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:   

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Saturday or Sunday ride?

The temps are predicted to be about 39° at 9:00 on Saturday, but it' going to be 47° 24 hours later...we will go on Saturday unless I hear some dissent. OOB?

Friday, November 4, 2016

11/5 Saturday Ride

Well, I was fully planning on the Saco ride this weekend because the weather was supposed to be nice, but now it looks like we'll be in the mid-forties. I will be there ready to ride, but we may want to keep the ride to a manageable time. The Freeport loop, Pinelands, and Westbrook would all qualify, but feel free to bring suggestions. Wheels roll at 9:00.

Friday, October 28, 2016

10/29 Saturday Ride

Tomorrow's weather could go either way, but I think we might get lucky in the morning. Our best chance is with an 8:00 start, but it should be about 40’, so it should be fine. Route TBD based on riders.

Friday, October 21, 2016

10/22 Saturday Ride

Well, it looks like we might miss the rain in the morning. Let's start at 9:00 to give the roads a chance to dry out a little, and we'll make the route call at the shop. Bring your ideas!