Friday, July 30, 2010

Saturday rides going strong!

We've been hitting a dozen or more riders each Saturday- high of 15. Rides will continue through the rest of the summer and into the fall.

Come out for a spin! 7:15 at the Bagel Cafe in Camden.

Friday, June 18, 2010


Although there hasn't been much online action, I hear that the rides have been great. Looking forward to tomorrow!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Last week's group was rather small, as our triathletes were out dominating the Waldo County tri. Nice job, Carrie and Jason!

Tomorrow looks to be a great day. After getting my butt kicked by Dana on Point Lookout yesterday, I'm looking forward to revenge on Moody Mountain.

See you at the Bagel Cafe at 7:15!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

thursday point lookout and saturday bagel spin

Hi cyclists-

Unless it is pouring, Dana and I are going to do some Point Lookout repeats this afternoon from 4:30 onwards.

Bagel ride is on this Saturday at 7:15. We're getting a steady 10+ each week. Great riding!


Thursday, April 29, 2010


Looking forward to a great ride Saturday...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This Saturday (4/24) is the Camden Enduro

I hope everyone has had a good week. The Saturday ride this week is the infamous Camden Enduro loop. It starts at the Bagel at 7:30 and heads up Barnetown hill, Hope Hill, High St, steep side of Moody Mountain, back down 105, rest break at Hope general store (this could be a good spot to peel off as well), then go right up Hatchet, over to Route 17, and up the steep side of Cleary Hill. When I've done it in the past I would ride the flats slowly and save the energy for the hills. This is a great loop and will really help make you strong. The loop ends up being 54 miles. If you want to make it shorter then you can go straight back to Camden after the Hope General Store.

It's been a great week. The trails at the Snow Bowl are in great shape, all raked and buffed.

Have a good rest of the week!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

No ride 4/17

I'm seeing a bit of ice on the ground. Anyone want to do three hours Sunday morning?


Friday, March 26, 2010

Ride is on for 3/27

Dress Warmly!! See you around 7:15 for a cup at the Bagel!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Week of 3/22 Update

Great ride this weekend! 13 attendees, great for March. Warm temps made the conditions great. We were all pretty groggy still but had a great five-man pace line on Green Acre. Gabe F. ran away with the sprint.

It's supposed to get colder this week. The low Friday night is supposed to be 15 degrees. So when it's cold on Saturday put on an extra layer and come ride! It should warm up quickly. I still can't believe the month we've had. See you Saturday.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Great First Ride!

Yesterday we had nine riders show up for the first Bagel ride of the season. We had several new riders. Several of last years "regulars" could not make it. So it looks promising for growing the ride participation this year. The pace stayed manageable for good reason. With this being the first ride everyone was pretty cooked at the end of the ride. Casey Leonard suggested a Tuesday/ Thursday element be added to the schedule this year. It might be nice to have a mountain bike ride on Tuesdays. I'm a strong advocate for a consistent schedule. A tentative schedule could be:

Saturdays: Bagel Ride
Tuesdays: Snow Bowl 5:30pm-6:45pm
Thursdays: Road ride 5:30am-6:30am?? Mill St. loop..???

Let me know your thoughts. Also see the Twitter comment. There is a St. Patty's ride from Bikesenjava on this Wednesday.

Keep spreading the word about the rides. Longer days now should help out the riding. Have a great week.

Monday, March 8, 2010

High Tech

Two new additions for this year:

Up to the minute information (rain cancellations, ride announcements, etc.) on Twitter: camdenendurance. Tweets can go directly to your phone as text messages or you can follow on the blog at right.

One email address to send a note to the group: Messages are archived here: Invite other riders!

See you out there...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Who would have thought?

Bill O riding this morning.

March 6th and great riding! I got out on the mountain bike on Tuesday this week. I was out on the roads for the first time. I was cruising down Molyneaux Road when Casey L. caught up with me on his single speed. We rode in the woods for a few minutes. 

Yesterday I rode behind Maine Sport for a loop. The conditions were great. There was frost in the ground which kept things firm. There was one small mud spot. If the weather stays dry the woods should be in good shape in a few weeks. 

Today, Bill O'Brien and I did a nice loop and decided to get the Saturday Bagel Rides going again. So, next Saturday, March 13th the rides will start. We will meet at the Bagel at 7:15am and leave at 7:30am. We plan on doing the same route as last year and plan to go with the same format. We were winded today, I'm thinking that the rides will be chill for several weeks. Let us know if you have any feedback for the ride formats this year.

Have a good week. If all goes well see you next Saturday!

Morgan and Bill

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bill and Richard

In the above photo: high hands, forward position maintained with bent ankles, they are leaning into the hill from their ankles, not the hips..the third skier is back a bit..
Above: Check out the shin angles, less than 90...

above: liz could probably bend a few degrees more from the ankle and less from the hip

above: check out the photo from Andy Newell (middle in the red)..curved shoulders, bent ankles, hips forward...consistency with pole angle, shin angles, and torso angles.. neandrathal(?) position