Reminder - Seacoast - Portsmouth Tomorrow

Dear AdventuRiders,

Well, this storm took its sweet time blowing in here on Monday, and now it seems to be taking its sweet time about blowing out. The forecast is for partly cloudy, breezy and 50 degrees in the morning. After lunch it should be near 60 with the wind increasing to 20 MPH. It will be an off-shore cross wind, so it won't be the usual afternoon sea breeze battle.

BTW, the draw bridge at Seabrook is still one way. I wouldn't follow the detour on Route 1 though, because it is stoplight city!

Jane and Bobbie are carpooling from Concord / Carlisle. If you want to join them, let me know.

Joe and I (and anyone else who care to join us) are carpooling from Shaw's.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

There are several restaurants along Bow Street in Portsmouth that have decks overlooking Portsmouth Harbor. The Stockpot Restaurant is no more :-( but the River House Restaurant has taken over the location. If the weather doesn't fully cooperate, Poco's Cantina has an enclosed heated deck. If all else fails, we can always hit the Portsmouth Brewery downtown.

Lest you think that our rides are all about eating and drinking, we will be biking along the beautiful NH seacoast with stops at Rye Harbor, Odiorne Point / Fort Dearborn, Fort Stark, New Castle / Fort Constitution, Portsmouth Naval Prison, Strawbery Banke, and Prescott Park. On the way back, we will be riding along portions of the East Coast Greenway.

Its is almost all on road (perhaps a bit of civilized off road at Odiorne), and I will be bringing my road bike.

BTW, it is important to note that we are starting at Hampton North Beach, NOT North Hampton Beach.

On Thursday April 29th, we will ride from Hampton North Beach to Portsmouth along the coast via New Castle. The route is about 32 miles, but is almost flat. Here is a map.

* At 8:45 AM - We can meet at the Shaw's parking lot in Groton and carpool to Hampton North Beach (Real restrooms!)
* At 10:00 AM - We will leave Hampton North Beach for Portsmouth.
* At 12:30 PM - We will have lunch on one the decks overlooking Portsmouth Harbor along Bow Street.
* At 3:00 PM - We will be back to Hampton North Beach.

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