Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Need cross-training equipment?

The annual CHRHS Ski Team Ski Sale is being held this weekend. Stop by!


Friday, October 23, 2009

Last Ride This Weekend!

I hope everyone has had a good Fall. We are looking to have one more ride this weekend. The forecast for Saturday sounds awful. However, if it's not raining at 7:30am, we'll ride.

If it is raining at 7:30am, we'll move it to Sunday, if there is question about moving the ride to Sunday, check the blog.

Thanks and see you this weekend!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

9/27 Ride Report

Great spin on a chilly but clear and beautiful Saturday morning. It looked at first like it might just be Alden and me with cold fingers, but we were joined by Morgan, Geoff, and Ken. Geoff continued on to the Common Ground Fair from Belmont, and Morgan flew up Moody Mountain like he was on a motorcycle.

I'm not sure if I'll make it out next Saturday, as I'm planning on doing the Cadillac Century on the Sunday:


Alden and Ken are thinking of doing the 100 miles. I've heard rumors of Jason perhaps making it? Brad?

Also, Morgan had an idea for a final fall Camden Enduro ride- something involving all the big hills in the area followed by cold beverages. More details from Morgan.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Ride on for 9/19

Way to go Jason Gallant!

It's been a hectic 6 weeks for me but things are starting to slow down.

We had a three man ride last weekend. Alden from Searsmont is sporting a new Cervelo Soloist and he's flying. Ken and I noticed a huge improvement with him.

Ride is on for Saturday (tomorrow) I assume Bill will be leading the charge as long as he doesn't stay in bed.

I'll be down in Bradbury for the 12 hour. Gabe F is also taking part in the race.

There was some chatter about the Bar H century not happening. It is happening on Oct. 4th. I'll be at a family reunion. I have missed most family holidays with my line of work as of late so I need to attend this one.

I hope everyone has a good weekend!

Monday, August 10, 2009

August 8th ride

We had a great group of 9 cyclists for the Saturday ride. The race up Moody Mountain was epic with Gabe pipping Eric at the line after the latter bridged up from behind. Dana flew up the hill as well.

Alden recorded some data from his on board GPS:

Save Sunday, October 4th for the Cadillac Challenge Century:

See you out on the road!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Week of 8/3

Perfect weather, great pace, and little wind created a great ride last Saturday.  We had seven riders show up.  Everything is on for the  ride this Saturday.  I'll be in NH for the 12 hour race, Ken Foster is in Italy. Erik and Bill will run the ride. 

I hope everyone has a good week.  If anyone is interested in learning more about triathlon, Matt Boobar, an XTERRA pro, from Rockport is having a clinic tonight at Maine Sport at 6pm.  Matt is a great athlete.  I coached with him this winter and he's a great resource.  

Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hello Sun!

I just got back from a good 80 minute spin. Great conditions this morning. It looks like the ride took place on sat with 4 attendees.  

Brad, Jason, and I did the Lobster Century.  It was incredible!  I was a bit nervous because I had ridden three hours once this year and it was back in April.  We started the ride off thinking we would go real slow for the first 50.  But after we started we settled in to a fast pace, leading the ride with  a club from Prince Edward Island.   I ran into my old boss from the Coastal Nordic Ski Club, Charlie, as well as his riding buddy from Yarmouth.  We also picked up Roberto, an engineering professor from Argentina, and developed into a pack of six.  We rode through Camden and then started off on the exact same Saturday Bagel route that we do.  We has a rest stop at Belmont corner and rode back to Rock.  

After the 50 mi rest stop legs were draggy but we got back into a nice groove.  The wind picked up riding down the PC Peninsula.  As we stopped at 75 mi we were surprised at how well we felt.  We picked up the pace riding back to Rockland and finished strong.  We ended up averaging 19.8 mph and all agreed that we could ride a lot faster.  It was a great confidence builder as well as a great bonding experience.  It was a positive energy event that raised money for BCM.  We are all fired up to get a group to do the Bar Harbor Century on 10/4.  Mark your calendar!

All of us have been consistent with the Saturday Bagel rides.  We all agreed that even though the ride is only 90 minutes long, it does a lot for overall conditioning.  We'll see you this Saturday at 7:30am.  

I'll be in Great Glen on 8/8.  

Have a good week.  If anyone is up for a 5:30am road or mountain bike ride this week send me an email.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saturday Ride

Great spin yesterday, but only four of us- Mike, Leon, Dana, and I. I believe others were riding the Century? How did that go?

