Friday, December 9, 2016

12/10 Saturday Ride

I think we need to give this one to Mother Nature: it might make it to 27° by 2:00, and snow is on the doorstep. I guess we should finally draw the curtain on the SMR for the year, though only missing the last two weeks isn't bad!

Watch the Facebook page for last-minute, "oh, it might warm up for a day" rides, but otherwise, I'll see you next year.

Friday, December 2, 2016

12/3 Saturday Ride

I just drove down from Yarmouth on Middle Rd and enjoyed a fresh layer of new tarmac from somewhere after Burnham Road to the split with Rte 9. Maybe we should go put skinny tires on it, maybe on the way to  Brunswick? Pinelands?

Tomorrow looks a bit cool but, if we start at 10:00, we should stay in the 40s for the duration.

Friday, November 25, 2016

11/26 Saturday Ride

We're going to take advantage of Bruce's planned route for the turkey burner and ride out of Westbrook tomorrow. Meet in the CVS parking lot on Main St. Wheels roll at 10:00.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1369589824

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

UPDATE: Bruce’s Second Annual Modern Era Black Friday Ride CANCELLED

Weather has sunk the ride today, but tomorrow looks more promising. I will post for the SMR starting at the shop, and Bruce will reschedule this ride to s later date.


Friday, Nov. 25th (weather permitting)
10 am    Westbrook CVS

We will ride some nice country roads west of Westbrook.  40-50 miles.  Meet at 10 a.m. in the public parking lot on William Clarke Drive (Rte. 25 bypass) across from True Value Hardware, behind the CVS on Main Street.  Weather permitting (i.e. no rain, ice or snow). Email Bruce with questions: Bruce.smith1976@gmail.com.

Friday, November 18, 2016

11/19 Saturday Ride

I am out of town this weekend, but Bruce plans to be at the (former) shop at 9, ready to ride. (He seems to be getting a cold at this very moment, so he may not make it.)  Sunny day, mild temperatures.  Route is flexible, but here is a possibility:   



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Saturday or Sunday ride?

The temps are predicted to be about 39° at 9:00 on Saturday, but it' going to be 47° 24 hours later...we will go on Saturday unless I hear some dissent. OOB?



Friday, November 4, 2016

11/5 Saturday Ride

Well, I was fully planning on the Saco ride this weekend because the weather was supposed to be nice, but now it looks like we'll be in the mid-forties. I will be there ready to ride, but we may want to keep the ride to a manageable time. The Freeport loop, Pinelands, and Westbrook would all qualify, but feel free to bring suggestions. Wheels roll at 9:00.

Friday, October 28, 2016

10/29 Saturday Ride

Tomorrow's weather could go either way, but I think we might get lucky in the morning. Our best chance is with an 8:00 start, but it should be about 40’, so it should be fine. Route TBD based on riders.

Friday, October 21, 2016

10/22 Saturday Ride

Well, it looks like we might miss the rain in the morning. Let's start at 9:00 to give the roads a chance to dry out a little, and we'll make the route call at the shop. Bring your ideas!


Friday, October 14, 2016

10/14 Saturday Ride

Due to the rescheduling of the Merrymeeting Ride to this Sunday (and the assumption that a lot of us are panning on that), I was planning on something a bit more tame than has been our recent habit: how about 40 miles or so out to Pinelands? we can go Freeport if people prefer, so the more masochistis of us can branch off and do Brunswick, too, or I can just tell you how to add another 10-15 miles past Pinelands.

We'll gain 6° if we wait until 9:00--see you then.


Friday, October 7, 2016

10/8 Saturday Ride

I'm out on Monhegan still closing up the house, so I won't be back for the morning ride (and on such an awesome weekend, too!). Dealer's choice tomorrow, but I'm thinking Saco next weekend unless you beat me to it.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Oct 1 Saturday Ride

Sorry for the late post, but I'm off to do the Dempsey Challenge, and then the Cadillac. It's a dealer's choice tomorrow.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9/24 Saturday Ride

The Dempsey Challenge and the Cadillac Challenge are both two weekends away; I know a lot of us are doing one or the other (guess who's doing both?), so we need one more ride with hills. It's either Pinelands or Brunswick, I think, leaning towards Brunswick: the Not Dead Yet ride will be going Saturday morning out of Pinelands, and we may not want to navigate crowded roads. The table is open for comments.

