Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Thanks to all of our intrepid Ride Leaders, and to all who came out on our rides even in less-than-ideal conditions, and to everyone who helped host or organize a post-ride gathering. Thanks to you, 2015 was a great year, and we look forward to 2016!
Stay tuned for our annual ride planning meeting sometime next month. Our next anticipated ride will be on February 29 - Leap Day!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Best Wishes for the Holidays to all of you! May you all have another great season of cycling ahead!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Over Hill and Hall-Dale

So, you know, Winter doesn't officially begin until December 21st, and it looks like the weather gods have decided to do things officially this year.  Which means we have more mild weather in store for this weekend - partly sunny and temperatures near 50 degrees - two weeks running!  Can't turn up another opportunity to ride in beautiful late-season weather.  Let's meet Saturday morning in Hallowell at the Hall-Dale Elementary School for a 23-mile ride to Slate's Bakery - a possible preview of the Leap Day Ride next Feb. 29.  Think it'll be 50 degrees in February?  At this rate, you never know, but we'll take advantage of it while we can.
Saturday, December 12 - HALLOWELL
"Over Hill and Hall-Dale" - a December ride through Hallowell, Litchfield, and West Gardiner.
START: 10:00 am at the Hall-Dale Elementary School at 26 Garden Lane off of Winthrop Street in Hallowell.
DISTANCE: 23 miles.
TERRAIN: rolling with some good climbs; flat along the rail trail.
HIGHLIGHTS: riding in December with only a few layers; the Kennebec Rail Trail; possible stop at Slate's Bakery.
LEADER: Jim Merrick.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Yuletide by Lakeside

It's December in Maine, and for this Sunday the forecasters are predicting sunshine and temperatures nearing 50 degrees with light winds - better than most of our rides in November!  Well, who are we to argue with gifts in December?  Lets take advantage of the mild weather and meet in Manchester at the Elementary School this Sunday.  Hope you can join us!

Sunday, December 6th - MANCHESTER
"Lakeside Yuletide" - a late season tour from Manchester to Wings Mills.
START:  10:00 AM, at the Manchester Elementary School parking lot on Rt. 17, near the junction of Rt. 17 & Rt. 202.  The school is on the left just after you turn off Rt. 202 onto Rt. 17 West.
DISTANCE:  23 miles.
TERRAIN:  moderate, with one long hill.
HIGHLIGHTS:  We'll ride past Lakeside Orchards over back roads along some streams in and out of Wings Mills and take in some December hilltop views.
LEADER:  Jim Merrick.