Last Friday we had a splendid ride from Fayette to Livermore, courtesy of Frank Rosen, stopping for breakfast and returning by way of the Chesterville Esker. Saturday was a glorious Summer day (I seem to remember that's how one used to describe Summer days) with beautiful weather, a great group of riders, a really pretty route, and a fine post-ride gathering - thanks to Denise Crowell. This week the Friday breakfast ride series will start in Readfield and go to Winthrop. On Saturday we will revisit a great ride in Smithfield. More great riding is coming up, and I'd say we're due for a nice stretch of weather to match.
Saturday, August 8th - SMITHFIELD
"Route 8 Figure 8" - a scenic tour through Smithfield, Belgrade, Rome, and Mercer.
START: 9:00 AM, at the Smithfield Fire Station on Rt. 8 in Smithfield.
DISTANCE: 15 and 28 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate to moderately hilly.
HIGHLIGHTS: many scenic lake views and back roads, and an ice cream stop.
LEADER: Jim Merrick.