Jamis Renegade Elite

Well, it was new bike day. I’m pleased to introduce the latest member of the fleet, the Jamis Renegade Elite. See photo below:

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Jamis considers this an “adventure” bike and I have to agree. It features a full carbon frame, disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra running gear, and a bunch of other features. Considering I’m used to riding a Trek 8000 hard tail mountain bike, this is a much different ride. In the first place, the Renegade has much less rolling resistance due to more narrow tires and less weight. Acceleration feels snappy. The ride is a little more reactive. It’s FUN. Seriously. This is a great bike for the type of riding I do and plan to do. I’ll report more as I log the miles. Always wear your safety gear!

Helicopter Maintenance

Aircraft require a tremendous amount of maintenance and helicopters take even more. I was flying about and landed at an airport where they refurbish the Chinook helicopters.

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There was a huge hangar just outside the frame where teams bring these machines back to full service. Was impressive to see. For now, I’ll stick with fixed wing craft.

Published in: on June 30, 2016 at 8:01 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Slow and Steady, bicycling

Bicycling is not only lots of fun, it’s great exercise. I’ve been adding miles to my routine over the past 6 months, gradually stretching those rides. Here’s a look at my Garmin GPS from a ride last week:

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Got to 40 miles. Took me quite a while, but was a steady ride with a few breaks. My goal is 75 miles in a single ride. Hope to get there by the end of this year. No matter what, I’ll shed some pounds in the process. Be safe riding.

Published in: on June 28, 2016 at 10:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Cape May Harbor

Cape May, NJ, USA has a beautiful harbor. If you like to watch the boats, there are several vantage points. Here’s a look at the commercial fishing fleet rafted at the dock.

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Be sure to check out the sport fisherman, the pleasure craft, and even the paddle boards and kayaks. There’s all types of vessels about. And then, just a short walk away, you’ll find plenty of establishments to enjoy a meal and beverages. Take your time. No hurry.

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