All posts tagged Maglianero

  • The Great Turkey Chase Part 6 Recap

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    Pardon me for the lack of updates this past week. As I write this, I’m sitting in the Cleveland Airport awaiting my flight back to Burlington and figured I should let you know what’s been going on.

    Last Sunday was the 6th installment of The Great Turkey Chase, an alley-cat style food drive similar to Cranksgiving, put on by Liam Griffin each year. This was my 4th year riding and probably my favorite yet!

    We had 26 riders come out this year; despite the 20-degree weather with a 7-degree windchill, 30 MPH winds and a couple inches of snow, everyone finished the race and we ended up collecting about 600 pounds of food and 18 turkeys for the Vermont Food Shelf. Not bad!

    I woke up Sunday morning in a bit of a confused state, and after seeing some new snow on the ground I decided that it’d be a great idea to ride my mountain bike for the race that’s 95% on sealed roads. My ‘cross bike would have been perfect, but as I said, my ability to make logical decisions that morning was laughable…

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  • 2013 Travel Talks at Maglianero



    If you couldn’t make it out to the Travel Talks at Maglianero, you can now listen to the stories from both Glen and Dan online thanks to Local Motion. The audio is a pretty low but definitely worth the watch – just turn up a bit!

    -B

  • Mad Dashes 2013

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    The Mad Dashes are back! You guys have asked for it and the good folks at Old Spokes Home have delivered once again. This’ll be the third series of indoor roller races we’ve seen here in Burlington, VT and I couldn’t be more excited. The races will take place this upcoming Tuesday the 16th at Manhattan’s Pizza and start around 6:30. Come on out for some dollar PBRs, lightening-fast cadence and great friends. More info on the Facebook event page.

    -B

  • Cycle the City: Burlington, VT – 4/28

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    Local Motion is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Cycle the City ride here in Burlington, VT on Sunday April 28th. Along with the ride, they’ve also received some revamped branding including new signs, maps and a website by JDK. Join us for the ride starting at Maglianero on the 28th from 10 am – 12 pm. More info on Facebook.

    -B

  • BUG FUN!RAISER – Saturday April 13, 2013

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    The BUG, aka Bicycle Users Group is a collection of rad folks from the University of Vermont pushing for bicycle advocacy here in Burlington. They’re holding they’re 2nd annual FUN!Raiser on Saturday April 13th to help support their growing bike share program, work shop and local events. Not only will they be raffling off prizes from Bailey Works, Planet Bike, City Market, Ski Rack, GoPro, Arts Riot among many others, but there’ll be bike themed prom photos. If you ride a bike around Burlington, be sure to come out!

    Here’s the link to the Facebook Event.

    -B

  • Maglianero Travel Talks #2: South America Bike Touring

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    My buddy and former roommate Dan Hock will be speaking about his 6 month journey through South America this evening at Maglianero.  It starts at 7 pm, but I’d get there early if I were you ’cause I heard there’ll be empanadas chilenas.

    -B

  • Guest Blogging for Maglianero

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    I hope everyone had a great weekend…I sure did (despite a rolled ankle). I spent the weekend down in the city for the fourth time in the last two weeks, visiting old friends, skating, drinking and enjoying the change of scenery. In case you’re wondering, the ankle roll occurred after a botched switch 180 down a long set, so Sunday was spent hopping around one-footed. I’m not mad though, this is the first time I’ve rolled an ankle in nearly 5 years, so my track record isn’t too bad.

    What this post was intended for was to let you know I’ll also be guest posting over on the Maglianero blog. If you’re not from the area, Maglianero is one of the best spots in Burlington scratch your coffee itch. They’re also a cycling-friendly cafe with a focus on what they’ve coined the “Modern Mobility Movement” which aims to bring together the community, coffee and cycling. They’ve even got an outdoor bike wash, indoor bike parking, a shower and other assorted accoutrements for the commuter cyclist.

    Check ’em out: Maglianero Cafe – Burlington, Vermont

    -B

  • The Great Turkey Chase 5 Recap

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    This past Saturday was The 5th annual Great Turkey Chase orchestrated by Liam Griffin. This was my third chase since living in Burlington and probably my favorite to date! The weather was gorgeous; I literally rode in a long sleeve button-down and jeans (the same clothes I’d worn the night before), with no need for a jacket or even gloves. In Vermont at this point in the year that’s unheard of. Especially since I had a number of friends who opted to go ride Stowe, Kilington, or Mount Snow that day. Yup, like the annoying house guest, winter shows up early here and stays far beyond its welcome.

    Liam did a great job of putting this all together again, so a huge thanks goes out to him for giving us a fun event where we can give a little back to the community. I’d also like to thank him for including us as a sponsor the the second year. As far as results go, Simmers finished first in terms of speed, however Lockwood took the win for buying TWO turkeys (buying a turkey gets you a time bonus) and Norris was by default bumped to third. I finished a few heads later with no turkeys on hand as my bag was filled with all the layers I’d been stripping. Thanks to Liam for these photos, see a few more below. Stay tuned for some shots I took later this week.

    -B

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