Sunday, October 30, 2011

More SC photos

This is a kit built as a 1914 Ford Speedster and built on a 1926 Ford model T chassis.

There was lots of model T's and A's at this car show in the town of Olar.

Also a few old John Deere tractors, they were built in the 1950's.
It rained about 50 mm today with winds 55 gusting to 80 km/h for most of the day and a cool 2.
So no cycling .

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Confederation Trail

This part of the trail is in Miscouche, there is about 8 km without a curve.

Most of the red leaves are off the trees but this one in Linkletter still has them.

This part of the trail is just as you are coming into Milton.
Today I got a ride to Richmond and then cycled to Summerside, then got a ride to Fredericton, Then I cycled to Milton where my vehicle was, and drove home from there. I logged 55 km on the bicycle.
It was mostly sunny but a bit cool at 5.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Apples

This is one of the photos that would not load yesterday, It was taken in the Union road area.

Today we drove to Lower Montague to pick apples.
This is what 22 kg of apples looks like. There was sun, clouds and rain showers at 5 today.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Union Road

For some reason unknown to me, photos will not upload this evening,
I cycled from home to Mount Stewart this afternoon, about 42 km.
Frost this morning and a cool 7 in the afternoon.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rainy day

Rain for most of the day with a high of 8.
I got my flu shot in morning and spend the rest of the day cleaning up in the shop.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

South Carolina photos

This is the bike I was using in South Carolina, The wires on the cross bar is the battery power supply for the GPS unit.

One of the back country roads hat I was cycling on.

A cotton field that (I think) is almost ready for picking.
Rain this afternoon at 10. I donated plasma today.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall colours

Some of the fall colour taken on a back road in Cornwall.

Late afternoon (about 4:00) I cycled with another TO from Royalty Junction to Mount Stewart, about 30 km. Mostly sunny at 14, now down to 8 as I post this.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Red blueberry fields

In the Hopefield area I saw this blueberry field showing its fall colour.

With another Trail Officer, we cycled from Iona to Murray Harbour this afternoon, about 36 km.

The beavers are busy getting the winter food supply ready, these trees were about 30 cm in diameter. It was a nice day for cycling, light wind, sunny at 13.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall clean up

The grass hadn't being cut for two weeks and the wind had brought down lots of leaves.

So I spend a couple hours with the lawn mower with the bagger on it, the lawn looks a lot nicer, until the next wind.

I picked up enough leaves to fill one half of the compost bin.
Mostly sunny with a high of 15. I had breakfast with the retired firefighters this morning and was to a church supper this evening.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Home in PEI

The first sighting of PEI as we cross the bridge to home.

A much closer view of the Island shore as we are coming of the bridge, A lot of driving, over 6,000 km for the return trip.

This is the bicycle I borrow when in South Carolina, I have used it for several years now. This trip I logged about 100 km on it.

Monday, October 17, 2011

South Carolina last day

Starting for home tomorrow, Sun at 85 today.
Cycled 37 km on back roads this morning.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

South Carolina day 4

Another nice day , sunny at 80 F with a light wind. I had deep fried turkey at noon. Then around 5:00 I went cycling on some back roads on the edge of town and logged 30 km as recorded by the GPS unit.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

South Carolina day 3

Today we drove to the southern part of the state, was gone most of the day.
Sunny at 85 F. No cycling.

Friday, October 14, 2011

South Carolina 2

Another nice sunny day at 77F. I was out cycling the back roads this afternoon and rolled on 30 km. Photos are still in camera.

South Carolina

I arrived in SC Wednesday evening, I had rain yesterday but today's forecast is for sun at 77f.
So i expect to do some cycling in the afternoon.
I have taken some photos but they are still in the camera.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Green grass and trees

It was a sunny day at 22. These photos taken in the ballfield, Note how green the grass is and the leaves are all still on the trees.

Far back on the left is a maple tree, it has started to change colour.

After I took this photo I noticed the two red barns way back on the horizon. I guess the setting sun made them stand out. No cycling today, a rest day after yesterday.
A note to all the faithful viewers, I am traveling for the couple weeks so there will be days when there is nothing posted.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

110 km day

There were 20 cyclists taking part in the Tip to Tip ride over three days. We had lunch at the Legion in O'Leary.

Most of the bicycles parked here.

This was the start in Tignish and we were getting lined up for the start photo. It was a nice day for cycling sunny with a light wind (most of the time in our faces) and a high of 20.
It is 110 km on the trail from Tignish to the east side of Summerside.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall colours

This one of the holes next to the trail for the Peaks Tee golf course.

The photo of the trail is near the 48 road.
It was only 2 in morning with rain and snow showers, it cleared by noon. I mowed the lawn, the went cycling, cycled Mount Stewart to Cardigan, about 27 km. Temp as I post this is zero.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stormy day

I took this photo to show the bit of snow laying on the wipers. But it is interesting how the water on the windshield caused items in the photo to be distorted.
It was windy but not as bad as yesterday, mostly rain with snow showers at times and a couple sunny breaks during the afternoon.
The temp this morning was 2 and the high for the day 10, presently it is 3.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wind storm

videoThe wind was gusting to 60 km/h when I took this video. At west Point today the wind hit gusts of 138 km/h with steady wind of 110 km/h.
The highest wind gust at this location was around 100 km/h.
My rain gauge is showing 75 mm for the day. And the temp was 7.
I donated plasma this morning and attended a radio club meeting this evening.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall colours

This field is just at the back of our house.

If it had being a sunny day the colours would be much better. Light rain and mist all day with a high temp of 16. I was to cards this evening in Warren Grove, first night of the season. I won first place for the men.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Walk in field

I went for a walk though the ball field woods to the field behind the woods, it has not been farmed for a few years.
This is one of the fields that I ski across, some of these bushes / trees are already 3 meters high.
Steady rain this morning, light rain and drizzle the rest of the day at 16

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Island East cycling event day 3

The Ladies of Murray Harbour had a great assortment muffins, rolls, fruit and tea & cooffee for us this morning. Unfortunately it is raining again but not like yesterday. My gauge showed 50 mm for yesterday and only 5 mm for today.
A smaller number taking part today, about 40-45 brave souls. Actually a better day because the trail was not muddy for the most part and the distance was only 22 km. Beef stew and fresh rolls for us when we got to Wood Islands.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Island East cycling event day 2

I took this photo of the boats in St Peters bay as I drove to St Peters this morning.

Looking across the bay to the big church. The cycling today is from St Peters to Souris, about 36 km. Unfortunately it rained all the way to Souris, we were very wet and muddy, lucky there was a garden hose at the end of the ride to hose of the bikes and ourselves. Now to get everything dry to be ready for tomorrow's ride. The forecast is for showers, but after today I hope we are between showers. The temp wasn't too bad, around 15.