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09-26-20, 05:22 PM
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Fall is in the air.
09-26-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By ZIPP2001

We'll rent an apartment for a bit as we will...

We'll rent an apartment for a bit as we will start the process of building onto our daughter and son-in-laws house. I'll be closer to my old riding grounds of 30 years ago, with plenty of hills and...
09-26-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By ZIPP2001

I guess I was trying to rush 2020 out of the...

I guess I was trying to rush 2020 out of the picture. :)
09-25-20, 08:03 PM
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Views: 200
Posted By ZIPP2001

Nice Fall ride and great news on the house

I've been busy on the house the last few months and my riding took a little hit. So as Fall was approaching I was getting close to putting our house on the market. Hoping it would now free up a...
09-17-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By ZIPP2001

I just was going over a little tree down and my...

I just was going over a little tree down and my front tire came down into a groove between two rocks. Then the wheel got yanked to the right and I went over the bars. I wear clipless but it would...
09-16-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By ZIPP2001

I did catch a rock to the ribs, and am nursing a...

I did catch a rock to the ribs, and am nursing a couple cracked ribs. But it's all good and I'm enjoying a little extra pain which just makes things more fun.
09-12-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By ZIPP2001

Welcome back and it takes time to build up...

Welcome back and it takes time to build up stamina, just enjoy the ride it it will come.
09-04-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By ZIPP2001

I live above you in Massachusetts and ride in the...

I live above you in Massachusetts and ride in the winter on the trails and it's a blast. Where I live it's big snowmobile country so they groom the trails when we get enough snow and studded tires...
09-04-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By ZIPP2001

That's going to leave a mark !

Let's start the long holiday weekend off with a half day Friday and a field trip to Leominster State Forrest. I decided to explore an area that I have yet to visit and spend a tad over three hours...
09-03-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By ZIPP2001

Some fun and challenging trails at both Gardner...

Some fun and challenging trails at both Gardner State Forest, and Leominster State Forest. I do a lot of my riding in the Lake Dennison region which is 800 yards from my front door. It has about 100...
09-03-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By ZIPP2001

It's about 800 yards from my front door and over...

It's about 800 yards from my front door and over 100 miles of all sorts of trails, so I can't complain.
09-02-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By ZIPP2001

Beyond the Darkside has some tough mud puddles so...

Beyond the Darkside has some tough mud puddles so I always take them a little slower than the regular area that I ride. I learned that lession last year on a visit when I went into one at speed and...
08-28-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By ZIPP2001

Why did the cyclist cross the road ?

It's half day Friday so it means almost 4 hours of fun on the bike. So I head out for an adventure beyond The Darkside to do a lot of climbing. Much to my surprise the horses are now beyond The...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-24-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By ZIPP2001

It's such a fun bike and turned out to be an all...

It's such a fun bike and turned out to be an all year round bike for me.
08-23-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By ZIPP2001

Back in the saddle !

Can't believe it's only my second ride of the year on the old TT bike. The two local club time trails have been gone for years and I don't do anymore ultra distance racing. So after pulling her out...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-20-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By ZIPP2001

Giant Yukon 2 Fat Bike

I've had my Giant Yukon 2 since December of last year. I wanted an extra winter bike and thought it would be my main ride for winter. Well winter is long gone and I still keep pulling the fat bike...
Forum: Northeast
08-14-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By ZIPP2001

Field trip Friday !

It's time to go visit Gardner State Forrest for round 3 of exploring. I really have a lot of fun and do enjoy all the single track sections even though I'm quite challenged with them. This is a nice...
08-11-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By ZIPP2001

I slept in and got up at 6:30am :)

I slept in and got up at 6:30am :)
08-10-20, 05:13 PM
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Views: 476
Posted By ZIPP2001

I'm not going to work today !

It's Monday and this is my first time taking a scheduled day off this year. I'm not one for taking time off and I haven't even taken a vacation in six years. I love what I do and always look forward...
08-08-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By ZIPP2001

It's been almost a year !

Father Ray has been saying for the last month that he really wants to try a trail ride again. But he's not a fan of the real hot weather we've had and so he's stayed away. So Thursday night I get the...
08-06-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By ZIPP2001

She's never disappointed me.:giver:

She's never disappointed me.:giver:
08-06-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By ZIPP2001

She's Back !

Today I decided to pull the old girl old for a quick 15 mile ride rolling around the lake area by my house. Every time I take her out I wonder why I don't get her out more often, because she is a...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By ZIPP2001

Lake Monomonac Loop.

It's been over two weeks since I last took the road bike out. So after work today it was off to do my Lake Monomonac loop. I just love the roads around the lake because you can tell when you cross...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By ZIPP2001

There are two entry points off of route 140 in...

There are two entry points off of route 140 in Gardner. If you are on route 140 heading toward Winchendon they are on your left. The lower entrance is right across from the paved rail trail. The one...
08-01-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By ZIPP2001

Great Fat Bike adventure today !

Decided to take the fat bike to the upper entrance to The Darkside for some climbing and exploring fun. Little did I know that the exploring would involve a ton of climbing, and bring me out in a...
07-31-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By ZIPP2001

Great to be back at work !

