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DATE TRAIL DATE TRAIL
2016 September 02 Blackwood, Blenheim, Glendora   2016 September 20 Recumbent Bike
2016 September 05 Recumbent Bike   2016 September 21 GTWP Health & Blackwood Terrace, Almonesson Creek Park
2016 September 09 LLLR Sea Gull Century Jersey   2016 September 22 GTWP Community Park, Outlets, CCC
2016 September 10 Perkiomen Trail, Adubon Loop, neighborhoods   2016 September 24 Blackwood Estates
2016 September 12 Heritage Woods, Hunters Gate, Sawyers Creek, Lakeland   2016 September 26 GTWP Health & Wellness Trail
2016 September 13 Washington Township   2016 September 27 Surrey Lake, Grenloch
2016 September 17 GTWP Health & Wellness Trail, Neighborhoods   2016 September 28 Tour de Pines 'Ride Like The Devil'
2016 September 19 Recumbent Bike   Final Stats  

 

September 02, 2016

Instagram Post: After work #biking activity 13.50 miles. I was running out of time & light. Anyway I stayed on mostly main roads after I finished the #gloucestertownshiphealthandwellnesstrail I went over to the old #BlackHorseMotel spot where they filmed a scene for Eddie and the Cruisers! So that's cool. The motel is long gone now. Temperature was good, explored new roads so overall a great ride. #SeaGullCenturyTraining #SeaGullCentury2016 #FightForIt #FitFontQuit #YouVsYou #LLLR

The Ride: I went to new areas tonight including the old Blackhorse Motel. Thats the site where a scene from Eddie and the Cruisers was filmed. Its always been a favorite of mine so naturally with the site so close to my house, it was only a matter of time before I biked over to it. Also interesting to note, I actually found the GTWP MUA. Paying bills every month, it was nice I guess to see where it actually is located. I biked on a few new roads in Glendora tonight. Nothing to impressive but new roads all the same. It was a nice new good adventure.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: no areas of note.

 

September 05, 2016

Instagram Post: Post work #elliptical workout 25 miles. Simulating the motion of perpetual #biking but not outside doing it. I'm tired its a rough week at work. I wanted to do something and we all know how I like my holiday posts so this will have to do. Better to do something as opposed to nothing. #SeaGullCenturyTraining #SeaGullCentury2016 #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #LLLR




 

September 09, 2016

Instagram Post: Home for lunch and in the mail is the #Sysco #LLLR #Biking jersey! So excited. Get wait to wear this during #SeaGullCentury2016 now only 4 short Saturday's away. Also I am raising money to fund the @robthomas_78 memorial scholarship. For full details on funding and sharing options, please look at the link on my bio or check out my pinned Twitter tweet. Thanks




 

September 10, 2016

Instagram Post: Off for the first time in 10 days. Spending time with the family in PA. Early morning #biking activity first thing this morning (it's been like a week because of the school schedule). Hit the #PerkiomenTrail #AudubonLoopTrail rode a few roads to get some new experiences. Also biked past #UrsinusCollege and my sisters neighborhood as well as the adjacent one. It was humid as hell this morning. I didn't feel great (low air pressure in a tire didn't help), but I did managed 25 miles on the day. I was just happy to have a chance to get out and bike for a change. #SeaGullCenturyTraining #SeaGullCentury2016 (only 4 weeks away) #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #YouVsYou #LLLR

The Ride: Left my sisters house at 6:45am. I opened the door and the humidity smacked me right in the face. I thought about going back to bed. I obviously did not. I worked my way to the Perkiomen Trail and headed east. I made it to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park then hit the Audubon Loop. Realizing I had a slightly flat rear tire, I stayed to major roads on the way home. This took me past Ursinus College and downtown Collegeville. I also went through Silver Leaf / Regency Knoll neighborhood as well as biking through my sisters neighborhood the Reserve at Perkiomen Greene a few times in order to reach 25 miles for the day. Hot but good ride.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Silver Leaf / Regency Knoll, Reserve at Perkiomen Greene, Audubon Loop, Perkiomen Trail

 

September 12, 2016

Instagram Post: 16 miles of #biking after work tonight. Hit three neighborhoods close to home and toured the Lakeland Complex. Great weather, nice ride. Hating this getting darker earlier thing. Oh well, do what you can, when you can #SeaGullCenturyTraining #SeaGullCentury2016 #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #YouVsYou #LLLR

