Sunday, September 15, 2019

1930s Phillips 3-Speed - Farmington River Trail

Nice day for a ride here, though lots of walkers and joggers on the trail make the going a bit slow. This 1930s Phillips is a great bike for a leisurely, weekend ride.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Nice Fall Evenings

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

Losing Daylight, but Good Weather

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.