La vie de vélo

Adventures in cycling and life

Blast from the past

Our american airlines flight back to San Diego was mysteriously canceled this morning.. good thing i checked my email before we left at 3:00! So we leave on sunday instead. Great. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me.

I’ve been doing some cross-training to keep my fitness including some XC sking, a few 3 to 4 mile runs, my homebrew pilates workout and some snow shoveling. Enough already. I was pissed at life and it was time to pedal again.

I took advantage of the extra day to do a road ride around my ole stomping grounds north of New Milford CT. The weather was a balmy 38 degrees with lots of moisture and a 100% chance of crappy grey overcast fog. But it was beautiful nonetheless.

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I biked out to Kent via Sherman, Webatuk, NY and Bulls Bridge. Then back through south kent and gaylordsville.

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About 38 miles and 2.5 hours of good steady low-rpm rolling hills and big gear tempo riding.
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The best part was my gear .. I brought no cycling gear with me so I had to scrounge what I could from my dad. A 10-speed Trek road bike with friction shifting, some old running clothes and neon-orange hunting vest rounded out my stylish ensemble for the day. Classic.
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Just goes to show you can have a fantastic ride without having the latest and greatest gear.

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December 27, 2008 - Posted by | ride_report

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