Reminder - Townsend Center Tomorrow

Dear AdventuRiders,

Its supposed to be Partly Cloudy, Breezy, and around 60 degrees tomorrow. You will want a warmth layer and a wind layer to start the day at least. The ride is not as tough as it sounds, but there will be a bunch of climbing hills in the morning and a bit after lunch. The payback is outstanding views and a lovely downhill cruise back to Townsend.

We will meet about 1/2 mile past Townsend Center and ride UP to Ashby then DOWN to historic New Ipswich "High Bridge" and then on to Greenville for lunch. Lunch will be at the Marcus P's Diner Plus in Greenville. After lunch, we have a steady climb up to amazing views from Adams Hill. We should be able to see Boston (almost 50 miles away). From there it is almost all DOWN. We will zip through Mason, past the cascades on Rocky Brook, and then enjoy a breezy cruise back down to Townsend.

The ride will be about 25 miles and 1050 feet vertical with a category 3 hill (5 miles long, but not real steep) getting up to the plateau, but then its rolling hills and beautiful distant views. After lunch we have a cat 5 hill (easiest category). Its all on road, but there are a few gravel / dirt roads on the way. I plan to bring my road bike, or at least my road bike tires.

On Wednesday, October 5th - Townsend Center
  • The Exploration Ride will leave at 9:30 AM.
  • We should return by 2:30 PM.
  • Starting Point Map - Townsend Center.
  • Route Map - Townsend - Greenville - On Road.
  • Distance = 25 miles.
  • Elevation Gain = 1050 feet (challenging).
  • Unpaved = 1 mile - to the Cascades which should be wild tomorrow.
  • Equipment - Any sturdy, well maintained bike will work. I am bringing my road bike.
AR Index = Roughly 37 flat, paved miles.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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