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Highland Hardware & Bike Shop is Carrying Sip, Clip & Go Coffee

Small post, big news!

Sip, Clip & Go’s Coffee is now available for sale in its first retail location in Holyoke, MA. Read about all the details here.

Groupon Deal: D2R2 Randonnee Franklin Land Trust Green River Bike Tour

Cyclists interested in participating in the Franklin Land Trust’s fundraising bicycle ride, the famed D2R2 can get a heck of a deal for signing up at Groupon.  There is an associate doffer for the Green River Bike Tour as well.  Full details are found here.

There are two deals to choose from.  Here’s the rundown, cut and pasted directly from the Groupon’s offer:

  • For $90, you get four admissions, including lunch, to the Green River Tour at D2R2 Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee, on August 27 (a $180 value).
  • For $120, you get two adult and two child admissions, including lunch and dinner, to the Green River Tour at D2R2 Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee, on August 27 (a $240 value).

The clock is literally ticking on this  as of this posting on Saturday morning, there is only 1 day and 16 hours left–so basically you have until the end of the day Sunday to make the decision.  A lot of cyclists find high entry costs to rides, or high thresholds for fundraising a barrier to entry for events like these.  So, no excuses!  50% off is a heck of a deal–for a very worthy cause.


Now that’s a bummer



I brought my bike to work today because I was planning on riding it home. Then I would ride back to work tomorrow, my day off, to retrieve my car. I decided I wanted to do a longer ride, so I came up with plan B. Ride around west county, return to work, and head home in the vehicle. I did 21 miles instead of 13, so my goal was reached (the longer ride goal for today). I figured I needed more miles to burn off one of these. I checked out the temp on the bank’s display towards the end of the ride, but shockingly, I forget what it was. It was 34 degrees or 37; low 40s when I started. My right foot was the one experiencing the block of ice feeling, but the left sock was the one with the hole in it at the end of the ride! Yes, my brandy new socks, too. I will bring them back to the shop tomorrow. I have never had a problem with this brand before, so I was a little shocked to say the least. I packed my toe covers, but for some reason felt I didn’t need to wear them. In the beginning I did not. When I hit the road heading back, that was getting no sun, I was cursing myself for not stuffing them in my pockets. Lesson learned.