Friday, September 25, 2015

9/26 Saturday Ride


It's time to fly down to Old Orchard and out towards Gorham. I have two options for tomorrow. Having just come off of Loon Echo and headed towards Cadillac next weekend, I'm thinking a long and flattish 50 miles (in red). If, however, you want at least one hill and a little more mileage, we can bang a right off Burnham Road and head up Mitchell Hill and out towards Cape--people can take a longer or shorter route back from Cape (55 or 67 miles). We can pick in the morning but, either way, bring two bottles and some snacks, and we'll plan to stop at the Saco Bay Variety.

It will be 50° at start time and 60° by noon, so dress appropriately. Wheels roll at 8:00.

Friday, September 18, 2015

9/19 Saturday Ride

Sorry for the late post, but better late than never (I hope). I'm going to be off doing the Loon Echo Trek tomorrow, as will a number of other Saturday riders, so we'll have to leave the SMR as a dealer's choice. The weather looks to be perfect for riding, so here's to a great day for all!

Don't forget your opportunity to let Acadia know what you think about future plans for the roads (see previous post). Plus, I think Adam is still looking for a good used bike (below below).

Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Tranportation Plan for Acadia National Park

From the Bicycle Coalition of Maine:
No doubt you will agree that Acadia National Park has some of the best bicycling and walking in Maine. But you may also agree that the Park has some traffic problems. Right now, you have a chance to tell the National Park Service your thoughts about bikes, traffic and transportation in Acadia!
The National Park Service is seeking comments from the general public as they develop a new Transportation Plan for Acadia National Park. Comments will be only be accepted through Wednesday September 30th. Please take action today to help make one of Maine's most special destinations safer and more welcoming for bicycling and walking by submitting your comments online.
This is your chance to let the Park Service know that making Acadia National Park a better experience when biking, walking, and using transit is important to you and your family.
We think the new transportation plan should work to reduce motor traffic congestion and improve safety for bicyclists and walkers on the roads and trails. Below are some sample comments and ideas for improving transportation in the park. Feel free to customize or add to them!
Please let the Park Service know why making Acadia better for biking and walking should be key parts of the transportation plan. Comment window closes Sept 30th.

Submit Comments

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Seeking Good Used Road Bike

Adam is looking for a good used bike for his wife who is just starting. He's hoping for something with a 105 group set. She fits a 52 frame in a Giant (that's a men's small or woman's medium). Any leads?

Friday, September 11, 2015

9/12 Saturday Ride

Well, I've had no input as to course for tomorrow, so we'll make the choice in the morning. Come prepared for anything: two bottles, one with sports drink, and some snacks. Whether Saco, a long Pinelands, or something else, we'll be sure to make a refill stop.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Future Rides

We're riding head-long into Century Season, and the timing is making it a little difficult to plan our rides. Two weekends from now is Loon Echo, on Sept 19th, then two weeks later is the Cadillac Challenge, and two weeks after that is the Dempsey Challenge. Typically, we'd do the Raymond Hills about now, but I'm not sure our legs need another 4000 ft of climbing tucked between these rides.

Bruce has been doing a pretty good job of keeping our legs in climbing mode for the last few weeks, so I pose the question: is it better to keep the legs loose and head to Saco/Gorham, or make this a real climbing weekend? Let me know what you think.

Friday, September 4, 2015

9/5 Saturday Ride

Well, since Bruce has everyone enjoying extra miles the last few weekends, do we go for Mitchell Hill, for a shorter change of pace, or Brunswick, for some more long, hilly fun? Come prepared, and we'll find out in the morning! Wheels roll at 8:00.