. I love going to work and am glad I'm back doing my thing. I've got a couple of new ideas for some new product that I'll get feedback from our customers.. It doesn't always mean my ideas will come...
07-23-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By ZIPP2001

Cycling sure does help. Thankfully it's the slow...

Cycling sure does help. Thankfully it's the slow time of year because I've got a ton of clean up.
07-22-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By ZIPP2001

I needed that.

Today was a nice day to just head out to the woods and get away from the craziness of this week. The week started off in a very bad way. I'm always the first one in the shop and my office is on the...
07-18-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By ZIPP2001

Look who I found out in my woods !

It's been about ten days since I last visited the woods, so the itch was there to get out and play on the trails. The best part is that I ran into a really great rider and hooked up with them for...
07-11-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,134
Posted By ZIPP2001

Nope all hanging in the Bike Cave. ...

Nope all hanging in the Bike Cave.
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07-10-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,803
Posted By ZIPP2001

60 and my stable gives me several different...

60 and my stable gives me several different options for whatever mood I'm in. If I want to play in TT mode then I just jump on the old TT bike, it's not set-up as aggressive as in days past. If I...
07-10-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,288
Posted By ZIPP2001

Back to work !

Well our shop is opened back up and it's Friday. That can only mean one thing it's half day Friday, and time to ride. Being the weathermen said thunderstorm moving in early afternoon I decided to...
07-04-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By ZIPP2001

Independence Day Exploring !

Today before our family cookout celebrating the 4th I went to explore the trails by my daughters house. They have been doing a lot of logging over the last year in the region so I ran into some tough...
06-28-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By ZIPP2001

Always great to have company and Dave and I were...

Always great to have company and Dave and I were running partners back in the early 70's.
06-28-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By ZIPP2001

Thanks Gigatt21, I really enjoy every...

Thanks Gigatt21,

I really enjoy every moment with my little grand buddies, and am hoping to have a riding partner or two as they get older.
06-26-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,278
Posted By ZIPP2001

I see you live in Massachusetts as I also do. I...

I see you live in Massachusetts as I also do. I live in Central Massachusetts and deal with two shops that have always been nothing but welcoming. Just last month took my two grand buddies to get new...
06-25-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By ZIPP2001

Great time with my Bestest Buddy !

It doesn't get much better than having my grandson call to see if he could come over for a ride. Jack is six and has had his new bike for about a month now. Where he lives all his riding is done in...
06-21-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,641
Posted By ZIPP2001

I've run into this guy two times in the same...

I've run into this guy two times in the same area, and he won the first one, and I got him on this one. Hoping we get the deciding match sometime this summer. It's all good and fun, and if that's how...
06-21-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,583
Posted By ZIPP2001

Some of my best rides have come when I just...

Some of my best rides have come when I just didn't feel like riding but pushed myself out the door anyway.
06-21-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By ZIPP2001

On my ride today as I was heading back into town...

On my ride today as I was heading back into town I hit the bike path again, and never saw anyone. But again the hottest part on the day and humidity is still high, just love it.
06-21-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,217
Posted By ZIPP2001

I spend a lot of time riding in the forth...

I spend a lot of time riding in the forth hilliest city in the US. We have over 40 climbs that I call thigh burners with grades of 15% - 33%. I run a 50/34 - 11/32 and have never not made it up a...
06-20-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By ZIPP2001

I had company today !

Most of my riding is done solo. But more and more I've been getting calls from friends who want to join me on the trails. Some have there own bikes and others don't, so my extra bikes are always...
06-20-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By ZIPP2001

The little grand buddies earned it.

The little grand buddies earned it.
06-19-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By ZIPP2001

Now that must be fun, and I wish we had that many...

Now that must be fun, and I wish we had that many miles of paths. I do have a hundred+ miles of dirt trails right in my backyard that I take the trail bikes on.
06-19-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By ZIPP2001

I very seldom use the bike path but it got me off...

I very seldom use the bike path but it got me off the road we call the raceway for 6 miles. This week alone the raceway has had three car accidents, so much prefer staying away from the drivers for a...
06-19-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By ZIPP2001

Empty bike path

The heat and humidity is finally moving in and that means the bike path will be pretty empty during the hottest part of the day. I seldom visit the bike path unless I know it's got light traffic on...
06-18-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By ZIPP2001

Mini Suffer-fest today !

The grand buddies came over for a fun 8 mile trail ride today. Jack is six and Ave is five, and they are still getting used to there new bikes. It was a nice warm one and I thru a little curve ball...
06-12-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By ZIPP2001

Welcome back Ed !

It's been a while since Ed and I rode together, and it was great to have him come play in the woods today. I'm mostly a solo rider but it is good to have company and I enjoy seeing Ed get more and...
06-11-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,434
Posted By ZIPP2001

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A single speed, time trial, and standard road bike for the pavement. A 29 plus...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By ZIPP2001

Round Two was a blast, and it's going to be fun...

Round Two was a blast, and it's going to be fun exploring this area throughout the summer.
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