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 ) 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

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!