Monday, September 12, 2016

9/17 Saturday Ride

==UPDATE==
There have been no requests for a route, so it will be a dealer's choice tomorrow.

This is the weekend of the Loon Echo Trek, friends: if you haven't done this ride, you owe it to yourself to give it a try! Lots of climbing, beautiful scenery, good cause. I'm sure our intrepid Randonneurs de France will drop me like a box of rocks, so I'm going to need company, but just look at this map--what could be more fun??

Loon Echo map

In the meantime, we need a route for anyone who's not going. This is early enough warning that you have some time to consider, and just email me or leave a comment about a preferred route. If the Randonneurs have had enough of climbing, they may be interested in simply doing the flat 50-miler to OOB and Gorham that we didn't do last week (to avoid conflicting with the Lighthouse and Parkinson's rides). Think about it, let me know.

Friday, September 9, 2016

9/10 Saturday Ride

Well, Labor Day is gone and so are most of the tourists: it must be time for OOB! Bring two bottles and some snacks.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/534184436

Thursday, September 1, 2016

9/2 Saturday Ride

Well, I'm not sure how this weekend is going to go: at least five of our regulars are pedaling on French soil and making us all jealous, and then there's the holiday, of course, taking people out of town. People like me, for instance (see what I did there?). So, not knowing how many or who will be there, I'm going to post an old reliable for this week: Freeport with the Brunswick option.

http://www.mapmyride.com/us/portland-me/portland-freeport-brunswick-route-119408001

Friday, August 26, 2016

9/27 Saturday Ride

I need a ride, folks!

I'm thinking, since there's been an awful lot of going north recently, maybe west is in order: either Mitchell Hill or this lovely, bucolic variation on one of Bruce's themes. I altered the course to follow the river a little more--let me know if that's a bad idea, Bruce!

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/930318097

After Labor Day, we'll fit in the Saco ride. Also, we should be able to go up to Boothbay and enjoy some coastal fall color.

Friday, August 19, 2016

8/20 Saturday Ride

Theresa and Jerry didn't get to do the extra loop past Pinelands last week and they want another swing, so we'll repost the 51-mile, five-Cat-5-climb Pinelands Plus loop from last week. If you create a critical mass block and out-vote them (or beat them fair and square arm wrestling), I'm sure they'll be reasonable.
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1213535494


Friday, August 12, 2016

8/13 Saturday Ride

It's the Bike MS weekend so I will be down in Biddeford putting in 175 miles over the next two days. Theresa and Jerry are training for a European trip, however, and they want some hills, so how about this one? It's 51 miles with the unusual (but pretty) way home via Elmwood/Hodsdon, but that can be shortened by going our typical 231 to Greely or Tuttle. There's an optional 10 mile loop and two extra Cat 5s after Pinelands including Gloucester Hill and Penney Road (total 3731 ft and 5 Cat 5s).

The rain should hold off until the afternoon, but be prepared.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1213535494

Friday, July 29, 2016

7/30 Saturday Ride

I am back in the saddle, friends: atrophied, but rarin' to go! Since I have no idea where you've been lately, we'll pick a route in the morning. If anyone is not doing the Four Notches, I'll see you at 8:00!

Friday, July 22, 2016

7/23 Saturday Ride

Out of town one last time (I hope). Not knowing where you chose to go last week, how about Pinelands via Hodsdon?
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1043157541

Friday, July 8, 2016

7/16 Saturday Ride

Well friends, I have to be out of town again this weekend but, since we got rained out last weekend, I'm just going to leave the Mitchell Hill route right here.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/456359014

Friday, July 1, 2016

7/2 Saturday Ride

Still driving back from Moab, so it's another Dealer's Choice tomorrow. It looks to be a beautiful day, so here's to good riding!

Friday, June 24, 2016

6/25 Saturday Ride

I am out of town for the next two weeks riding in Moab (it's very hot out here, but amazing!). I'll need a bunny wrangler for those two Saturdays--any volunteers? I will post whatever route you choose, or everyone can meet up at 8:00 and play Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock for the route.


Friday, June 17, 2016

6/18 Saturday Ride

Well, you all must be tired after last week, so how about a short one (since I'm packing to go out of town, I have a vested interest here). How about Highland Lake?