Monday, July 18, 2016

New Vineyards and White Elephants

We had a great ride last Saturday from Norridgewock, thanks to Brian and Denise. A most enjoyable route over roads many of us had not traveled, passing through towns we hardly knew existed.  It was hot in the sun, but we had some occasional cloud cover and some shady roads.  The ride was not without some unintended drama, as we had some odd electro-mechanical problems, posing a high-tech challenge solved by some low-tech ingenuity (read: sticks and stones) and some gritty single-speed riding by one of the ride leaders.  We all made it back OK, in time for a splendid ice cream social which really topped off a fine day.  We have another northern excursion this Saturday, heading up the Sandy River from Farmington to Strong and New Vineyard.  And Sunday is the BCM Lobster Ride in Camden. Some fine riding ahead!
Saturday, July 23 - FARMINGTON
"Sandy River Ramble" - an all-new tour from Farmington to Strong and New Vineyard.
START: 9 am at the municipal parking lot adjacent to the Gazebo on Rt.s 4 and 27 just north of Farmington Center.  The parking lot is on the left, north-bound.
DISTANCE: 22 or 27 miles.
TERRAIN: flat to moderate with one long hill.
HIGHLIGHTS: views along the Sandy River, a stop at the White Elephant in Strong, and a possible post-ride stop at Gifford's in Farmington.
LEADER: John MacDonald,
Remember that the BCM Lobster Ride is Sunday, and if we have a large enough KVBC contingent we will qualify for a small rebate or discount off the registration fee.  So far I have heard from Ken Louis, Tammy Jones, Joe Lacroix, Bryan Griffin, Jim Floyd, Lynn Mitchell, Scott Bennington, and Fritz Onion.  If I don't have your name on the list and you want to join us, please do!  And let me know once you are registered - thanks!

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