Friday, May 31, 2013

6/1 Saturday Ride

It may be tempting fate, but after several weeks of washouts from rain, we will once again attempt to head out on our Freeport loop (Ride Route).

We will leave the shop at 8:00 so that we should be back in time for the Yoga for Cyclists class Kris highlighted in his recent club email.

Incredibly, this is likely to be the first warm day of the season for the Saturday ride, so don't forget to bring your fluids (and your emergency contact information).

Friday, May 24, 2013

5/25 Saturday Ride

50 degrees with a 100% chance of rain. Hmmm.

Against my better judgment I am going to post a route for tomorrow. We will plan to do our "Freeport" loop (Ride Route). If it's really raining I expect we won't ride.

On the bright side, it looks like the weather will be near-perfect for the Memorial Day Ride, with cool temps and sunshine. Check out the link for ride details and feel free to use the comments section here to carpool.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

5/18 saturday Ride

Well, we have one last week before the CCCP Memorial Day ride. It's been a tough season so far due to the cold, wet weather, so instead of heading out for our usual Raymond Hill loop, we are going to do another variation on our Pineland route that adds Mountain Rd. and the New Gloucester hill (Ride Route). There will likely be a shorter loop of 30-40 miles that will break off somewhere in Cumberland. for those who don't want to do the full loop.

We will plan to leave the Back Bay Bikes at the usual 8:00 and remind you to please remember to bring your emergency contact information.

Finally, here's a link to a pretty decent youtube video about group riding tips.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

5/11 saturday Ride

After some nice weather, Saturday looks to be on the wet side. For those planning to get some miles in advance of the Memorial Day ride, we will throw out the possibility of a 56-mile loop up toward Brunswick (Ride route).

For those who just want some miles and don't feel like such a long morning in the rain, we will also have a shorter loop that will turn around at S. Freeport Rd (Ride route).

If the forecast is to believed and we have "showers" on Saturday morning, I am planning to ride. However, if it "rains" or if the temps can't get out of the lower 40s, I'll likely stay home and watch stage 8 of the Giro and pretend that counts as riding.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

5/4 Saturday Ride

It looks like another decent weekend to ride, so we will head out toward Pineland again, taking a slightly different route from last week (Ride Route). For those looking to add some distance and/or hills, you should feel free to head around Gloucester Hill after we stop at Pineland (Longer Ride Route). 

As always, please remember to bring some emergency contact information and enough to drink.

Thanks for all the feedback on the ride. Bron and I are both planning to ride this weekend, so please continue to give us your thoughts.