Reminder - Potanipo Pond, Brookline, NH Tomorrow

Dear AdventuRiders,

Well, I hope you haven't gotten used to the weather of the last few days :-( The forecast for tomorrow is Cloudy with temps in the mid 50s to about 60 degrees. The winds will be light out of the east.

This route starts on the Nissitissit River where it leaves Potanipo Pond. We will follow a tiny bit of the Potanipo Rail Trail on our way to the old train station and Brookline Center. From there we encounter our first Cat 5 hill (freshly paved!) and with any luck we can stop by John Weidman's sculpture studio. Then we will cruise past Rocky Pond on our way to Federal Hill where we encounter our last Cat 5 hill (gravel and dirt). At the top of the hill we will stop at the ghost town of Monson Center which has been partially restored.

From there we will enjoy beautiful views from Federal Hill Road on our way to Lunch at Amigos Mexican Cantina in Milford. There was a bit of fall colors on our Monday ride in NH.

After crossing a 120 year old pedestrian suspension bridge over the Souhegan River we will head back to Potanipo. There is about a mile and a half of fairly civilized Potanipo Rail Trail on the way back that we may explore.

On Wednesday, October 12th - Potanipo Pond, Brookline, NH
  • The Exploration Ride will leave at 9:30 AM.
  • We will return by 2:30 PM.
  • Starting Point Map - Brookline - Lake Potanipo
  • Route Map - Brookline - Potanipo - Milford.
  • Distance - 21 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet (more difficult). Including 2 Cat 5 (easiest category) hills.
  • Unpaved - 4 miles.
  • Equipment - Any sturdy, well maintained bike will work. I will probably bring my road bike.
AR Index = Roughly equal to 30 flat, paved miles.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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