Friday, September 30, 2016

Oct 1 Saturday Ride

Sorry for the late post, but I'm off to do the Dempsey Challenge, and then the Cadillac. It's a dealer's choice tomorrow.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9/24 Saturday Ride

The Dempsey Challenge and the Cadillac Challenge are both two weekends away; I know a lot of us are doing one or the other (guess who's doing both?), so we need one more ride with hills. It's either Pinelands or Brunswick, I think, leaning towards Brunswick: the Not Dead Yet ride will be going Saturday morning out of Pinelands, and we may not want to navigate crowded roads. The table is open for comments.

Monday, September 12, 2016

9/17 Saturday Ride

==UPDATE==
There have been no requests for a route, so it will be a dealer's choice tomorrow.

This is the weekend of the Loon Echo Trek, friends: if you haven't done this ride, you owe it to yourself to give it a try! Lots of climbing, beautiful scenery, good cause. I'm sure our intrepid Randonneurs de France will drop me like a box of rocks, so I'm going to need company, but just look at this map--what could be more fun??

Loon Echo map

In the meantime, we need a route for anyone who's not going. This is early enough warning that you have some time to consider, and just email me or leave a comment about a preferred route. If the Randonneurs have had enough of climbing, they may be interested in simply doing the flat 50-miler to OOB and Gorham that we didn't do last week (to avoid conflicting with the Lighthouse and Parkinson's rides). Think about it, let me know.

Friday, September 9, 2016

9/10 Saturday Ride

Well, Labor Day is gone and so are most of the tourists: it must be time for OOB! Bring two bottles and some snacks.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/534184436

Thursday, September 1, 2016

9/2 Saturday Ride

Well, I'm not sure how this weekend is going to go: at least five of our regulars are pedaling on French soil and making us all jealous, and then there's the holiday, of course, taking people out of town. People like me, for instance (see what I did there?). So, not knowing how many or who will be there, I'm going to post an old reliable for this week: Freeport with the Brunswick option.

http://www.mapmyride.com/us/portland-me/portland-freeport-brunswick-route-119408001

Friday, August 26, 2016

9/27 Saturday Ride

I need a ride, folks!

I'm thinking, since there's been an awful lot of going north recently, maybe west is in order: either Mitchell Hill or this lovely, bucolic variation on one of Bruce's themes. I altered the course to follow the river a little more--let me know if that's a bad idea, Bruce!

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/930318097

After Labor Day, we'll fit in the Saco ride. Also, we should be able to go up to Boothbay and enjoy some coastal fall color.

Friday, August 19, 2016

8/20 Saturday Ride

Theresa and Jerry didn't get to do the extra loop past Pinelands last week and they want another swing, so we'll repost the 51-mile, five-Cat-5-climb Pinelands Plus loop from last week. If you create a critical mass block and out-vote them (or beat them fair and square arm wrestling), I'm sure they'll be reasonable.
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1213535494


Friday, August 12, 2016

8/13 Saturday Ride

It's the Bike MS weekend so I will be down in Biddeford putting in 175 miles over the next two days. Theresa and Jerry are training for a European trip, however, and they want some hills, so how about this one? It's 51 miles with the unusual (but pretty) way home via Elmwood/Hodsdon, but that can be shortened by going our typical 231 to Greely or Tuttle. There's an optional 10 mile loop and two extra Cat 5s after Pinelands including Gloucester Hill and Penney Road (total 3731 ft and 5 Cat 5s).

The rain should hold off until the afternoon, but be prepared.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1213535494

Friday, July 29, 2016

7/30 Saturday Ride

I am back in the saddle, friends: atrophied, but rarin' to go! Since I have no idea where you've been lately, we'll pick a route in the morning. If anyone is not doing the Four Notches, I'll see you at 8:00!

Friday, July 22, 2016

7/23 Saturday Ride

Out of town one last time (I hope). Not knowing where you chose to go last week, how about Pinelands via Hodsdon?
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1043157541