Friday, September 17, 2021

9/18 Saturday Ride

And, just like that, it's Fall, and cooler temperatures are upon us. Also, it's Century Season. It's our (my) last weekend before Dempsey (on the 26th) and Cadillac (on the 3rd) and shortly afterwards we have a couple of metric century options with the club (the Merrymeeting Metric and possibly the Oxbow Metric). All this is to say, we need some hilly miles, and it's time for the Raymond Hills!

We'll meet at Mabel Wilson School in Cumberland Center at 8:30—the weather looks cool and overcast, so the ride should be comfortable. Be sure to have enough water and some snacks—there is little available between Pinelands and the bottom of Crystal Lake.



Friday, September 10, 2021

9/11 Saturday Ride

Well, we saw Brunswick last weekend, so it looks like we’re off to Hilly Pineland this week. The base loop is about 45 miles, and there’s an optional loop at the top for another 700’ of climbing. 

Unfortunately, I’m not available this weekend, so I’d sure like to get a volunteer a Bunny Wrangler for the ride; all I really need is one person to respond that they a will be there so others will know they won’t be the only one showing up!



Friday, September 3, 2021

9/4 Saturday Ride

Tomorrow looks like a spectacular day, and there are so many options...

Keeping in mind the fall centuries (Dempsey on 9/26 and Cadillac on 10/3), I have 3 weekends to get in some miles and climbing. My typical routes in September include:

Hilly Pineland Little Dog Raymond Hills




We still have this flat little 45 miler if we are just not feeling the hills: 


Since we have to travel for Raymond Hills, we'll hold off on that, but pick from the above for now and we'll compare notes in the morning. Wheels roll at 8:00

Friday, August 27, 2021

8/28 Saturday Ride

The weekend looks a lot nicer than last, so I have to get my Diabetes Century in, so tomorrow will be interesting.

I've decided to get both the Saturday ride and the century done at the same time, using two intersecting loops. The first loop looks like this, heading out to Sebago and back down through Gorham. This is where you come in:


After we return to the church, loop two looks like this:



Or like this--depending on my mood (at which point I will jump into Range Pond to cool off):


If anyone's feeling up to a little extra, feel free to join me. Regardless, see you at 8:00.


Thursday, August 19, 2021

8/21 Saturday Ride

It looks like it's going to be a warm one on Saturday, and I have a century on Sunday, so I'm posting a tame ride for this week, out around Highland Lake

See you at the church at 8:00.




Friday, August 13, 2021

8/14 Saturday Ride

Well, the weather is being iffy, so I will toss out some options. The first is the North Windham route we considered but didn't do a couple weeks back, and the other would have to be something to keep us closer to the coast if the rain comes in early: Mitchell Hill? Pinelands? Highland Lake? This would be a perfect day to do Freeport/Brunswick, but three times in five weeks is jus too much!



Friday, August 6, 2021

8/7 Saturday Ride

Seeking Wild Oats!

I will be participating in the MS charity ride, so Theresa has agreed to lead tomorrow. Her route of choice will head up to Wild Oats in Brunswick. The full route is 70 miles, but there are plenty of smaller routes built into it (35, 50, 55, 65)--whatever your legs or time are ready for, there's a loop for you!

Meet at the church; wheels roll @ 8:00.



Thursday, July 29, 2021

7/31 Saturday Ride

"Saturday looks amazing."    ~Charlie Lopresti

Who am I to argue? Looks like it's time to go west. I offer two options: 46 miles up to Sebago and back thru Standish, or 52 miles more westerly and down along the Saco River. Load 'em both and we'll decide in the morning.

      



Friday, July 23, 2021

7/24 Saturday Ride

I will be in Acadia tomorrow but will leave the route to Pinelands for tomorrow’s ride, going up the hilly way and back Sligo. Wheels roll at 8:00.






Friday, July 16, 2021

7/17 Saturday Ride

I'm torn--is it too soon to do Little Dog? Let's try this: I'm publishing Little Dog and my Middlejam route (but without Middlejam, cause it's just wrecked right now). and we'll decide in the morning.

Wheels roll at 8:00.




Friday, July 9, 2021

7/10 Saturday Ride

Sorry for the late post, but it's been a day. And then some.

I am back in town, but will be unavailable in the morning, so I leave it to the group to choose a course. I hope to get out in the afternoon so, if anyone needs a later ride, let me know.

Friday, July 2, 2021

7/3 Saturday Ride

Sorry for the late post, friends, but I've been packing for a little R & R. I'll be out of town tomorrow, but how about a little jaunt up to Freeport? Just under 31 miles, unless you get a wild hair and want to go to Brunswick.

Wheels roll at 8:00, leaving from the church.




Friday, June 25, 2021

6/26 Saturday Ride

 ==NEWS FLASH: ALL RIDES START AT ST. PIUS CHURCH==

Due to the construction on Baxter Blvd,
all rides will start at St. Pius church (492 Ocean Ave)
for the foreseeable future.


Ok, now that that's out of the way, we're going to head up to Pinelands for a muffin and coffee. I'm still in recovery mode, so I'm not going to do all the hills this time, and I make no performance guarantees of any kind (read: somebody else can pull!).



See you at church--wheels roll at 8:00.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Juneteenth Saturday Ride

I got a suggestion this week about heading out towards Salmon Falls, so how about this one? 45 miles, but if you need a little more, you can add on the Cape. Leaving from the tower; see you at 8:00.



Friday, June 11, 2021

6/12 Saturday Ride

We’ll be returning to our regular 8:00 start tomorrow, and I offer two options: Highland Lake is about 38 miles with lots of bail-out points if you've just misjudged the day:

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/701637083


Mitchell Hill is around 42 miles and will wrap us out to Cape Elizabeth where we'll have that sea breeze. Once we get past Gorham Country Club, you're pretty much committed for the ride (though you can skip the coast and take the Greenbelt back):

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2530161709

There is an option using Ash Swamp Road, which would stretch the ride to 45 miles. We’ll choose in the morning; see you at 8:00.