Friday, July 19, 2019

7/19 Saturday Ride

Well, with the Four Notches coming next weekend, I was hoping to point us towards Brunswick, but the Clam Festival makes that a very bad idea. So how about heading out to Gorham and Simpson Road? Not enough hills and not enough distance, but I can’t make the ride myself, so wanted to keep it reasonable.

Friday, July 12, 2019

7/13 Saturday Ride

The Four Notches Ride is just two weeks away and I was asked to provide some hills so, here they are. We'll take the All Uphill to Pinelands this weekend (52 miles, 2800 ft), and then decide whether we want a bite of the Raymond Hills next weekend or if the trip to Brunswick is enough. This week's route has an optional 12-mile loop above Pinelands to add another 900 ft of climbing, so consider that alternative.

Let me know what you think about next weekend. I will not be available for that ride, so while you're cogitating, keep that detail in mind.

Friday, July 5, 2019

7/6 Saturday Ride

It looks like the stormy weather should hold off until after noon, but it’s still going to be sticky before that, so how about heading to Mitchell Hill early and swinging back to town via the coastal breezes of Cape Elizabeth? Wheels roll at 8:00.

Friday, June 28, 2019

6/29 Saturday Ride looking rather soggy. Due to the fact that we didn't actually do last week's course (and the fact that it offers shelter at the halfway point), I will leave that as the route for this week and we'll see what the morning brings.

Friday, June 21, 2019

6/22 Saturday Ride

Seriously--maybe the most perfect Saturday of the season and I think I have the flu! Barring a medical miracle, I don't think I'll be able to make it in the morning, but I offer this 47-miler and I curse this wretched timing: a reasonable person would get sick on a Monday morning.
If you're not up to Dutton on the way back, just keep going down Center Road and bang a left on Falmouth Road to get back up to Blackstrap.