The Ride: I've been through these neighborhoods plenty of times so no knew experiences. I did however explore the west side of the Lakeland Complex. I went into the sports complex, through the Fire training and emergency services building as well as all the other structures on this side of the complex. Also took a lap around the Henry J Dunn Memorial Park.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Heritage Woods, Hunters Gate, Sawyers Creek, Marge Martin Sports Complex, Lakeland Complex, Grenloch Park Manor

 

September 13, 2016

Instagram Post: When you finally plan out a route in your head and know you need to take a certain road to get home only to find 'Road Closed / Detour' signs Fuq! Screw it, take the long way home. 21 miles on the night. I felt great. Had good speed. Good control on the bike. Windy as hell but overall a great ride. #biking #seagullcenturytraining #seagullcentury2016 #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #YouVsYou #LLLR

The Ride: This is what I get for planning a route. Road closed. I however road on some roads I dont cover often and hit some neighborhoods I dont visit much. I felt really good on the road tonight. The cooler air has made a major difference on my mental state. Some awful crazy looking skies out there but no rain. Fun ride tonight.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Grenloch, Grenloch Terrace, Gren Court, Winchester Farms, The Greens at Wedgewood Forest, Wedgewood Forest, Wedgewood,

 

September 17, 2016

Instagram Post: A lot happening on my #biking activity this morning. First (I love my holidays even the made up ones. So the #Batman Geek that I am loves this one) Happy #BatmanDay I had to bust out the #Batman cycling jersey today. Second, my Trek is at the bike hospital getting a tune up so it'll be ready for the #TourdePines & #SeaGullCentury2016 that means it's the triumphant return of my Genesis Mountain Bike. The frame is heavy, it is lower to the ground and its pedals not clips so needless to say it took a couple miles to get used to it again. I really do love this bike, it got me going and started this journey I've been on for over a year now. Third, I was looking for fall decorations but instead found my first #Halloween decorations. Finally the ride, I hit the #gloucestertownshiphealthandwellnesstrail and a few neighborhoods to reach 16 miles on the day. It was great weather and a wonderful day to be outside.

The Ride: The above really spells it out well. Getting used to this bike took a little while but it felt perfect. Could have done more but I have a lot going on today. Its holding up pretty well. I did see my first Halloween decorations up. Fall is coming. I really enjoyed my ride today. I really just enjoy biking.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Liberty Park, Blenheim, Hiltop, Grenloch, Gloucester Township Health and Wellness Trail. Liberty Park, Lakeland Terrace, Lakeview Appartments

 

September 19, 2016

Instagram Post: The weather this morning was less then desirable. I couldn't waste a day off so I hit the #recumbentbike for 50 miles today. Just put on my tunes and peddled, peddled, peddled. #SeaGullCenturyTraining #SeaGullCentury2016 #Biking #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #YouVsYou #LLLR



 

September 20, 2016

Instagram Post: Went to pick my bike up after work. They calibrated my odometer (which I asked for), but I didn't realize that meant resetting it ??. On the plus side, I got new tires so I can at least monitor how far these last. The first lasted about 1400 miles. Wicked sunset tonight, wish I was outside #biking but I did the #recumbent bike for 25 miles. Now watching some @bryanadams videos on YouTube before calling it a night (those that truly know me won't be surprised by that last statement). #seagullcenturytraining #seagullcentury2016 #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #YouVsYou #LLLR



 

September 21, 2016

Instagram Post: After a week of not having my main bike, I was able to sneak in a quick #biking activity after work. I headed out on the #gloucestertownshiphealthandwellnesstrail and came back the scenic route. Actually went somewhere new tonight #almonessoncreekpark I explored a little but I really didn't have an appropriate bike to explore. Next time! A tune up did wonders for my bike. I really love my #trekbikes 7.3fx it's appropriate for my needs. Also I broke out the #SeaGullCentury jersey again because it's getting real close now. #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #YouVsYou #LLLR

The Ride: Glad to have my bike back. A tune up does wonders. I felt great and so did the bike. I took the GTH&W Trail to start but mixed it up on the way back. I found myself in Deptford so I checked out Almonesson Creek Park. I will definitely need tobring my mountain bike back here at some point. After leaving here, I explored some new streets before cutting through Blackwood Terrace to work my way home. It was a good ride. Short, but good ride overall.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Grenloch, Gloucester Township Health and Wellness Trail. Liberty Park, Timber Cove, Almonesson Creek Park, Blackwood Terrace.

