About Blackstone Bicycles

We are a full service bike shop in Cumberland, RI carrying Rocky Mountain, IBIS, SALSA, Transition, Redline, Banshee, Surly and KHS. We offer quick and reliable service work and host a weekly NEMBA mountain bike ride at Lincoln Woods.

Our address is 391 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI 02864.

Phone is 401 335 3163.

Winter hours are now in effect: Monday through Friday 12-6, Sat 10-6.

Closed on Sundays and Tuesdays (I need to ride sometime)....

Email: blackstonebicycles@gmail.com

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Blue Hills Part II

The shop was closed and it was beautiful outside today so I opted for another solo ride at the Blue Hills. I rode nearly the same loop from last week backwards and added some trails into the mix before heading up Coon Hollow for the observation tower. Today couldn't have been any more different than last Monday in terms of humidity and temperature. It's amazing how much more fun it is to ride when you can actually breathe! Who knew? I climbed an assload and even broke down and tried out the 22t ring. This almost immediately made my left leg all crampy (probably because I never, ever spin and usually ride a 1x8, or a singlespeed) but I figured out how to use the damn thing anyhow. The new bike was great, lots of fun on the descents and I was digging the all the neat noises it made when oddly shaped rocks slammed into the downtube at speed. Did I mention all the loose rock up there?

Speaking of trail obstacles, we have nothing to complain about when it comes to horse poop at Lincoln Woods. Little mountains of horse dookie abound and it's kinda nasty, that's all I'm sayin'. Keep those eyes peeled if you pedal around in those woods...

Don't forget our weekly Tuesday night NEMBA ride is on for tomorrow because, as you may know, tomorrow is Tuesday. Unless you read this tomorrow and today is Tuesday. Anyways, come by the shop for the ride and post ride Harpoon and general bike dorkery.

Oh yeah, two more things. Blue Hills Mountain Bike Day is May 23rd. If the recent posts have you wondering where to ride in the park then head up and check it out. RI NEMBA is also hosting their annual spring Fun Ride on May 23rd so if you live in Southern New England you have two great MTB events to choose from. Get out and ride somewhere new!

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