Sunday, August 12, 2007


I was doing the my favorite road loop out in Smithfield the other day and while returning through Centredale, I decided to take a chance on the Woonasquatucket River Greenway to get through the Manton Avenue madness. For the past few years I have been venturing through there as I have seen different sections being paved but there has always been a critical section that has forced me on to some horribly washed-out gravelly path. This time I made it from George Waterman Road in Johnston to Atlantic Mills in Olneyville without a hitch.

I know this has been a long and complicated process and my hat is off to Lisa Aurecchia and the rest of the folks over there fighting the good fight to provide more access to this former industrial cesspool. I hope this gets more people pronouncing the word "Woonasquatucket". Go ahead and try it: WOON - ASS - QUA - TUCKET. o

Thursday, August 9, 2007


So we're back after two weeks of vacationing. I took 2 weeks in Oregon tripping around the coast, Crater Lake, Portland; and a week on the bike in the Columbia River Gorge. Good stuff. Jesse spent his vacation building our new pro den

... and then being arrested by the FBI .

I'm sure Jesse has some things to say about his FBI pals, but I think his lawyers have advised against it. For my part, I would like to give a shout out to Stacey and the rest of the River City Cycles folks. They let me leave my Bike Friday case there for the week I spent on the road, and had a 16" tire in stock for my trailer.