Monday, March 19, 2007

last snow?

Most of New England was blanketed with a thick and sloppy coating of snow on Friday..Just when you think your in the clear! wham..more snow. The Wednesday before temperatures were near 70 and I was commuting to work in short sleeves..(Just a teaser of weather to come I guess).
This Sunday we rolled in a three man group to cover most every town on the north shore. Sean had recently returned from the Pyrenees of Spain. He toyed with us mere mortals for just under 3 hours. Brad had a strong ride, looks like all that trail running has kept that brother in check through the cold New Hampshire winter.
I got reacquainted with my steel hardtail, then lent it to Brad to see what he thought...he proceeded to ride it from Gloucester to Topsfield and once there I had to wrestle it from out beneath his spandex clad ass. I am guessing he liked it.
I wonder if Glen's plan worked out.. pretty ingenious actually, using web technology to permit trail riding. I was trying to talk Glen into freezing his face off on the road with us, but after he checked some webcams of Cape Cod he jumped in his car for a couple hours drive to ride in the woods where he saw no snow on the net. I'd like to check that one out next time.


wraith said...

did you ride the 29 or his road bike?

Andy said...

I wiped the grime and muck off the exile and even lubed the chain.

nothin' like the winter bike...preps you to feel super human on a race bike.

hey, update your blog when your shop is operational. I want to see whats going on up there.

wraith said...

So brads just super human? I plan to update the blog as soon as I figure it out. Alot of things to learn so little time.

Sean said...


That was a great ride. I don't normally hit those coastal towns; great roads over there; also fun to mix it up on those dirt sections. I was actually not in the Pyrenees of Spain but the Sierra Nevadas, and also I was definitely feeling our ride; don't know how you guys pulled it off on those mtb bikes. Thats hardcore. Brad towed us all the way from Gloucester to Essex on 26" knobby tires into a stiff headwind. Man is an animal. What's this trail running stuff? I need some of that..

Andy said...

Glad you liked the ride, can't wait to do some epic woods rides. First day of spring is tomorrow!

oh yeah, as for's what you do when the biking trails are too muddy, your bike is in a complete state of disrepair, or you are a mutant/minimalist trail runner like bev.

wraith said...

I heard he was a red-neck who drinks lots of beer an shoots guns... But I guess that describes most of the live free or die types. He made a comment about needing some base miles. I guess I have my work cut out for me seeing as I don't plan to be on the bike for another month or two. But I can drink beer with the best of them!