Mike's 2013 bike riding.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#22 Feb 2, 2013
The power dam draining down the pond and its filling up again causes all this cracking...you'd know that if you were a boy!
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#23 Feb 3, 2013
Four fat robins looking for worms on my grass right now...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#24 Feb 5, 2013
Man, hitting the ice hard bike trail near the power lines and my house...hitting it like I am a young man. Though, had one rough fall going down hill hitting some ice...
Got to love that shoulder roll, my shoulder did't get sore until three days after the fall.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#25 Feb 6, 2013
Dam, it snowed a little...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#26 Feb 7, 2013
Spent time taking pictures out in their in the Hinsdale Ct River setback...then whipped my bike around my 10 mile route in Hinsdle. If possible, I am going to hit it one more time early tomorrow morning.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#27 Feb 8, 2013
No snow yet. Can I get one more bike ride on our trail?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#28 Feb 8, 2013
My wife asked me to wash the kitchen floor?

But baby, I am gone biking...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#29 Mar 2, 2013
I will tell you what, it is a lot easier riding a bike at 40 F than 20 F...
To Northfield today...
The Sequel

Windsor, VT

#30 Mar 2, 2013
Yea! I was wondering when the journey would begin again.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#31 Mar 4, 2013
I do a lot of 10 mile local routes around my house that I don't count in the last month...I call it sight seeing. Get bored after two times...then each hill I try hard each time trying then to harder and harder.

So anyway, daylight saving this weekend...

I don't document every time I go out...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#32 Mar 5, 2013
So I did my route to Brat, up to route 9, down Mountain Road and onto the Mountain Road trail. I love that trail on the east side of the Conn River and opposite Wantastiquet Mountain. I love that little hill or incline on this trail. It is a steep incline for a few hundred yards. I generally hump up that hill as hard as I can, get off my seat...I am usually gasping for air and my heart is thumping out of my chest at the top.

If i die of a heart attack out on my bike, that would be the hill I'd like to croak on. Tell my wife I'd be there. Oh man, I got so many good spots in Hinsdale that I would like to croak on. What is that mountain ledge just before N Hinsdale road...that is a good place also. I have made a commitment this spring to walk my bike up that steep trail and then to ride towards the direction of Wantastiquet Mountain. You bet, I am taking a lunch knowing I am going to get lost.

I bet you I was the first up that Mountain Road trail with a bike this season. Course, the trail was still mostly a few inches of hard icy snow and slush. Had to walk up the incline with my bike, skied down the hill on my bike too. I'll bet you the trail was 99% snow covered.

I love visiting my beloved friend who I haven't seen in months. I got to take a once around on all my beloved friends.

Bet you the ice-out of the Connecticut River is a week or two from today or so.

It was a spectacular afternoon...I got lots of them coming...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#33 Mar 9, 2013
Man, oh man, can't remember when I last rode without gloves on.

58 degrees F out...

Tomorrow at this time it will be an hour earlier...

Life is grand!

Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#34 Mar 10, 2013
So happy daylight savings season...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#35 Mar 12, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
So I did my route to Brat, up to route 9, down Mountain Road and onto the Mountain Road trail. I love that trail on the east side of the Conn River and opposite Wantastiquet Mountain. I love that little hill or incline on this trail. It is a steep incline for a few hundred yards. I generally hump up that hill as hard as I can, get off my seat...I am usually gasping for air and my heart is thumping out of my chest at the top.
If i die of a heart attack out on my bike, that would be the hill I'd like to croak on. Tell my wife I'd be there. Oh man, I got so many good spots in Hinsdale that I would like to croak on. What is that mountain ledge just before N Hinsdale road...that is a good place also. I have made a commitment this spring to walk my bike up that steep trail and then to ride towards the direction of Wantastiquet Mountain. You bet, I am taking a lunch knowing I am going to get lost.
I bet you I was the first up that Mountain Road trail with a bike this season. Course, the trail was still mostly a few inches of hard icy snow and slush. Had to walk up the incline with my bike, skied down the hill on my bike too. I'll bet you the trail was 99% snow covered.
I love visiting my beloved friend who I haven't seen in months. I got to take a once around on all my beloved friends.
Bet you the ice-out of the Connecticut River is a week or two from today or so.
It was a spectacular afternoon...I got lots of them coming...
"Bet you the ice-out of the Connecticut River is a week or two from today or so."

The ice out was within the last 24 hours...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#36 Mar 13, 2013
Got to the Ice fishing parking area, just got on the railroad trail on the Conn. River, where a male red-wing black bird was singing his little heart out trying to hook up with a female for the summer. There was grackles around too, it was the first time I heard a red-wing blackbird.

Geese, Canada and white geese of some type where all noisy as hell this morning. Sounds like they got the traveling hebegebees to get to their destination. Tons of them were in the air...they certainly were making a beautiful racket. Had ducks of all stripes and colors around.

By the power lines on Hindale's plain road, they had an army of noisy utility trucks parked on the side of plain road, plus a large crane or two. Maybe about eight vehicles. They were getting ready to replace a wooden pole with a iron one. As I got about 100 yards on the far side of them, a rather large red weasel or ferret ran a across the road. I thought I heard him say, I am getting the hell out of dodge with all this god dam noise.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#37 Mar 14, 2013
Freaking cold out there today...but I sill like that easyride and silver glide rock hard tails...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#38 Mar 14, 2013
Freaking cold out there today...but I sill like that easy ride and silver glide rock hard trails...

Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#39 Mar 14, 2013
Too much snow on the trail and the dirt/mud hasn't frozen yet...the snow wasn't frozen yet...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#40 Mar 24, 2013
Got my first flat of the year at the end of rt 63 near rt 10 just entering Northfield.

It is a great road to walk back home...

Ever thumb home walking your bike. Surprisingly, you get a lot more ride than you think. I usually wait for a pickup truck...but a few days ago it was a regular car. Took off my front wheel and put the bike in the back seat. People think your fan and trustworthy when you got a bike on your side. This world is not a dangerous as you think.

I feel sorry for my son. By my 18 years old I had thumbed a lot...it is a neat way to meet people. A kid like my son would never even think of thumbing today...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#41 Mar 29, 2013
I heard my first robin in the full bloom of his singing mode...he is heralding and calling to us our summer, and his babies, this beautiful twilight early morns....
I feel so lucky to hear him this so early...it made my whole day!

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