Sunday, September 15, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
A little warmer and more humid for part of the week, but crisper, fall-like weather has returned. We're starting to get a little color on some of the trees now - not much, but it's starting. Fall comes a little earlier in New England than down south. And it's a good time to ride some class 3-speeds over the road here in Connecticut.
Riding over-the-road rather than on a repeating circuit or a track is challenging, but it is also rewarding. Even if it is a round-trip to a local park or lake a few miles away, it's always nice to go from Point A to Point B and back using the roads as they present themselves to you. I also enjoy riding on bike trails quite a lot, and I think to get the most of riding, it's good to mix road riding and bike trail riding to you take in a fair bit of each.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
The very late summer and early fall is a mix of sorts - less daylight than during the summer, but generally the best riding weather of the year. Today was no exception: it's getting dark earlier, but wonderful weather for a ride. Cool and dry weather is the best, in my book.
So here are a few pictures of a ride on my 1947 Schwinn New World on the always excellent Farmington River Trail in Collinsville. This evening, I rode from Collinsville down to Unionville and back. It's a pleasant, relatively easy ride. There are a few bumps along the way, but nothing terrible. It's a great trail.