Thursday, July 25, 2013

7/25 Saturday Ride

It’s a pretty big weekend at CCCP, so get ready for some fun!

Don’t forget your Road ID; if you don’t have one (or it’s out of date or the wristband is toxic or you want a new color to match the new bike), now’s your chance: we have a CCCP club discount that only lasts until Aug 6th, so send an email and you will get an automated response with the ordering details. 

We’re being taken over by the infamous B5 B-Ride: 
  • BARISTA: 9:00 start at Tandem Coffee Roasters… tank up!
  • BIKE: 47 miles over (Mitchell) hill, over (Westbrook) dale, as we hit the tarmac trail…
  • BEER: Return to Rising Tide Brewing Co and celebrate the day
  • BRUNCH: at the food truck of the week, Mainly Burgers, right outside the brewery (just stumble out the door)
  • BINGHAM’S: lovely truffles at Dean's Sweets to close a fabulous morning of pedaling with pals

If you still feel you have some calories to burn, Sunday will feature CCCP's Annual Four Notches Ride. Meet  at 9am at the parking lot across the street from Attitash Mountain in Bartlett, New Hampshire. The route follows Bear Notch, Kancamangus, Franconia Notch, Crawford Notch and back to Attitash.  

FMI and to RSVP: Richard Hutchins      c. 650-2292

Friday, July 19, 2013

7/20 Saturday Ride

It looks like the heat will be with us again tomorrow, so we are going to keep the ride relatively short and head up Mountain Rd. and then over to Cumberland (Ride route). We will leave the shop at 8:00.

Also keep in mind that next Saturday (7/27) Kris will be leading the Saturday ride as the Barista>Bike>Beer>Brunch>Binghams B-ride. If you missed Kris' email, the plan is to meet at 9:00 at Tandem Coffee (122 Anderson St) at 9:00, go for a 35-45 mile ride, return for tours and a food truck at Rising Tide Brewing Co., and for those still standing to grab some desserts at Dean's Sweets.

Finally, please keep in mind that RoadID is currently offering club members 20% off each order placed between now and August 6. You've read my pitch for RoadID before: I think it's one of the essential pieces of equipment for every rider. Whether you're in a group or riding solo, having ID that allows medical staff to quickly identify your emergency contacts is an important safety item. Any ID is better than none, but one suggestion have as a former EMT is that necklaces and bracelets are by far the most effective form of ID since those are the places where responders are trained to look. If you keep your ID on a shoe and you get a head injury in a crash it may be hours before anyone bothers to take a look at your ID (and don't get me started about keeping it on your bike). If you have a necklace or bracelet, it will be one of the first things examined. 

If you want to take advantage of the RoadID CCCP club discount, send an email and you will get an automated response with the ordering details.

Friday, July 12, 2013

7/13 Saturday Ride

We are a bit conflicted about a route for this week, so we will just plan to pick one at the shop tomorrow morning. It promises to be a great day to ride, so bring some ideas for a route. We will leave from the shop at 8:00.

To echo the recent newsletter from Kris, the Saturday ride will be leaving from Tandem Coffee Roasters on Saturday July 27. The route is TBD, but plan to make the ride and support some of the club sponsors.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

7/6 Saturday Ride

It's a holiday weekend, so we are going to add a few hills. There will be three possible routes this week.

The shorter route for those who need to get back early will head out to Cumberland and then back in Sligo (Ride route).

The longer route will head on to Pineland and then back via Sligo and 88 (Ride route).

There will also be a slightly longer variant that will head out around New Gloucester Hill, adding a few extra climbs and a few extra miles. (Ride route).

Please make sure you review the map of the ride you plan to do and even consider bringing a map with you. With three rides, we can't have a leader on all of them without the help of volunteers.

We will leave the shop at 8:00.