Change of Plans - West Groton on Friday

Dear AdventuRiders,

Sorry to fill up your Inboxes, but I'm on a roll here ...

The original plan was going to use the Nashua River Rail Trail on the way back, but there is no school in Groton on Friday and the nice weather could make for a crowded trail.

So, I moved the starting point to West Groton and I was able to extend the ride farther into NH and see some new territory. We will cross the Nissitissit and Squannacook Rivers many times and at least today they are nearing flood stage. We will also explore the area north of Townsend State Forest in New Hampshire, where we have never done a ride before. Perhaps the cold nights in the forecast will get some fall color going.

You will notice that there are two category 5 (easiest category) hills on the ride. The first one is just long, not steep. The second is steep but not very long. We did a 5 1/2 mile long category 3 (middle category) hill today and everyone survived.

On Friday, October 7th - West Groton
  • The Fitness Ride will leave at 9:30 AM.
  • We should return by 1:00 PM - The ride is a bit longer than usual and I didn't want to be pressed for time.
  • Starting Point Map - Cutler Field, West Groton
  • Route Map - West Groton - Brookline
  • Distance = 27 miles.
  • Elevation Gain = 700 feet (more difficult)
  • Unpaved = 1 mile. It is a bit rough in spots, but walking will fix that problem.
  • Equipment - Any sturdy, well maintained bike will work.
AR Index = Roughly 34 flat, paved miles.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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