 

September 22, 2016

Instagram Post: It's the 1st day of Fall (or is it Autumn?) so naturally it's 80 degrees outside. 21 miles on this #biking adventure. Honestly the first 3 I felt HORRIBLE! Like sick. I've learned enough to know that feeling passes for me so I pushed through it. I basically headed over to the #gloucestertownshipcommunitypark and rode the red - white - blue tracks twice. On the way there & back I biked through #CamdenCountyCollege & the #gloucesterpremiumoutlets it was a close to home adventure but it got the job done. #SeaGullCenturyTraining #SeaGullCentury2016 #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #YouVsYou #LLLR

The Ride: Just one of those days that you didn't want to be out there, but once you were, you felt good. I rode over to the township park and actually did something new. I utilized all three trails, twice each which turned into a decent ride. I then biked the parking lot of the outlets on the way home, finishing it off with a lap completely around them. So this little experience actually was quite new all things considered.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Community Park, Gloucester Premium Outlets, Camden County College.

 

September 24, 2016

Instagram Post: Back at it, doing that #biking thing I do. 20 miles after work hitting #BlackwoodEstates & #GrenlochParkManor loving the weather right now. Hopefully it'll be like this in a couple weeks for #SeaGullCentury2016 until then it's simply #SeaGullCenturyTraining #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #YouVsYou #LLLR

The Ride: New toy, a Garmin 820 GPS computer. Playing with the settings and taking it out for its maiden voyage. It does a lot more then my catseye but I am finding value in both. It also means that I will be using the map my ride app a lot less. That app has been very good to me. Todays ride was good. Felt great. Just a quick lap through Blackwood Estates but its the best performance I've had there. There is also a couple test rides. One was for plotting a destination and the other was simply playing around. A couple miles in all. Fun little toy.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Blackwood Estates

 

September 26, 2016

Instagram Post: After work #biking activity complete. It's getting darker earlier so naturally this sucks. I did the #gloucestertownshiphealthandwellnesstrail aka #BlackwoodRailTrail twice. This will be my last ride before Wednesday mornings #TourDePines 48 mile course which is my last big training ride before #SeaGullCentury2016 in 12 days. Crazy biking adventures ahead. #fightforit #fitdontquit #Youvsyou #LLLR #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Did the trail twice. There was a comfortable feeling to this ride. It was almost auto pilot and muscle memory. That's exactly what I needed heading into Tour de Pines.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health and Wellness Trail

 

September 27, 2016

Instagram Post: Okay I got out of work s little early so I went out for a quick 10 mile ride. Didn't want to overdue it because I am doing the #TourDePines in the morning. I basically just biked out to #SurreyLake and back. Now to rest. #SeaGullCenturyTraining #SeaGullCentury2016 #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #YouVsYou #LLLR

The Ride: Big ride in the morning but I wanted to get in a quick ride. I deliberately went to a neighborhood that had hills to make this workout worth while. A lot of resisitance which was good for the legs. Ready for tomorrow's adventure..

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch, Surrey Lake

 

September 28, 2016

Instagram Post: Just finished the #TourDePines #RideLikeTheDevil event starting and ending at #Batsto #WhartonStateForest I felt great. Maintained a faster speed then I ever have before and pushed myself to stay with some more experienced riders. The ride also took us through #LeedsPoint birthplace of the #JerseyDevil (all the reason I needed to do this). In the end, met some great people, biked a new place & improved my own personal benchmarks. Oh yeah, also just beat the rain! WINs all around today. I'm proud of this accomplishment. 10 days now until #SeaGullCentury2016 I think after today I'm finally mentally ready to do this. #SeaGullCenturyTraining #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #YouVsYou #LLLR

The Ride: Seriously though, this was the best I have ever felt on a bike. I had my best ever speed, I biked above my comfort level and absolutely knew I good do this ride. I met and relied on the kindness of strangers to guide me through this, only my second group activity. I really enjoyed the ride and the experience.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Batsto, Wharton State Forest, Ride Like The Devil