Summer Rides Month of July

Hi B2R fans, in the past month I have been riding my bike everyday. I was able to enjoy this time since my work place allows me to commute by bike.

I’m always taking the scenic routes, rarely take the highway, riding a slow and cruising speeds to work. I must admit, these small rides are pretty fun.

I’ve noticed the streets are pretty badly maintained and I take caution riding on them. I pretty much know by heart all the cracks and holes on my commute now.

Since the weekend is arriving fast, I’m gonna plan a nice morning trip towards Chateauguay and head on south from there.

Ok B2R fans see you on the country side roads !

Less Talking… More Riding…

Nick.

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First Ride of 2011

Hi B2R fans,
After the long winter we’ve had in Montreal, today we witnessed the first sunny skies. All conditions were a go. So I the morning I played with my sons in the park and then I headed out for my first adventures.

A week ago I check my bike if it was in good shape, checked the oil battery and gas. It was good to go . Only went out for half an hour just to ensure that the bike was ready to go. So this morning, I headed out to the south shore. Took Champlain bridge and first destination, my friends place. He didn’t feel to but I was able to do some riding on my own. Took the usual road avoid major highways and enjoyed every second of it.

The wind was not took cold which suprised me. This pushed me to go a little further. But I kept it simple not too far down a La Prairie and some other sectors.I rode for about 1 full hour then headed back home.
Well that’s it. Today’s short ride was brought to you by B2R.
Would you like to contribute? Send me some mails. I need to know how many people would be interested in posting their own stories on my site. The more the better!
B2R. Less Talking… More Riding…

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First Fall Ride 2010 Ontario

Hey Born2Ride fans,
We are planning our first fall ride and it’s a big one. Were heading out to Ontario for a ride in a national park. Oups, we did not reach the national park. But we still had a blast.
The Good Time
Ontario

Here is a nice map of what we have done in the past 2 days.
I have to admit that Ontario was a pretty nice ride. The roads were nicely paved,a little cold but all in all it went well. We did not plan our hotel stay since we were not sure where we would end up. So we ended up a the Chimo Hotel in Ottawa. Not bad. Waitress could have been nicer, but everything else was ok.
One notable stop was at the Damn called Barrage de Carillon. Nice and relaxing we spent some time there taking pictures and enjoying the view.
Ok i’m tired I goto bed …. Continue tomorrow. BORN2RIDE

Here below is useful information …. So I leave it there…
And not just any park the Algonquin Park. It’s one of the oldest park founded in Canada (thanks wiki) back in 1893. I heard that riding in the fall period is a memorable ride. So I just had to try it once.

Were not sure about anything, since we have not planned this ride. But I know it’s will be a fun ride.
Keep you posted.
Stay tuned. Born2Ride.

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Destination Unknown

Today Thursday the 12th, I’m going on a random trip. Take it easy…
Less Talking… More Riding…

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Harley Maintenance: Oil Change

Hi Dudes, one thing I hesitated was doing my own Oil change. After calling HD and asking for an appointment, they told me it would be in a week.

I wanted to do it now. So my friend convinced me to do it. I have to admit my first time doing so. It was not easy since you need proper tools. So I went off to the general store and got all I needed to do the work.

Other than a few spills on the pavement and some other mishaps 🙂 it went pretty well.
Thanks Nick.

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Vermont-NH 2010 771KM’s

Hey Born2Ride,
Two weeks ago we went for a beautiful bike ride in Vermont and New Hampshire. Weather was great and road were excellent. This time we had a new Born2Ride member. He came along with us for his first long rides.
The Story begins.

More to come…

Vermont-NH 2010 Seb Sim

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Canada Day Trip in New York and Vermont

On Canada Day, Thursday, July 1st I’ve decided to go for a trip to the USA. Simon had a day off and I called him up to see if he was in the mood for a day of riding. Of course he accepted. So 8am, I was at his place and we both brought our passports along. :)

I have to admit the the ride was not that pleasant since the weather was not cooperating with us. It was a cool autumn day, around 12-15 degrees outside.

Anyways we took what we had at the moment and chose to set off for a small ride. The ride itself was great. No car, no nobody. We were alone on the streets of Quebec and New York State.The Qc streets were awful of course. As we were heading south I couldn’t wait to hit US soil.

As usual, Simon rode thought the back roads and we saw the usual farms and animals. Also, in the morning we had some different smells which were pretty good. Sort of a pine forest fresh scent. You had to be there.

Now, the good part, crossing the border. Once we passed the usual questions at the border we noticed, in Malone, we were directly heading towards a rain storm. We were riding in between these clouds and dodged all rain that day ! ! ! ! Yeah really. Just check our map below. Trust me we weren’t lost or drunk. We were avoiding the clouds :)

Pretty fun actually. Ok we stopped at a store for some snacks called the Mountain Mart. Let me tell you they make a killer sandwich. Just order the ‘Mixed Sandwich’ and you’ll thank me later. Later Simon decided to push it up one notch and towards Vermont. So went to Isle Lamotte and called it a day. Check out out the pics and look at our map.

You are always welcome to join… Just sed us a mail. We might crate a group for a weekend trip. I’ll keep you posted.

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Born2Ride.

Less Talking… More Riding …

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