Friday, May 26, 2017

5/27 Saturday Ride

The Memorial Day ride is right on the doorstep, but this week's rain has interrupted my riding, so I'm looking to do a short, easy loop to keep the legs loose. How about Cape? It should be a lovely day, so we might as well take in the shore. Depending on attendance, we can change the plan if folks want another route, but let's roll at 8:00.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

5/20 Saturday Ride

Wow--it's our last weekend before the Memorial Day White Mountain Classic--when did that happen??? It feels like we haven't gotten nearly enough riding in, but if we don't get some hills, it's going to be a sufferfest in two weeks. You know what that means: it's time for the Raymond Hill ride!

This is a 60 mile route starting in Cumberland Center with six Cat 5 climbs. We'll meet at the Mabel Wilson School on Tuttle Road at 8:30. The weather looks like it will be very comfortable for the work ahead, so we've got that going for us. I'm working on some alternatives for those not up for it but, really, no one's ever up for it; it simply has to be done!

Friday, May 12, 2017

5/13 Saturday Ride

Memorial Day is just a few short weeks away, friends, so we need some miles! Let's go visit the Little Dog Cafe in Brunswick--this route gives us a number of distance options so, if you're up for anything between 35 and 70, come on along!

It's going to stay right around 50° tomorrow, so dress for success, bring some snacks, and don't forget the coffee money. Wheels roll at 8:00.

Friday, May 5, 2017

5/6 Saturday Ride

Well, sports fans, it is not looking too good for the morning. Cold and wet is my least favorite combination. I will leave the option open for the weather to change--let's call it a 9:00 start with a route TBD.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4/29 Saturday Ride

I know, I know--I'm getting webbed feet, too. But we're going to post anyway and hope for the best!

I'll be out of town, so Bruce will be your ride leader this weekend, and he's selected something close to home but with lots of options in case the weather stays fair. The temps should be in the 50s; wheels roll at 8:00.

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.