NECN meteorologist Joe Joyce climbed aboard his bicycle on August 2 for the Sunday ride from Bourne to Provincetown for Day 2 of the PMC.
(Editor's Note: We're not saying Joe
didn't train much, but many of you out there may have put more miles on your bike wheeling it to and from the garage than Joe
did on the road this summer.)
and fellow NECN staffer (and PMC
icon) David Beauvais set out together from Bourne at 5am on Sunday - and seven-plus hours later, they pulled into Provincetown with a great reminder of the support, mission and fun that makes the PMC the special event it is.
Meet Team NECN: Joe Joyce
As weekend meteorologist for NECN
, it's Joe Joyce's
responsibility to make sure we have great weather for PMC weekend.
This year, apparently, his
strategy was to make June as lousy as possible. (Well, Joe
, you got that part nailed.)
In fairness to Joe
, if there is rain on PMC weekend, don't stick nails in his
historically cranks through a 1-day ride AND then shows up at 4am the next morning to work a double shift on-air! (This year, I think he
could actually work the first day and then ride on the second - which means the boat back from Provincetown will be a little more lively this year!)
also videoblogged from the course last year - and we'll try to figure out a way to make it happen again this year from the road.
Joe Joyce hits Dighton for a bit of refueling, and meets up with NECN Pedal Partner Caroline Lane of Andover, Mass.
cruised through the first part of his
Sturbridge-to-Bourne ride pretty well, but as Dighton approached - friends, fans and unfortunately, a broken chain put him a little behind the pack.
We decided to try something different this year, so I gave Joe Joyce
a Flip cam and told him to shoot as he
The only problems?
shot a lot of great stuff, and we had to figure out how to move it over to our system effectively.
Team NECN: Joe Joyce
NECN Meteorologist Joe Joyce will ride the Pan-Mass Challenge for the third time this summer