburst 2009, near Lowell, MI. I completed the 30 mile route in about 3 hours. The temperature was 37 degrees at 9 am and 48 degrees at Noon, but the sun finally came out and burned off the fog about halfway through the ride. The first couple photos were taken at the 15 mile rest stop at Townsend Park and the last photo was at the final rest stop about 5 miles from the finish in Fallasburg Park. It looked like they had a good turnout, as the parking lot was completely full. About halfway through the ride, I tried to shift out of the big ring gear and found out that it wouldn't shift. Looks like I need to take it to the shop.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This evening I rode north across the drawbridge right after work. I checked out the bike path that runs through the village of Spring Lake, right along the boardwalk and along the shore of Spring Lake. The top photo shows lakeside condos on the left and nice boats docked near the path on the right. The bottom photo shows the boardwalk next to the Holiday Inn in Spring Lake. The bike path cuts through the motel parking lot right after the drawbridge.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Apparently, you were to cycle a 30 mile race, stopping to eat donuts every so often. They would knock 3 minutes off your time for every donut you eat. Greenville is a small town just NE of Grand Rapids, MI.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Here is another video from Sunday afternoon. This was taken from the North Pier near Grand Haven and Ferrysburg, MI. The wind was strong Sunday, but even worse on Monday. Winds were up to 60 mph along the beach and only 30-40 mph further inland. You can see videos of 18 foot waves on the local newspaper website: http://grandhaventribune.com
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Our group took off promptly at 8:30 am, heading east on Comstock and Mercury towards 104th St. Bill and Tom (our group leader) took turns pulling. I tried for a mile or so, but pulling at 19 mph was a bit much for me since I hadn't put in the miles in August necessary to do this. Both Bill and Tom were about the same age as I am. We also had (Kevin), who was in his 20's s far as I could tell. We had a great time, with a total of 32 miles. I averaged 18 mph over 1 hour 47 minutes. My cyclecomputer also read 33 mph as the top speed, but I'm not sure where this was as we didn't have any hills. Hmmm.
We arrived back at Loose Spokes around 10:15 am and enjoyed free coffee and breakfast bars & granola. Jack told us about the new Fuji and Bianchi bikes, and we enjoyed talking with the other riders! A most enjoyable ride! However, I defintely need to put in more miles during the week.