Commute Communique – Sept 9, 2011 2

Miiiight have been one of the best commuting days ever.

Stage A

- Stem on the cross bike is now FULLY SLAMMED.  Photos coming, once I cut the steerer tube.

- Rode behind a cute woman on a Surly Long Haul Trucker on 108.  She had pannier mounts.

- Had no coffee at the house, so I rode through Durham (Because it’s Friday morning) and got an espresso at BNG.  Drank it standing up.  Got excited.

- I got waved at by a hot chick in a silver Honda Fit.

Stage B

- Rode down Watson road.  Discovered some trails.  Rode down the trails.  They dead-ended at a swamp.  While riding, I caught my two-year old shorts on a branch and ripped them:

HEY EVERYONE LOOK AT MY PASTY ASS

- Two miles later, rescued an ornery snapping turtle out of the middle of Watson Road.  Prodding him with my frame pump wasn’t working.  I took my wheel off, put it in front of him, he crawled on it as he came to attack me, and then I ran with my turtle platter and dumped him in the woods.

- I took the Rockingham Recreation Trail from Newfields to Newmarket.  Began devising plans for a Seacoast NH Rhonde.

- Met Collin in Newmarket.  He gave me some new shorts/Keough power:

After donning these shorts I won EVERY SPRINT EVER.

- Collin took me on some trails in Newmarket/Durham that are not designed for cross bikes.  We rode them for about an hour and a half.  I fell in love with my cross bike (again), because it can do ANYTHING.  Further devising of plans for a Seacoast NH Rhonde.

- Oddly enough, the trails are known as the Sweet Trails (link is a .pdf of trail brochure and map).

That is all.  Pretty solid commute.

2 thoughts on “Commute Communique – Sept 9, 2011

  1. Reply dc Sep 10, 2011 9:33 am

    I have been thinking about organizing a cross ride utilizing the main corridor snowmobile trails. Ride would start in Newfields and end at the Tilton Diner. Total distance should be right around 70miles. Thoughts anyone?

    • Reply ryank Sep 10, 2011 10:37 am

      I am down, though I’d rather have the ride be a loop starting/ending at La Festa so we don’t have to worry about cashing in relationship points for rides home.

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