Here's hoping for big numbers next week!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Week of 7/20

I had a hell of a ride this last Saturday in the rain.  With the rain and the Hope Tri going on I rode solo.  Congrats on those who did the Hope Tri.   Everything is on for the ride this Saturday.  Jason Gallant, myself, and whoever else will be down at the Lobster Century in Rockland.  All info regarding the ride is at http://www.bikemaine.org/lobsterride/index.html .

Bill O'brien is back from the UK so he'll probably be leading the Saturday ride.  I'm gone again next weekend for the mountain bike race in NH.  

Have a good rest of the week!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 11th Ride Report

Seven riders made it out for a glorious Saturday ride; numbers were down slightly due to the Maine Bike Rally in Fryeburg and a triathlon in Connecticut. There was something for everyone: conversational pace from the Bagel Cafe to the end of Slab City Road, quick paceline along Green Acre Road, and an attack to the base of the Moody Mountain climb with surges and counterattacks to the summit. All in all, it could have been a stage from Le Tour.

Speaking of Le Tour, riders shared the tip that the race is streamed live on Versus for free.

Some riders will be racing in the Hope Triathlon next Saturday, but others will meet at the Bagel Cafe between 7:15 and 7:30 for another great ride.

The following Saturday, July 25th is the annual Lobster Ride century. It promises to be a great ride- post in the comments if you plan to be there.

Keep spinning,


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Week of 6/30

We had 7 riders show up for the ride last week.  It was another fog and drizzle laden morning but it was a great ride.  Grant, a firefighter from  Florida joined us on the ride.  He was fast on the flats but hadn't ridden hills in years.  The Green Acre sprint has been a home run and it will stick. There was a photo finish last week with Eric Gutheinz taking the prize. 

21 days of rain in June, this after a great first week of the month.  Pretty depressing but it happens.  This Saturday, the 4th appears to be the first sign of brightness on weather.com in weeks.  We'll ride from the Bagel at 7:30 as usual.  Bill O'Brien is back from Italy as well.  

Keep thinking about the Lobster Century  at the end of the month!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

6/20 Drizzle Ride Report

Four braved the elements today on the Bagel Cruise.  Brad Scott, myself, and Michael from Bulldog engines (check out his website www.bdogeng.com ) took off from for the ride.  We were joined by Geoff Scott who caught up to us at Maiden Cliff.   We  started with some steady drizzle but all warmed up after the first hill on RT 52.  We rode at a leisurely pace but we all figured that we wouldn't have ridden in the rain if the ride were not taking place.  Good paceline out on Green Acre, Brad took a great pull to start off the Belmont Corner Sprint.  

July 25th is the Maine Lobster Ride and Roll Century.  It starts in Rockland and covers most of the rides we ride on.  I'm doing it to get ready for the Great Glen 12 hour.  It might be fun to get a group out to ride.  All info is at http://bikemaine.org/calendar.htm

If someone is interested in leading another ride consistently during the week some time, let me know,  I'll put it on the blog.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

6/13 Ride Report

We had nine riders ride take part in the Bagel ride yesterday morning.  The conditions were fantastic with warm sunshine and the smell of summer.  We rode at a decent pace and I noticed that everyone is getting stronger as the season progresses.  Yesterday was the first time that we had a sprint zone out on Green Acre Road.  After a bit of confusion on where the line was, Bill O'brien stormed away from the field to win the sprint.  Bill will be away for the next two weeks, cycling with a bunch of friends in Italy, I need to become a teacher.

On the Moody Mountain climb, Eric Gutheinz was king of the mountain as he accelerated up the long climb with ease.  Eric has been getting stronger on the climb every week.  The altitude background is kicking in.

Ken Foster has suggested getting some photos of the ride and Gabe Finkelstein happened to bring his camera yesterday, thanks Gabe!  So I set up this blog as a better way to communicate.  Give me your input on the name.  Also, does anyone want to see any more rides or should we keep it as a casual Saturday morning cruise?   Let Bill and myself know if you have any suggestions / feedback etc.  I'd love to get a midweek morning mountain bike on the schedule as well. 

Let's keep trying to grow this ride!  We had two riders come from the Belfast Club yesterday which was great.  We are on again for next Saturday morning for the ride at 7:30 am from the Camden Bagel.

Have a good week!