Reminder - Groton Center on Friday

Dear AdventuRiders,

I hope you are ready for summer. It's going to be HOT tomorrow, but don't worry, Fearless Leader has the solution! Alex and I discovered a few years ago that you could ride comfortably in near 100 degree temps simply by jumping into every river or pond along the way. I also discovered that taking your bike in for a swim merely fills up the rims with water, and "water resistant" GPS watches will not be happy.

Here is a list of the wet possibilities:
  • @ 6.5 miles - Squannacook River at Bertozzi.
  • @ 13 miles - Nissitissit River at Bohanon Bridge.
  • @ 18 miles - Potanipo Pond in Brookline.
  • @ 22 miles - Nissitissit River at NH - MA state line.
  • @ 25 miles - Nissitissit River at Mill Street in Pepperell.
BTW, I was originally going to go UP Wallace Hill, but it is closed for paving so we will take a slightly longer, but flatter, detour.

You may want to bring two bottles of water. I will bring a few ZipLock bags to keep the electronics dry. 

On Friday, May 31st - Groton - Potanipo - Swimming Holes
  • 9:30 AM - We will leave for Brookline.
  • 1:00 PM - We should be back.
  • Starting Point Map - Groton Center
  • Route Map - Groton - Potanipo - Swimming Holes
  • Distance - 30 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 550 feet (typical N.E. rolling terrain).
  • Off Road - 1/2 mile.
  • Equipment - I plan to bring my road bike and my SWIMMING GEAR.
AR Index - Roughly equal to 34 flat, smooth miles.

We could have LUNCH somewhere in Pepperell or at Filho's Cucina in Groton Center.

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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