Friday, April 21, 2017

4/22 Saturday Ride

Well, pedaling pals, it's looking a bit dampish tomorrow. The rain is supposed to clear late morning. Because there's nothing worse than cold and damp (unless it's cold, damp, and snowing), let's move the start time to 10:00 and give the rain a chance to move off. I was counting on Mitchell Hill, so be sure to dress warmly and pack some snacks. We can omit the loop around Cape if the weather seems unfavorable. Fingers Crossed.

Yes, we totally look this good!

Friday, April 14, 2017

4/15 Saturday Ride

Well then: it's actually going to be above 50° at 9:00 Saturday morning, so how about we start at 9:00 Saturday morning? Let's head out towards Highland Lake with an eye towards Mitchell Hill next week.

Did I say 9:00 Saturday morning yet?

Friday, April 7, 2017

Inaugural Ride, Take 2

It seemed like a good idea last week, so how about we try again this week? It should be about 40° and partly sunny tomorrow, so we ought to have a good day. Wheels roll at 10:00.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

2017 Inaugural Saturday Ride

Greetings, intrepid pedalers! I'll be out of town getting muddy this coming Saturday, but since that will not keep the season from starting, Greg has agreed to take the helm (or at least keep you from getting lost). We'll open with the Freeport loop, assuming Ullr doesn't spoil everything with a new blanket of white.

If you don't find yourselves snow blowing, wheels roll at 10:00 from behind the shop.

Thursday, January 5, 2017


From Paul Niehoff:

There were some glitches with the team sign up for this great, more challenging than last year, event on July 1st.

If interested, and you should be, consider signing up under TEAM GRAND FONDUE, not only to join in with a greater Portland team, but for a 10% entry discount. Feel free to pass this link along to others.

Here's the link:

Start training!! Wait! You already have, right?

Looking forward to a lot of riding in 2017.


Friday, December 9, 2016

12/10 Saturday Ride

I think we need to give this one to Mother Nature: it might make it to 27° by 2:00, and snow is on the doorstep. I guess we should finally draw the curtain on the SMR for the year, though only missing the last two weeks isn't bad!

Watch the Facebook page for last-minute, "oh, it might warm up for a day" rides, but otherwise, I'll see you next year.

Friday, December 2, 2016

12/3 Saturday Ride

I just drove down from Yarmouth on Middle Rd and enjoyed a fresh layer of new tarmac from somewhere after Burnham Road to the split with Rte 9. Maybe we should go put skinny tires on it, maybe on the way to  Brunswick? Pinelands?

Tomorrow looks a bit cool but, if we start at 10:00, we should stay in the 40s for the duration.

Friday, November 25, 2016

11/26 Saturday Ride

We're going to take advantage of Bruce's planned route for the turkey burner and ride out of Westbrook tomorrow. Meet in the CVS parking lot on Main St. Wheels roll at 10:00.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

UPDATE: Bruce’s Second Annual Modern Era Black Friday Ride CANCELLED

Weather has sunk the ride today, but tomorrow looks more promising. I will post for the SMR starting at the shop, and Bruce will reschedule this ride to s later date.

Friday, Nov. 25th (weather permitting)
10 am    Westbrook CVS

We will ride some nice country roads west of Westbrook.  40-50 miles.  Meet at 10 a.m. in the public parking lot on William Clarke Drive (Rte. 25 bypass) across from True Value Hardware, behind the CVS on Main Street.  Weather permitting (i.e. no rain, ice or snow). Email Bruce with questions:

Friday, November 18, 2016

11/19 Saturday Ride

I am out of town this weekend, but Bruce plans to be at the (former) shop at 9, ready to ride. (He seems to be getting a cold at this very moment, so he may not make it.)  Sunny day, mild temperatures.  Route is flexible, but here is a possibility: