by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:35 pm Great ride today on a perfect early-fall day. It was 47° in heavy fog when I left home in Amherst, but this cleared quickly, and we had sunny skies and temps in the 60’s by the time we started in Northampton at 9AM. We started… Read more »

Posted: September 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM ET

by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:56 pm Amazing turnout at the SMR this morning, with around 24 riders — one of the biggest Saturday rides I’ve been on. Tim had route duty this week, and he came up with a great one, traversing the southern tier of the hilltowns, with some brutal… Read more »

Posted: July 27, 2013 at 8:22 PM ET

Jonathan O’Keeffe » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:23 pm Great ride tonight, Charlie’s weather call was perfect, as the rain ended just before the start of the ride. Don made a great call as well to combine the A&B groups, giving us B riders a hard challenge to hang on to the speedy wheels at… Read more »

Posted: July 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM ET

by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Sat May 04, 2013 10:11 pm I’ve gotta say, I was a little bit worried to find out whether anyone would show up at 7:30 AM for our first Super Saturday Morning Ride of the year. Roberto and Rich and I rode over from Amherst at 6:55 AM, and thought we… Read more »

Posted: May 15, 2013 at 8:15 PM ET

by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:16 am We are taking the SMR on the road this week to do a pre-ride of the course for next Saturday’s Quabbin Road Race. The ride today will start from the parking lot of the Stop & Shop in Belchertown on Route 9 at 9 AM… Read more »

Posted: April 20, 2013 at 8:25 PM ET

by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:06 pm I came close to cancelling this ride, with a bit of snow overnight and temperatures hovering around freezing in the morning. But the roads were dry in the morning, and I figured we’d get some cold-weather stalwarts to show up. I was right, with a… Read more »

Posted: March 16, 2013 at 5:56 PM ET

by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:48 pm At noon on Friday we were expecting to cancel this ride due to the snow that fell throughout the day on Friday, and yet we ended up with a terrific ride on the warmest day of the year so far. In addition to the usual… Read more »

Posted: March 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM ET

by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:16 pm I’ll admit it at the outset: I like riding the trainer. I’ve only been doing it for a few years, so I’m not yet burned out, and I work my ass off in the basement to try to get stronger for next year. But then… Read more »

Posted: January 12, 2013 at 8:21 PM ET