Metal Bike Commuter

Skipped Today’s Ride

Posted in bike commute by metaljaybird on June 11, 2008
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No ride today. Legs are cramped, and I am beat. Speaking of beat, check out the Hartford riders BeatBikeBlog

I grew up in Hartford County, in Enfield, CT. Enfield is a town of about 45,000 people. Unfortunately, the developers throughout the 80s and 90s built a bunch of strip malls taking away the small town feel. Still, Enfield isn’t a terrible place, as it has a nice ice cream joint, Collins Creamery. Seriously, this place is worth every penny. Their phrase is, “On the Quiet Side of Town.” This is true, not too much development yet, with rolling farms. You can even check out the cows that provide the milk for the ice cream you’re eating.

On a more local note, I found the following folks out of Morris County (I’m not the only one!): Morristown Pedal Pushers. They are heavily involved with all things Morristown and bikes. The last Friday of each month, a Critical Mass is assembled. I can’t wait to attend my first one! Critical Mass Morristown.


The ride home Tuesday night was fine. No pictures this time around. A recreational rider destroyed me up the hill in Mt. Tabor. Yes, she happens to be about 80 lbs lighter than me, and was riding a road bike. Me with my heavy back pack, 40 extra pounds of weight, and the thick knobby tires must have been quite the site during the hot summer heat.

This morning I saw a few commuters, one on the sidewalk, the other on the correct side of the ride, both not wearing helmets :(.

Anyway, have a good day folks.


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