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Forum: Northeast
04-10-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By GeezerPete

Thanks for the good counsel, mprelaw!

Thanks for the good counsel, mprelaw!
Forum: Northeast
04-09-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By GeezerPete

What time of the year are you planning to do...

What time of the year are you planning to do this?[/QUOTE]

I'm thinking late summer - perhaps Labor Day weekend
Forum: Northeast
04-09-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By GeezerPete

Seeking Route from Worcester, MA to Provincetown, MA

I'm planning a ride from my home in Phillipston, MA (near Gardner) through Worcester to P-town. Since I don't have a good knowledge of the state from Worcester to the Cape I would welcome any...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By GeezerPete

32 should be a decent ride. If you haven't tried...

32 should be a decent ride. If you haven't tried Rose 32 in Gilbertville, please do. It's a first class bakery with great coffee, drinks and sandwiches. It is on 32A just a bit down from the...
Forum: Northeast
09-23-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

Just finished up the Berkshire to Boston Ride...

Just finished up the Berkshire to Boston Ride organized by MassBike. Great ride! Everything was extremely well organized on a beautiful route. Highly recommended.
Forum: Northeast
03-31-13, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

Hey Folks, Anyone know of a good basic bicycle...

Hey Folks,
Anyone know of a good basic bicycle repair class in North Central MA? Worcester would work.
Thanks.
09-28-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By GeezerPete

100 Year Old Man Sets 100K Cycling Record!

Great story about a centenarian who stayed with it. Hope we're doing half as well in fifty years.

Check his times. Not too shabby!
...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By GeezerPete

Mount Greylock, MA

With Autumn upon us I thought I'd take the ride up Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts. Glad I did. The day was crisp and clear, the Fall colors were beginning show themselves and the...
Forum: Northeast
09-12-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

Looking forward to the Charles River Wheelmen...

Looking forward to the Charles River Wheelmen Fall Century as my first 100 mile ride at age 61.
Been putting in the miles and looking forward to it.
Any thoughts from you veterans about the course...
Forum: Northeast
08-30-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

That's great, man! I'll be riding my first - the...

That's great, man! I'll be riding my first - the CRW Fall Century, hence the long ride last weekend. Let you know how it goes.
Forum: Northeast
08-27-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

Yep, pretty hilly country. The roads are in...

Yep, pretty hilly country. The roads are in decent shape but 140 can be a less than enjoyable ride due to the lack of a shoulder and the steady traffic. If you can make up the hill to the center of...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

82 miles roundtrip yesterday from Phillipston to...

82 miles roundtrip yesterday from Phillipston to Clinton via Princeton and the Wachusett Reservoir loop.
Not too shabby for a 61 year old geezer.
07-11-12, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By GeezerPete

Thanks folks for the thougtful replies. Most...

Thanks folks for the thougtful replies. Most appreciated!
As for me, I've been running for years. I just can't do as much as I used to without inviting injury. Cycling gives me an excellent...
07-10-12, 08:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,777
Posted By GeezerPete

Riding is a great mindfulness practice in and of...

Riding is a great mindfulness practice in and of itself!!
When riding you are naturally aware of the world around you, your breathing and your movements in ways that are actally harder (IMHO) to...
07-09-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By GeezerPete

Running and Cycling

I'm a 60+ cyclist in three quarters decent shape. I ride an average of 60 miles a week and run about 12.
I'm wondering about the benefits and contraindications of prolonged running and cycling from...
06-25-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,717
Posted By GeezerPete

Yep, my little Ford Focus hatchback works just...

Yep, my little Ford Focus hatchback works just fine. I don't even have to take off the front wheel and I feel safer than I would with my bike on a car rack. Pretty much any hatchback will do.
06-06-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,303
Posted By GeezerPete

I wear one mounted to my helmet and don't feel...

I wear one mounted to my helmet and don't feel safe riding without one. The mirrors mounted to handle bars tend to flop around and while the helmet mirror is far from perfect it only has to save my...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By GeezerPete

Has anyone riden the Summer Breeze Century

The Summer Breeze Century Ride for Autism is coming up on July 14 in Madison Ct.
I'm thinking about this as my first century and have been doing weekly rides of 50 hilly miles plus.
Has anyone...
Forum: Northeast
06-03-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

60 mile ride around northern Worcester County...

60 mile ride around northern Worcester County with a trip up Mt Wachusett thrown in. Not too bad for an old guy.
06-01-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,224
Posted By GeezerPete

Even though I have a Ford Focus hatchback, I can...

Even though I have a Ford Focus hatchback, I can easily put my road bike in the back without taking off the front wheel. Why not? It's easier and I think safer for the bike. When my wife and I...
Forum: Northeast
05-28-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

A 45 mile Memorial Day ride through Phillipston,...

A 45 mile Memorial Day ride through Phillipston, Templeton, Gardner, Westminster and Princeton with a jaunt to the top of Mt Wachusett. The auto road is now offically open and has been recently...
05-22-12, 04:24 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 31,682
Posted By GeezerPete

I don't remember much of a bike boom in the 70's....

I don't remember much of a bike boom in the 70's. At that time, I was living in the woods of New Hampshire and pretty much out of the realm of popular culture. Running was the real boom for me back...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

Off the road and on the mountain bike for a few...

Off the road and on the mountain bike for a few hours in the Quabbin. Such a beautiful place on this lovely weekend.
05-16-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,710
Posted By GeezerPete

Living in a very hilly area hills are a way of...

