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08-10-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 53
Posted By ZIPP2001

I'm not going to work today !

It's Monday and this is my first time taking a scheduled day off this year. I'm not one for taking time off and I haven't even taken a vacation in six years. I love what I do and always look forward...
08-08-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By ZIPP2001

It's been almost a year !

Father Ray has been saying for the last month that he really wants to try a trail ride again. But he's not a fan of the real hot weather we've had and so he's stayed away. So Thursday night I get the...
08-06-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By ZIPP2001

She's never disappointed me.:giver:

She's never disappointed me.:giver:
08-06-20, 06:05 PM
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Views: 358
Posted By ZIPP2001

She's Back !

Today I decided to pull the old girl old for a quick 15 mile ride rolling around the lake area by my house. Every time I take her out I wonder why I don't get her out more often, because she is a...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By ZIPP2001

Lake Monomonac Loop.

It's been over two weeks since I last took the road bike out. So after work today it was off to do my Lake Monomonac loop. I just love the roads around the lake because you can tell when you cross...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By ZIPP2001

There are two entry points off of route 140 in...

There are two entry points off of route 140 in Gardner. If you are on route 140 heading toward Winchendon they are on your left. The lower entrance is right across from the paved rail trail. The one...
08-01-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By ZIPP2001

Great Fat Bike adventure today !

Decided to take the fat bike to the upper entrance to The Darkside for some climbing and exploring fun. Little did I know that the exploring would involve a ton of climbing, and bring me out in a...
07-31-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By ZIPP2001

Great to be back at work !

. I love going to work and am glad I'm back doing my thing. I've got a couple of new ideas for some new product that I'll get feedback from our customers.. It doesn't always mean my ideas will come...
07-23-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By ZIPP2001

Cycling sure does help. Thankfully it's the slow...

Cycling sure does help. Thankfully it's the slow time of year because I've got a ton of clean up.
07-22-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By ZIPP2001

I needed that.

Today was a nice day to just head out to the woods and get away from the craziness of this week. The week started off in a very bad way. I'm always the first one in the shop and my office is on the...
07-18-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By ZIPP2001

Look who I found out in my woods !

It's been about ten days since I last visited the woods, so the itch was there to get out and play on the trails. The best part is that I ran into a really great rider and hooked up with them for...
07-11-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By ZIPP2001

Nope all hanging in the Bike Cave. ...

Nope all hanging in the Bike Cave.
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07-10-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,573
Posted By ZIPP2001

60 and my stable gives me several different...

60 and my stable gives me several different options for whatever mood I'm in. If I want to play in TT mode then I just jump on the old TT bike, it's not set-up as aggressive as in days past. If I...
07-10-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By ZIPP2001

Back to work !

Well our shop is opened back up and it's Friday. That can only mean one thing it's half day Friday, and time to ride. Being the weathermen said thunderstorm moving in early afternoon I decided to...
07-04-20, 07:45 PM
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Views: 248
Posted By ZIPP2001

Independence Day Exploring !

Today before our family cookout celebrating the 4th I went to explore the trails by my daughters house. They have been doing a lot of logging over the last year in the region so I ran into some tough...
06-28-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By ZIPP2001

Always great to have company and Dave and I were...

Always great to have company and Dave and I were running partners back in the early 70's.
06-28-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By ZIPP2001

Thanks Gigatt21, I really enjoy every...

Thanks Gigatt21,

I really enjoy every moment with my little grand buddies, and am hoping to have a riding partner or two as they get older.
06-26-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By ZIPP2001

I see you live in Massachusetts as I also do. I...

I see you live in Massachusetts as I also do. I live in Central Massachusetts and deal with two shops that have always been nothing but welcoming. Just last month took my two grand buddies to get new...
06-25-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By ZIPP2001

Great time with my Bestest Buddy !

It doesn't get much better than having my grandson call to see if he could come over for a ride. Jack is six and has had his new bike for about a month now. Where he lives all his riding is done in...
06-21-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,022
Posted By ZIPP2001

I've run into this guy two times in the same...

I've run into this guy two times in the same area, and he won the first one, and I got him on this one. Hoping we get the deciding match sometime this summer. It's all good and fun, and if that's how...
06-21-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,315
Posted By ZIPP2001

Some of my best rides have come when I just...

Some of my best rides have come when I just didn't feel like riding but pushed myself out the door anyway.
06-21-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,067
Posted By ZIPP2001

On my ride today as I was heading back into town...

On my ride today as I was heading back into town I hit the bike path again, and never saw anyone. But again the hottest part on the day and humidity is still high, just love it.
06-21-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,959
Posted By ZIPP2001

I spend a lot of time riding in the forth...

I spend a lot of time riding in the forth hilliest city in the US. We have over 40 climbs that I call thigh burners with grades of 15% - 33%. I run a 50/34 - 11/32 and have never not made it up a...
06-20-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By ZIPP2001

I had company today !

Most of my riding is done solo. But more and more I've been getting calls from friends who want to join me on the trails. Some have there own bikes and others don't, so my extra bikes are always...
06-20-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By ZIPP2001

The little grand buddies earned it.

