Entries from What I Really Think tagged with 'biking'

Le Tour

I have over 40 videos I took today but I wanted to get this one uploaded quickly. Our view of the Tour....

This Morning's Ride

This morning Chris and I went for a bike ride. We rode past Lahaina for a few miles, and then turned up towards the mountains. Rumor had it that after a climb (911 feet), there's a path that runs...

Why I Ride/Hike

Brad commented a few days ago that our trip with all the hard rides, and sliding down mountains doesn't sound like much of vacation and he wondered why I do it. There are a few reasons, but first let me...

Double Ferry Ride

Last year when we came to Vermont, Chris and I scoured www.bikely.com, looking for potential bike rides. We came across the GMBC Double Ferry ride GMBC Double Ferry Ride Share your bike routes @ Bikely.com And we thought that would...

Biker Kills Husband on Highlands Road

It came pretty darn close to that on our ride yesterday. Humbled again and forced off the bike. Though Chris likes to say, it's because we did two hard rides, two days in a row, so we were tired. Whatev,...

A Fledgling Disaster - Not!

Some of you may remember this entry from our last trip to Vermont, I'll Take a Century any Day. It describes the first ride we did in Vermont. Well, this year, we decided to do it again - sort of...

Hiking, Biking and Bears - Not Really

So what do you do when you wake up at 5:00 in the morning and your husband is snoring cheerfully beside you? Get out of bed, turn on the computer and see if your daughter has updated her blog from...

Vermont Itinerary - Sort of

Stowe Pinnacle View With all the commotion over Becky's departure, I totally haven't focused on my own departure Saturday to Vermont! Chris has really stepped up and done a bunch of planning (in regards to hikes and bike rides)...

Potential Bike Rides

When we head up to Vermont next month, we're hoping to do three or four bike rides over the course of the week. One we know we'll do is a repeat of the first ride from last summer's vacation, the...

Bike Training Begins Again ... and Guilt Along With It

So I've been languishing these past few months. Watching the scale slow creep up and my bike gather a bit of dust in the corner of the bedroom (I moved it indoors when the cold, wet weather hit, though yesterday...

Bike Ride From Hell

The next time someone from Vermont tells you that a bike ride has rolling hills, don't believe them! Those hills are mountains to you and me. So yesterday was our 1/2 Century Ride that we were doing through the Mad...

I'll Take a Century Any Day

Yesterday morning Chris and I went for our first Vermont bike ride. We had decided to do the Stowe City Weekend ride first published by the Green Mountain Bike Club. We found the route on bikely.com, which lists maps and...

Packing List Part 1

Yes, it's everybody's favorite time, time where I divulge the intrictate secrets of my packing list! Yes, feel free to skip this entry, but I like having a place where I can reference what I took on previous trips and...

Cool Store in Stowe

Chris found this cool looking store in Stowe: Col d'Lizard. I think we'll have to pop in for a visit. Maybe they can make our custom bike shirts, the ones with the pig on them that say, "I break for...

105.75 in 94

Well, yesterday was the day. I had trained well, since January really, when I did the Cooking Light Personal Coach for Cycling which was supposed to get you ready for a 25-mile ride. Most of the work for this I...

Strangers on some Bikes

Yesterday I met Neil from the Bike Forums for a ride along the D&R Canal Tow Path. It's a great stretch of compacted dirt (so I thought) and shaded trees, that runs along the canal from New Brunswick to Trenton....

Stowe Bike Club

Well, doing a Google search on Vermont Bike Clubs turned up this: Stowe Bike Club. Which is good because I'm hoping it will be a resource for us in planning some biking routes for our trip. We're hoping to do...

Chris Saved a Life Today

Today we woke at 5:40 to do our long ride. We had to be back by 9:45 to drive Becky to school for drama rehearsal, thus the early morning start. Yet again, I meant to bring a camera and forgot...

Why Did The Pedestrian Walk on the Wrong Side of The Road

To get hit by the gal on the bike! Okay - I haven't hit a pedestrian ... yet. But riding on the boulevard on LBI (Long Beach Island) it's only a matter of time. Wasn't everyone taught as a child,...

Ying and Yang

I need to take a camera with me when I ride. Sometimes you see something that just captures you. Sometimes it's the juxtaposition of the things you see....

Yes, I Know It's Been a While

Okay - I admit it, originally I was going to blog all about my weight loss/getting fit experiences. And I admit, I've been incredibly lax about doing this (you see that picture next to procrastination in the dictionary? Well that's...