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Tag : Bicycle

30 May 2011

Tour of Somerville is always a challenge to get a different photo

I’ve photographed the Tour of Somerville since 1988, when it was the hottest day ever at the bicycle race. At least it was the hottest I’ve seen. Fellow photographer Dean Curtis and I thought we would kick everyone’s ass even though neither of us had every photographed bicycle racing before. We had tons of photos, many of them good and we had a great plan for covering the winner crossing the line. Dean was one side of the street and […]

25 May 2010

What’s good: A clean bicycle

After a long, wet ride along the Jersey shore through sand, salt and crushed sea shells, my bike was a mess. So it got its first bath of the year after I got home from work. I took a bike repair class at High Gear Cyclery before I did my cross country ride. I thought it might be smart to be able to fix my bike if I broke down in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t use any of […]

23 May 2010

What’s good: Riding for a cause

Today was Day 2 of the Coast The Coast bicycle ride to raise money for MS. It was again scheduled to be 85 miles. After riding 85 yesterday, I didn’t think I had the strength to make it that far again today. Teammates Kathy, Stephanie and I latched on to a pack of 20 riders from Team Trane in the morning and used the power of the pack to pull along at an 18 MPH pace. Using the same energy, […]

22 May 2010

What’s good: Friends on the beach

The cool part of the ride was that Marilyn Dillon and Brian Horton invited the team to stay at their Long Beach Island home, which sure beat sleeping on a gymnasium floor with tons of smelly riders.

22 May 2010

What’s good: 85 miles, Day 1

Somehow I thought it would be a good idea to ride my bike 170 miles in two days to raise money to fight MS. Thanks to the help of my friends, I raised over $600. The not-so-good idea was not getting into great shape before attempting the ride. I made it through the first day, but it wasn’t pretty. The last 20 miles was tough, but I got through with the help of teammates Kathy and Stephanie. Tomorrow is another […]

18 May 2010

What’s good: Having a place to park your bike

There’s a bike rack I go past every night when taking the dogs for a walk. It is a cool metal sculpture in a small park near a kiddie pool. I’ve never seen any bikes parked at the rack but I’m usually there at night. I’m assuming there is some heavy message with the arrow, since this weekend I’m doing a two-day 170 bicycle ride to raise money for MS. I’m in shape to ride about 40 miles, so I’m […]

01 May 2010

What’s good: Getting a greeting from a real horse

Yesterday I photographed the strange horse statue, today it is a real horse. I was on a grueling bike ride with Kathy Johnson through the Hunterdon County countryside. We are training for the upcoming MS Coast the Coast ride in three weeks. Please donate! It was over 95 degrees, which I’m not acclimated to and we were planning on doing 35-40 miles but I could barely make 25. As we were heading back to the cars, I saw two horses […]