The little grand buddies earned it.
06-19-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,067
Posted By ZIPP2001

Now that must be fun, and I wish we had that many...

Now that must be fun, and I wish we had that many miles of paths. I do have a hundred+ miles of dirt trails right in my backyard that I take the trail bikes on.
06-19-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,067
Posted By ZIPP2001

I very seldom use the bike path but it got me off...

I very seldom use the bike path but it got me off the road we call the raceway for 6 miles. This week alone the raceway has had three car accidents, so much prefer staying away from the drivers for a...
06-19-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,067
Posted By ZIPP2001

Empty bike path

The heat and humidity is finally moving in and that means the bike path will be pretty empty during the hottest part of the day. I seldom visit the bike path unless I know it's got light traffic on...
06-18-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By ZIPP2001

Mini Suffer-fest today !

The grand buddies came over for a fun 8 mile trail ride today. Jack is six and Ave is five, and they are still getting used to there new bikes. It was a nice warm one and I thru a little curve ball...
06-12-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By ZIPP2001

Welcome back Ed !

It's been a while since Ed and I rode together, and it was great to have him come play in the woods today. I'm mostly a solo rider but it is good to have company and I enjoy seeing Ed get more and...
06-11-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,831
Posted By ZIPP2001

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A single speed, time trial, and standard road bike for the pavement. A 29 plus...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By ZIPP2001

Round Two was a blast, and it's going to be fun...

Round Two was a blast, and it's going to be fun exploring this area throughout the summer.
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06-09-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By ZIPP2001

Great day Exploring New Trails !

Last week while on the trails in my backyard I came across another rider and we stopped and chatted for a bit. He had asked if I had ever ridden the trails in the next town over. I didn't even know...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By ZIPP2001

Central Mass. Gardner State Forrest

Today was my first visit to Gardner State Forrest right on rte.140 near the Winchendon town line. Wow can't believe some of the trails that are out there, it was such a blast I'll revisit again...
Forum: Triathlon
06-08-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By ZIPP2001

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This was my daily ride for almost 10 year.
06-06-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By ZIPP2001

Brings back great memories !

At one time this bike was my dailly ride for almost 10 years. We've done countless climbs up Mt. Wachusett and Mt. greylock together, along with 100's of TT's. We've been on many centuries and...
06-06-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By ZIPP2001

Thanks ! just having fun and sharing my backyard...

Thanks ! just having fun and sharing my backyard playground.
06-03-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By ZIPP2001

Old Carbon Bike !

Well I decided to pull out the old single speed bike (27 years old) and go play around the closed campground areas. It's such a blast riding her, I have to remember to pull her out of the Bike Cave...
06-02-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By ZIPP2001

New shoe day !

Well today I finally got out on the 29 plus bike with it's new shoes. I took her out to dance for a tad under 3 hour, but the legs were in non-dance mode. The legs just didn't feel strong before the...
05-30-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By ZIPP2001

I Bought New Shoes !

I've been needing new shoes on the Stache plus bike since the beginning of the year. Just haven't had any other reason to drive 30 miles to the bike shop to get them. But today I had to go check out...
05-28-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By ZIPP2001

I know all those roads quite well and Pack...

I know all those roads quite well and Pack Monadnock is a fun thigh burner I played on many moons ago. Raced the Longsjo back in the day and I still work right next to the crit course in the center...
05-28-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By ZIPP2001

As we know the road offer a whole different kind...

As we know the road offer a whole different kind of challenge.
05-28-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By ZIPP2001

Massachusetts weather can be rather fun, and the...

Massachusetts weather can be rather fun, and the traffic hasn't slowed to much in my area even with businesses being shutdown.
05-28-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By ZIPP2001

I did just miss a few little potholes that I just...

I did just miss a few little potholes that I just didn't see soon enough going from sun to shade. With my bad back it's almost impossible for me to get into my drops. The camping area is thinking...
05-28-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By ZIPP2001

Well we did the same amount of miles, this climb...

Well we did the same amount of miles, this climb has a max of 12% at the start and averages out at 5%, it's 1.2 miles long. I did two other climbs that are over a mile long, one tougher and one...
05-28-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By ZIPP2001

Got out later than expected and Wachuestts is...

Got out later than expected and Wachuestts is about a 45 mile round trip, so stayed near by for a 31 mile ride.
05-27-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By ZIPP2001

Let's Climb !

Well we finally have some warmer temps moving in, at least for a few days. So why not go drag my old Clydesdale butt up a few climbs on a nice warm day. I've been putting off doing a tune up on my...
05-23-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By ZIPP2001

It's all good rumrunn6 been getting the house all...

It's all good rumrunn6 been getting the house all in order, because we might be putting it on the market in the Fall. I've been able to get more riding in also which is a big win for me. I stay in...
05-21-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By ZIPP2001

Thanks BlazingPedals ! I can't complain with my...

Thanks BlazingPedals ! I can't complain with my backyard and the fun that it offer me. Been moving to the trails instead of the road more and more.
05-18-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By ZIPP2001

Trail Ride x 2 !

How can you not have a Great day when you get out on the trails twice in the same day. John had called me Saturday to see if he could join me on a trail ride Sunday. John hasn't been out with me for...
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