Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Cambridge Life: 4/17/07 Cambridge Life: 4/17/07

The beauty of Cambridge, NY shines through April's showers

Life in Cambridge, NY is busy. This past weekend the Battenkill-Roubaix bike race came roaring through town. Over 1000 riders braved the wintry blast and coming Nor'easter to compete in this challenging 55 mile (75 miles for the Pro men) Pro/Am bike race. I split the day between standing at the intersection of Union and Main Streets with Dede Nash and the Pender boys directing traffic and shooting video on the hilly section of the course. The riders were impressive as they climbed the 4400 foot vertical course, but the elite women stole the day. They made climbing the hills look like riding on the flats and spectators from as far away as Boston stood in awe of the "Cat. 1/2 group of women riders.

Meeting House Road
Photo by Dave Kraus

Race day was followed by the predicted Nor'easter. We've been having quite the spring around here, snow, sleet, rain, sun, cold, warming...you name it and Cambridge, NY has experienced it this past week. The weatherman says that this weekend will be a beauty with temps in the 50's - 60's. I'll be out in the yard picking up the tree limbs, twigs and debris and getting them out to the curb for town pick-up April 14-22.

If you would like to help celebrate Earth Day on April 22, email tvobv@nyacp.rr.com or contact Christine Hoffer at the Rice Mansion Inn at 677-5741. The Towns and Villages of the Battenkill Valley are sponsoring an Earth Day clean-up. Volunteers will be treated to a hot dog roast at Varak Park on Sunday, April 22.

I'm looking forward to the lilacs blooming, the tulips opening up and the coming of spring. Nothing beats Cambridge in the spring, except Cambridge in the summer, fall and winter.


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