Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Fox Hunt

For years now. we have assembled a small group to go watch the Norfolk Hunt Club's Fox Hunt.
They never hunt or kill a real fox, but instead follow a dragged scent. The view of Horses and Hounds out in the field with the morning Autumn air is always a great way to start Thanksgiving.
The weather for the day looks perfect. Sunny and in the 50's
We will be meeting at the start on North St in Medfield Ma. Easy to find, look for the horse trailers south of Medfield Center on the road to Dover.
We hope to see you there.

Here are some photos from Thanksgiving 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

New Brake Pads for Steel Rims.

Nick at Curious Velo in Lexington, Ma handed me a pair of these special brake pads designed for steel rims.
We will me testing them on Friday.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Morning Breakfast Ride, June 7th at Curious Velo

Lets do it again! Bring out your favorite British Cycling Iron Sunday June 7th for a slow go and show ride to the Colonial Inn in Concord.
We will meet at Curious Velo in Lexington at 8:00 am and be on route at 8:15.

The ride takes the Minute Man Bikeway to the end and picks up the dirt Rail Road bed beond. Its a little sandy with the lack of rain we have been having so you will know.

Bring Cash for Breakfast and a Lock for your bike.

We will be eating in view of the bicycles.

Afterwards, return back on the Battle Road, A Historical National Park that was the road the British Solders took on their way to concord On April 19th 1775.

If we have time we will stop at a grave of an un-named British Solder that never made it home for a moment of silence.

For the most part, this is a Car Free Ride!

We hope to see you there. Rain cancels the ride.

Check back here for photos in a day or so.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Perfect Sunday Morning for the Perfect Sunday Morning Breakfast Ride!

The Perfect Day for the Perfect Bike! Nine riders of The Raleigh met at Curious Velo off the Minute Man Bikeway on Mass Ave in Lexington for a fun ride to Concord at the Colonial Inn for breakfast.

The best plase yet to start a Raleigh Ride, Nick Bennett's "Curious Velo" is like a museum of British Bicycles from days gone by. From Bikes to Bits. His shop is really something to see and a real great source for that small part for your Raleigh Project. Love for the Bicycle is here. You have to visit and return!

Cool, comfortable and slow going, we started at 8:30, early enough so it wasn't too crowded as it sometimes gets on such a beautiful Sunday morning.

At the end of the pavement and the end of the bikeway, we continued on the dirt Railroad bed to Concord. Shady and quiet.

We made it to the Inn around 9:30 and parked the Cycling Iron in photogenic spots, un-locked in view from our tables.

Breakfast at the Inn is first class. Just the right amount for hungry cyclists. It became quiet while everyone enjoyed their breakfast treats!

Afterwards we headed off to "The Battle Road". The Battle Road is the road the British solders marched on from Lexington to Concord on the morning of April 19th 1775, after the battle on the Lexington town green, now known as the Battle Green. British solders graves with the Union Jack can be seen along the way. The National Park Service has claimed the land and have knocked down homes that were not standing at the time of the battles of Lexington and Concord. Sandy and slow going, we passed old homesteads once the farms of the people of the then, new country.

At the end of "The Battle Road" we returned back to the pavement and up over the hill we know as "Shirley's Pimple" and back to the Bikeway in Lexington Center.

We arrived back to Curious Velo at noon.

The breakfast Ride was a total success! Every one was happy to be at the end but were talking and looking forward to the next ride and get together!

We hope to see you there!

Here are the photos from our ride:

Scott R Chamberlain, and Nick Bennett Leaders of today's "Breakfast Ride"

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Raleigh Roadster Breakfast Ride, Sunday May 24th, Lexington, Ma.

Come join us for a slow go, Breakfast Ride on Sunday May 24th at 8:00 am.
We will be starting from Curious Velo in Lexington along the Minuteman Bikeway to Concord Center. Afterwards we will ride the Battle Road back to 128 and onto to 2A to Lexington Center and back on the Bikeway. We expect to be back at the shop no later then 11:30am

Bring Cash for breakfast and a lock for your bike.

This is a slow ride and will be fun and not fast. Photos and videos are encouraged so wear your fancy cycling duds so you will look your best.

Here is info about the location of the start of the ride:

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Raleigh New England Afternoon, Saturday May 9th

Come join us for an afternoon of adventure in Dover and the towns around as we bring out the Raleighs for a day of fun and film.
We will be shooting a movie of this day so polish you bike and wear your fancy duds.
Ride starts at 11:15 am at the parking lot of the Dover Library in Dover Center.

Please,British Roadsters ONLY. This is an all Roadster ride so no Recumbents, Road racing machines or anything modern.

Hope to see you there!