Monday, October 01, 2007

Rhody Ride

On Saturday I traveled down to Kingston for a URI Cycling Team reunion ride.

When I was at URI the only year we had a racing team was 1987. It was anchored by Jim Peters (NBX), Fred Croy and multiple Masters national champion Mike Hutchinson. Jeff “Potsie” Potter Jimmy Aldrich, Eric Bowker (Catamount) and I rounded out the roster. We had some success thanks to the talent of Jim, Mike and Fred and we had a lot of fun thanks to all. The team rumbled on for a few more years after us but died out about 1992. There were a couple of false starts since then and nothing has taken hold on campus.

Eight riders showed up for the ride Saturday. Most still ride regularly and three are still racing. I was amazed at the turnout. The campus paper even showed up to take a few pictures and ask a few questions.

I faded about an hour into the ride and Dr. Matt and I headed back to campus and met up with the rest at Fred’s house later in the afternoon. It was quite a nice day of catching up with old friends.


JB said...

apropos of nothing: how did you enjoy your time at URI?

Il Bruce said...


I was a student at one campus or another from 1982 til 1992. Over all the quality of the education (Englifh Major) was very good.

I only lived on campus for 1 semester. The place was ruled, dominated, by the greek system. I am not a fan.

A quarter century has passes since then but at teh time the overall experience was good.

JB said...

what? I had you pegged as a frat boy :-)