Monday, May 20, 2013
Follow up ride report from Gail: Yes, we did have a wonderful ride yesterday. This one should be called The "Are We Going to Manchester?" Bradley Palmer Ride. We were considering several destinations (beyond Beverly Airport), so we had various ideas as to where we were going. Had we gone to Manchester, perhaps we would have seen Paul!
Following a great breakfast at The Depot Diner, our gang of six proceeded to Bradley Palmer where we rode our famous loop. A poor unsuspecting (but very willing) "gnome", out for a morning hike, was drafted to take the above photo.
Hope to see you next week -- Gail
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Rumor has it that the Cyclopaths headed to the Depot Diner for breakfast on Saturday, followed by a loop through Bradley Palmer State Park. What a gorgeous day for a ride! Donna reports that 6 arrived for the (last) 7:30 start, including Brenda, Joan, Paul, Gail, Ducky and Donna.
Curiously... Paul Guertin sent the following message today:
I was at the bus stop in Salem this past Saturday at 7:00 am and no one was there. As a result I rode to Gloucester looking for someone and still no one showed up. So I stopped for breakfast and again no one showed up. So I got lost and no one showed up. So here I am, Sunday afternoon riding around the neighborhood looking for someone and still no one has showed up.
Sooooo, if you can get out of bed I will look forward to seeing you this coming Sat at the bus stop at 7 a.m.Ha ha ha ha... The question is, does anyone believe him? Has anyone ever seen P. Giddy arrive on time (or early) for anything?? Hmmmmm....
7:00 am start next Saturday, May 29th, jumping to 6:30 the following week. (Who wants to give Guertin the wake-up call?) See you next week!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This weekend's Cyclopath Ride will head out at 7:30 a.m. since no one has suggested bumping it to 7:00 yet... but perhaps we should think of moving it to 7 a.m. the following Saturday, May 25th? It will make the jump to 6:30 a.m. after Memorial Day weekend a lot easier...
Good Luck to all Cyclopaths (and fellow riders) participating in this year's Tour de Cure! We hope you have a fantastic ride and lots of sunshine!
Friday, May 10, 2013
This weekend's weather is tough to call, as the forecast keeps changing. From the National Weather Service: Cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning...then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the morning. Breezy with highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Saturday, May 04, 2013
We had a terrific day for a ride as the girls joined Sheldon for his 80th birthday ride to the Beverly Airport. Joining the celebration were Tam, Donna, Gail and Margie and surprise! -- BRENDA! The group headed to breakfast, with Sheldon leading the way as the ladies chatted up a storm. (Yes. He beat them to the airport.) Brenda had a card for Sheldon, and collected signatures from all... including birthday greetings from Northeast Ambulance and the patrons of the airport cafe. (Too funny.)
Soon after ordering coffee, The Queen joined the gang -- and moments later, Laurie, Av, Bill, and Barbara also arrived! Hooray! Tam had to leave... so the rest of the ride report comes from Donna, (below). (And soon, pics from Queen Kathy.) Happy Birthday to the Belarus Kid!
Ride report from Donna:
Sheldon got his bagel and Kathy borrowed a candle and matches from "Chuck", at the other table. We lit the candle and sang Happy Birthday. Kathy took pics and returned the candle, and then we all sang Happy Birthday to Chuck. After breakfast, we got Birthday-Boy-Chuck to take a group pic outside the restaurant. (He is also a Marine and bonded with Bill.) Brenda and Margie went on -- Sheldon, Queen Kathy, Gail and I headed back. Sheldon gave a prayer at The Roger Conant statue and along came Maureen & John O'Grady! A pleasant surprise. We got a woman from Taiwan to take a pic -- (she was with a woman from Turkey) -- and Queen Kathy returned the favor and took a pic of them together in front of The Witch House. A nice ride! -- Donna
Ride Report from Margie:
Brenda and I went up 97, wending our way around Topsfield, partially taking the bike path, partially feeling our way. Stopped at a few yard sales - BECAUSE IT'S THE LAW! Brenda bought all sorts of necessities, like butterfly wings, a goofy-looking stuffed animal and a pin of a hat (as compared to a hat pin) which she intended to wear to Suffolk Downs that afternoon. We continued down Rt 35, ambling along the Danvers River, crossed the Kernwood Bridge, and took the back roads to downtown Salem, logging in around 35 miles. --Margie
Friday, May 03, 2013
Happy Birthday to Sheldon, turning 80 today! Celebrate the Belarus Kid's birthday on Saturday with a Cyclopath Breakfast Ride, 7:30 start! The weather promises to be gorgeous for riding. From the National Weather Service: Saturday...Sunny. Highs around 60. Get out and ride!
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
We'll need a very big birthday cake to fit all of the names of our Cyclopaths celebrating their birthdays this month. Happy Birthday to Sheldon, Donna, The Queen, Lisa, Jack, Meg and Bill Indresano! (Also celebrating her birthday is honorary PMC Cyclopath Karen Hennessey!) Wahoo! Wishing all a very happy birthday!!
Monday, April 29, 2013
We're bumping the start time to 7:30 next Saturday, May 4th, (taking baby steps towards 7 am -- and then 6:30 after Memorial Day). Things to remember: water bottle and helmet. Hopefully this great weather will continue through the week!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Our last Saturday in April was an absolutely gorgeous day for a ride! Seven Cyclopaths headed out of Salem en route to the Beverly Airport, including Joan, Margie, Ed, Sheldon, Ducky, Ethan and Tam. The temperature was perfect and the fresh scent of Spring was in the air. It felt good to get out for a ride after a long winter!
We split up coming down Rantoul Street to avoid road construction, but regrouped at the drycleaners and continued on to the airport. It was nice to sit at a big table and chat! After breakfast, most headed back to Salem while a few others continued on for more miles. We couldn't have asked for a better day! Next week we bump the start time to 7:30 am. Hope to see more Cyclopaths on the road soon!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We hope Drew is ready for her Cycle the Seacoast ride next weekend, May 5th! Go, Drew!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
|Kathy, Meg and Donna at the BAA Finish Line|
Our ride on Saturday was cancelled due to early rain, and I didn't hear from anyone, so I assumed you were as emotionally drained as I. Hopefully we'll have better weather next weekend and we can get together. We'll stick to the 8 am start unless someone expresses the desire to bump it earlier. May is just around the corner... this month has gone fast.