Author Archives: Satisfied Cyclist

A Saving Rain

We had 70 miles of rolling terrain and a couple of smallish towns to ride through on the last day to get back to Hudson, NY.  Temperatures were in the upper 90s with humidity to match.  We agreed to start … Continue reading

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Lakes, Rivers, Heat and Humidity

Laurent and I completed our five-day road trip in waves of heat and humidity that forced us to ride slower and pay careful attention to how our bodies were reacting to the conditions.  Given the energy-sapping weather and the sporadic … Continue reading

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Notes From Away

We rode a hilly eighty miles on scenic back roads between Hudson, NY, and Amsterdam, NY.  The route avoided big towns and, as it turned out, many stores and restaurants in the villages we passed through were closed because it … Continue reading

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I Crossed the Rip Van Winkle Bridge Today

Jazz coming through the window of my room at the St. Charles Hotel in Hudson, NY.  Tomorrow Laurent and I begin our five-day tour. I’m looking at the pannier I borrowed from Chris. It’s sitting on the desk looking not … Continue reading

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Humility and Grace

Humility Laurent has always complimented me on my  time management skills, never more in evidence than last Saturday on the NJ 300K pre-ride. My friend Chris Newman, to create a bit of a challenge for herself for the day, rode her fixed-gear … Continue reading

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Crumbs of Intelligence…Until the Stories Are Told

The challenges of a night start on top of a lack of sleep and jet lag can take their toll…. Nigel G. wrote that he had to take several short naps to keep going the first night.  That didn’t seem like … Continue reading

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PBP 2015 Begins

The waiting is finally over.  Riders pump their tires once more, stuff their jersey pockets with PB&J sandwiches, and perhaps apply a liberal dose of butt balm.  760 miles is a long way. Most of the riders begin their journey on … Continue reading

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