Sunday, May 29, 2011

Baby News

Congratulation to Jim Lawlor and his wife on the birth of their son, Owen!

Owen was born last night, weighing in at a healthy 8 lbs 11 oz.

Mom and baby are doing well and Jim has asked me to pass along his thanks to everyone for all the support they've offered over the past few months.

Friday, May 27, 2011

5/28 Saturday Ride

Well it's finally Memorial Day weekend, which means that the CCCP Memorial Day ride is finally here. The forecast is for a mostly sunny day and temps touching 80—a perfect day for a ride.

With the Memorial Day ride in mind, we don't want to do anything too long or hilly, but we still want to do a few hills a some mileage to keep people loose. Heading out to Mountain Rd. and coming back over the backside of Dutton HIll seems like a nice compromise (MapMyRide route).

There have been some rumblings about the possibility of a ride around here on Monday for those who aren't planning to do the Memorial Day ride. There isn't a local ride planned for Monday morning, but I will likely be heading out to do some variation on a route out past Pinelands (MapMyRide route). If there's enough interest, I wouldn't mind coordinating a departure time that would turn this into a group ride.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

5/21 Saturday Ride

We've been hemming and hawing about this week's ride. While we had hoped to have a long, hilly ride for those prepping for the CCCP Memorial Day Ride, the weather on Saturday just doesn't look like it will cooperate. So, we had to make a decision and here's what we've come up with:

Since Sunday looks to be a nice day, we are going to do a fairly easy ride on Saturday through Falmouth and Cumberland (MapMyRide route). The thinking is that doing a relatively short and easy ride on Saturday will save some energy so folks can do a longer ride on Sunday. We won't be doing an official ride on Sunday, but I would suggest the following route as a good way to get in a bunch of miles with a fair number of decent hills (MapMyRide route).

Friday, May 13, 2011

5/14 Saturday Ride

Well, blogger deleted the post about this week's ride, so here's a quick redo.

This week the long route is going to head up to Brunswick (MapMyRide route).

The short route will head out to S. Freeport road along the same route and then head back to the shop (MapMyRide route).

Thursday, May 5, 2011

5/7 Saturday Ride

There's a chance of rain this week, but since the CCCP Memorial Day ride is only a few weeks away, the plan will be to head out for a longer route through Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth (MapMyRide route).

Please, please, please review the map to get a sense of where the ride will be going. The route is a collection of sections that we travel frequently, just arranged in a somewhat different order. Recently, the group has been stretching out a bit and separating into smaller sub-groups. We're fine with this development, but would like to try to limit the possibility of people getting lost.

For those not interested in doing the full 53 miles, there will almost certainly be a shorter loop. Please speak up at the start if you are interested in a shorter ride. My suggestion would be that the group head out together and then split at the end of Greely with the shorter loop heading over to Sligo (MapMyRide route).

I've mentioned it in the past few posts and Kris mentioned it in his most recent email, but if you drive to the ride, please try not to park in the "shop" spaces in the lot.

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