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09-17-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
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...
09-04-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
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...
08-28-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
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: Northeast
08-14-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
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...
08-10-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
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: 624
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, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
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...
08-01-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
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...
07-23-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
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: 484
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...
07-11-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
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: 1,761
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...
06-26-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,234
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: 719
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, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,556
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, 04:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,183
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: 1,083
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...
06-19-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
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...
06-18-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
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...
06-11-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,370
Posted By ZIPP2001

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A single speed, time trial, and standard road bike for the pavement. A 29 plus...
Forum: Triathlon
06-08-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By ZIPP2001

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This was my daily ride for almost 10 year.
06-06-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By ZIPP2001

Brings back great memories !

At one time this bike was my dailly ride for almost 10 years. We've done countless climbs up Mt. Wachusett and Mt. greylock together, along with 100's of TT's. We've been on many centuries and...
06-03-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By ZIPP2001

Old Carbon Bike !

Well I decided to pull out the old single speed bike (27 years old) and go play around the closed campground areas. It's such a blast riding her, I have to remember to pull her out of the Bike Cave...
05-30-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By ZIPP2001

I Bought New Shoes !

I've been needing new shoes on the Stache plus bike since the beginning of the year. Just haven't had any other reason to drive 30 miles to the bike shop to get them. But today I had to go check out...
05-27-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By ZIPP2001

Let's Climb !

Well we finally have some warmer temps moving in, at least for a few days. So why not go drag my old Clydesdale butt up a few climbs on a nice warm day. I've been putting off doing a tune up on my...
05-23-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By ZIPP2001

It's all good rumrunn6 been getting the house all...

It's all good rumrunn6 been getting the house all in order, because we might be putting it on the market in the Fall. I've been able to get more riding in also which is a big win for me. I stay in...
05-18-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By ZIPP2001

Trail Ride x 2 !

How can you not have a Great day when you get out on the trails twice in the same day. John had called me Saturday to see if he could join me on a trail ride Sunday. John hasn't been out with me for...
05-16-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By ZIPP2001

Perfecting my Tracking Skills.

Since being laid-off from work I'm out around mid morning instead of an early afternoon ride after work. That has made my tracking of Roger a game that I've gotten good at. Roger is another rider who...
05-16-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,838
Posted By ZIPP2001

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No need for a kickstand on my bikes.
05-16-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By ZIPP2001

Mrs. Z was never into riding, and maybe went to a...

Mrs. Z was never into riding, and maybe went to a half dozen of my races in the 15 years I raced. I've been riding for over 40 years, and just out of the blue two years ago she wanted to try a ride...
05-10-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By ZIPP2001

I bike a lot of the same trails I hike, and just...

I bike a lot of the same trails I hike, and just find getting out in the woods with the bike to be so much fun. I'm lucky to have 100's of miles of trails 800 yards from my front door. If I want to...
05-10-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,456
Posted By ZIPP2001

I was digging out some of my winter gear in May,...

I was digging out some of my winter gear in May, ya this year has started weird.
05-09-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,456
Posted By ZIPP2001

Snow flurries in the morning and snow squalls in...

Snow flurries in the morning and snow squalls in the afternoon with a stinging wind the entire day. So it was off with the fat bike for some fun around the campground and lake area....
05-06-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By ZIPP2001

Stepping out of her comfort zone.

Mrs. Z decided to step out of her comfort zone today on our ride. She always stays on the more predictable surface dirt roads or tared roads in our backyard playground. So after one of our regular...
05-06-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,415
Posted By ZIPP2001

I'm a nice comfortable dork, and having fun.

I'm a nice comfortable dork, and having fun.
05-05-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By ZIPP2001

I'm hoping I'll have a couple younger riding...

I'm hoping I'll have a couple younger riding buddies to help push me on my rides as I get older.
05-03-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By ZIPP2001

Family Ride !

Went to the bike shop Thursday as my little grand buddies got there new bikes. They are bigger than what they are used to so we have the seats low for a short time as the get comfortable starting and...
04-26-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By ZIPP2001

I lost my bike in the woods.

Well today was a fun filled adventure with some bike and hike, and then a bike search. I have over 100 miles of trails starting 800 yards from my front door. I'm now on my eight year playing out here...
04-24-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By ZIPP2001

lol Thanks BobbyG ! Now I never have to leave...

lol Thanks BobbyG ! Now I never have to leave the woods to cross the river on this end of the trails.
04-24-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By ZIPP2001

The Darkside is Calling !

I haven't been to the upper entrance of The Darkside yet this year. So today it was off to checkout how well the trails faired from winter and roll out a 3+ hour ride. I even had a welcomed surprise...
04-21-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 519,352
Posted By ZIPP2001

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04-21-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By ZIPP2001

Time to go hike !

Here is how my wife and I are dealing with our lay-offs during this crazy time in history.
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Forum: Fatbikes
04-20-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,775
Posted By ZIPP2001

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04-18-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By ZIPP2001

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Visible water on trail unsafe to pass.

That would have been a tough...
Forum: Northeast
04-17-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By ZIPP2001

Plenty of times I really didn't want to go out...

Plenty of times I really didn't want to go out and ride, even on a nice sunny day. I've had that feeling even after I've changed into my cycling kit and pull a bike out of the bike cave. But I always...
04-17-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By ZIPP2001

Already tore the bottom bracket apart and...

Already tore the bottom bracket apart and rebuilt, will be rebuilding the headset this weekend. I don't have a suspension fork on this bike. The hubs are the only thing I won't do right now. Two...
Forum: Northeast
04-17-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By ZIPP2001

Where's Roger ?

First off I hope everyone is staying safe and doing what you have to do in this crazy time in history. Second I live about 800 yards away from a back entrance trail into the Lake Dennison area of...
04-15-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By ZIPP2001

Riding thru puddles !

Ok before people get all crazy about what I did to the bike, relax. I've been riding for well over 40 years and know what the negative effects of what I did. Now if I though the trail was flooded...
04-15-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By ZIPP2001

I lockout my fork when I'm climbing, and if I'm...

I lockout my fork when I'm climbing, and if I'm on pavement.
04-10-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By ZIPP2001

That was a nice puddle, and all clean now (lol).

That was a nice puddle, and all clean now (lol).
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