Change of Plans - East Pepperell Tomorrow

Dear AdventuRiders,

The weather gods are not smiling on our Portsmouth ride. There is a persistent ocean storm that is supposed to bring cloudy, windy, rainy weather to the coast tomorrow :-(

We're just supposed to get the cloudy part here tomorrow, so I changed the ride to our "new" ride to Nashua, NH and Martha's Exchange for lunch. The "new" ride starts in East Pepperell instead of Hollis, so we follow a flat route back to the start after lunch instead of climbing back up to Hollis.

Wednesday, May 11th - East Pepperell

We will meet at the Rail Trail parking lot in East Pepperell Center. Here is the starting point map.

  • This is a "new" ride that starts at East Pepperell Center, goes UP to Hollis Center, then DOWN to Nashua. Then we will ride through Mine Falls Park on our way back to the Nashua River Rail Trail and back to Pepperell.
  • Lunch will be at Martha's Exchange on Main Street in Nashua. Its a brewpub with great food and a Sweet Shoppe too! Here is their beer menu.
  • The route is a little over 27 miles with about 500 feet vertical (moderate). Here is a route map. There is a considerable amount of dirt / gravel trail in Mine Falls Park. Its is generally quite smooth and a road bike will work, but I plan to bring my hybrid bike for comfort sake.

Here is the schedule:
  • At 9:30 AM - The Exploration Ride will leave.
  • At 12:30 PM ish - We will have lunch at Martha's Exchange in Nashua.
  • At 2:30 PM - We will be back.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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