Saturday, August 29, 2009

No Sunday Ride

It doesn't look like there's any interest in a ride tomorrow morning, so there won't be an organized ride leaving at 8:00. If anyone wants to informally get together for a ride, feel free to email me.


Well, this week's Saturday ride was a bit of a washout. However, if at least three other people are interested, I could be convinced to take another shot at the ride we had planned for this week tomorrow morning.

Please leave a comment below if you would like to head out. The plan would be to leave the shop at 8:00 and do 34 miles through Westbrook, Gorham and Scarborough (MapMyRide route).

Based on the response, I will update this post by 6:00 pm tonight and state whether the ride is on.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

8/29 Saturday Ride

In order to avoid the inevitable mutiny that would ensue if we planned another ride up Mountain Road, this week we will be heading in the opposite direction and tromping through Westbrook and Gorham (MapMyRide route).

It looks to be much cooler and perhaps a bit wet this Saturday. However, unless it is really raining, the ride will go.

If you are new to the Saturday ride, you can check out the CCCP Saturday ride description.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Saturday Morning Ride 8/22

    This week the Rob will be taking the reins for the Saturday ride. Owen, you weren't there to defend yourself, so we voted you in as co-leader!

    Rob wanted to go to Cousins Island and, unfortunately, there's no way to do that in less than 37 miles (or doing an out-and-back) without using Rte 88. This road is still fairly beaten up in many areas so if you really want to do this, people need to be spread out on 88 and not follow in tight formation (not that this has been a problem recently!)

    Alternatively, there's the Woodsville/Blanchard/Mountain route, which will allow everyone the pleasure of bombing DOWN Mountain Road. Check your brakes often.

    If this will be your first time joining the Saturday ride, or if you are just looking for more detail on these rides, check out the Saturday ride description.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Clinic for New Group Riders - September 6th, 2009

Hi All,

Many of you know Stephanie Chase and that she has been putting on some cycling clinics for people desiring to hone their bike riding skills, especially as it applies to group riding.

Her next clinic will be a 4.5 hour clinic on September 6th that will include a lunch break. She plans to set the costs on a sliding scale in the hopes of getting the completely full (it's currently half full) and making it affordable so that all of those that need it will take it. She hopes this clinic will attract both men and women alike who take cycling seriously as part of the athletic endeavors AND as a safety issue in learning to ride correctly.
So the sliding scale is beneficial to word of mouth in trying to get people enrolled. Here's the layout:
1-10 riders $45.00
11-15 riders $40.00
16-20 riders $35.00
Here is the basic format of the clinic:
Opening Discussion/meet & greet 20 minutes
Pacelining/drafting/gearing 60 minutes
Discussion 10 minutes
Climbing Technique/gearing 60 minutes
Lunch Break 30 minutes
Accelerations/Bridging/Moving Up 60 minutes
Cornering/Discussion 30 minutes

For more information, feel free to contact Stephanie by either emailing her at or phoning her at (207) 939-6934.

Stephanie is a licensed cycling coach, certified personal trainer, and Cat 2 racer for Team International/Global Energy Cycling Team out of Boston, MA. She brings a lot of cycling knowledge and personal experience to these clinics. I personally have had the pleasure of taking her 6-week clinic and learned a ton. I'm sure this condensed version will be equally as informative and easier to fit many schedules.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

8/15 Saturday Ride

It looks like we are going to have another great day to ride this Saturday. To celebrate, I thought we would do something different and head up Mountain Rd. (MapMyRide Route). Ok, maybe the route isn't that different, but the weather is actually supposed to be nice.

If you are new to the Saturday ride or if you just feel the need to check up on us and make sure we are keeping the ride within the advertised parameters, check out the Saturday ride description.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Joshua's Ride

Hello CCCP Members and Non-Members,

I thought I'd let you know about Joshua's Ride, scheduled for August 29th in Cape Elizabeth. It looks like a fun ride for a good cause. You can check out the details here:


Thursday, August 6, 2009

8/8 Saturday Ride

This week the Saturday ride will be heading through Falmouth (MapMyRide route). If this will be your first time joining the Saturday ride, or if you are just looking for more detail on these rides, check out the Saturday ride description.