Living in a very hilly area hills are a way of life. While I would prefer not to see so many of them, I take great satisfaction in a good 50 mile ride that leaves me exausted but satisfied.
05-14-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By GeezerPete

One purdy bike. Love the cream and brown. Very...

One purdy bike. Love the cream and brown. Very classy.
Forum: Northeast
05-13-12, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By GeezerPete

The road may be closed but plenty of people are...

The road may be closed but plenty of people are biking to the top. It's closed to cars but but bikers can get around the gate easily and the authorities don't seem to mind.
Forum: Northeast
05-12-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

45 miles on this beautiful day - Phillipston...

45 miles on this beautiful day - Phillipston Barre, Hardwick and Petersham. Love these roads!
05-11-12, 07:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,365
Posted By GeezerPete

With you Cranky:thumb:

With you Cranky:thumb:
Forum: Northeast
05-06-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

57 miles over the hills of Phillipston,...

57 miles over the hills of Phillipston, Templeton, Hubbardston and Princeton. Not too bad a day for an old guy.
05-04-12, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By GeezerPete

It really is necessary to take days off and more...

It really is necessary to take days off and more as we get older. It's can be a hard lesson for many of us to learn but rest and recovery an essential part of training and key to maximizing ...
05-01-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By GeezerPete

Was on a bike tour last year in Vermont - hilly...

Was on a bike tour last year in Vermont - hilly teritory for sure. There was an older guy who was more than holding his own with the group. I asked him how old he was and he told me 75. Runs...
Forum: Northeast
04-30-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,457
Posted By GeezerPete

This will get you from Boston to the NY line. ...

This will get you from Boston to the NY line. This is the route for this year's Berkshire to Boston bike tour. It's rather hilly out west but it takes some very scenic and bike friendly roads.
...
04-25-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,315
Posted By GeezerPete

1150' in the hills of Central Massachusetts.

1150' in the hills of Central Massachusetts.
04-25-12, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,771
Posted By GeezerPete

Rode a Fuji Absolue on an organized tour last...

Rode a Fuji Absolue on an organized tour last summer. Loved it. I'll bet you will, too.
04-20-12, 07:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,042
Posted By GeezerPete

I can't say I don't slowly roll through a few in...

I can't say I don't slowly roll through a few in very rural areas. I do try to consistanly follow to rules of the road to reinforce the idea that bicycles are vehicles which have the same...
Forum: Northeast
04-17-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

Tour de Phillipston- Nice 16 mile Patriots Day...

Tour de Phillipston-
Nice 16 mile Patriots Day (sorry non-Bay Staters or Mainers) ramble over the hilly countryside of Phillipston, MA. Definately good for what ails you.
Forum: Northeast
04-08-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

Climbing George Steet...you the man Zipp!

Climbing George Steet...you the man Zipp!
Forum: Northeast
04-08-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

Great 33 mile ramble through the Central Mass...

Great 33 mile ramble through the Central Mass hill towns of Phillipston, Petersham and Hartwick on the edge of the Quabbin. Beautiful cycling country if you like hills. Ain't a flat spot anywhere to...
04-06-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,869
Posted By GeezerPete

Play upright bass in various jazz...

Play upright bass in various jazz ensambles...sing, play guitar, ukulele. Manage about 70 paid gigs a year on weekends after my nine to five job. Run, bike and love every minute.
04-04-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,646
Posted By GeezerPete

Saw a moose on a bike once. Actually, I was on...

Saw a moose on a bike once. Actually, I was on the bike the moose was just walking along.
Forum: Northeast
04-03-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

Hey Zipp, Didn't see you Sunday though you were...

Hey Zipp,
Didn't see you Sunday though you were probably hard to miss. Good to know you're in my neck of the woods. I'll drop you a PM.
Pete
Forum: Northeast
04-01-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8,215
Views: 895,252
Posted By GeezerPete

Nice 25 mile jaunt through the beautiful and...

Nice 25 mile jaunt through the beautiful and hilly Northern Worcester County towns of Templeton, Westminster and Hubbardston. Got in before the rain. Looking forward to next weekend!
04-01-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,354
Posted By GeezerPete

Keep us up to date. With a bit of luck, I'll...

Keep us up to date. With a bit of luck, I'll swing out from Massachusetts for a ride.
04-01-12, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,025
Posted By GeezerPete

Wecome back Blackberry to this merry band of...

Wecome back Blackberry to this merry band of geezers, misfits, cranks, and loose nuts - hopelessly lost in the detritis of arcane bikespeak.
03-31-12, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By GeezerPete

Awesome! That's a major milestone. Let us know...

Awesome! That's a major milestone. Let us know how it's going.
03-28-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,640
Posted By GeezerPete

Pretty much agree with NOS88. A lot of the...

Pretty much agree with NOS88. A lot of the discussion is what you'd find elsewhere on this board. Just a nice group of folks whao have developed something of a community.
03-17-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By GeezerPete

Hit that mark about a year and a half ago. Tell...

Hit that mark about a year and a half ago. Tell the truth I'm in better physical shape than I've been in 15 years and mentally, never better.
03-17-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,491
Posted By GeezerPete

The mere fact that we're all of us geezers are...

The mere fact that we're all of us geezers are still around is uncontestable proof of devine intervention.
03-11-12, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By GeezerPete

A Good Core Workout?

Since I have recently been recovering from some lower back strain which has also affected my hips and hamstrings, I am more mindful than ever of the need to keep my core strong and flexible.
Any...
03-09-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By GeezerPete

All the best icyclist. Good luck on your ride...

All the best icyclist. Good luck on your ride and your recovery!
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