This Week - Groton - PORTSMOUTH - Carlisle

Dear AdventuRiders,

I hope you got out to enjoy the weather the last few days. It looks like we finally turned the corner into Spring. Speaking of that, you may want to bring sunscreen tomorrow. The sun angle is the same as the end of August, and we are all pale skinned from the Winter and the trees have no leaves.

The weather is looking even nicer tomorrow! It should be SUNNY and mid 50s (break out the shorts!) when we leave and near 70 when we get back. It will be breezy, particularly in the afternoon.

Another note: This probably won't affect you, but they are going to start milling Route 119 tomorrow, but they claim it will be night work.

We will start in Groton Center on Monday with a delicious lunch at Filho's Cucina. The Rail Trail will probably be wet and there could be small patches or snow, we'll find out.

The Morning Recreation Ride is a new creation of mine that visits the new Fitch Bridge, East Pepperell Center and the Nashua River Rail Trail.

The Afternoon Fitness Ride is one of my favorites and goes to the StoryBook House, Shirley Center, and Fitch Bridge.

On Monday, April 13th - Groton Center

Starting Point
9:30 AM - The Morning Recreation Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Groton - East Pepperell
  • Distance - 13 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 350 (easy)
  • Unpaved - some
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 15 flat smooth miles.
11:30 AM - We are scheduled to be back.

11:30 AM - Lunch Time

12:30 PM - The Afternoon Fitness Ride will leave.
  • Route Map - Groton - Story Book House
  • Distance - 15 miles.
  • Elevation Gain - 700 feet.
  • Unpaved - 1/2 mile - it could be rough.
  • AR Index - Roughly equal to 20 flat smooth miles.
2:30 PM - We are scheduled to be back.

On Wednesday, April 15th - PORTSMOUTH!!!

Also a beautiful looking day to go with the spectacular scenery along the NH coastline. We will go and see the new Memorial Lifting Bridge and go into Maine. LUNCH of course will be at Portsmouth Brewery.

Starting Point
  • Name - Hampton North Beach
  • Address - 
  • Town - 
  • Navigation - Google - Waze
  • Parking - It could cost $2.00 / hour.
  • Facilities - Yes - Porcelain even!

On Friday, April 17th - Carlisle

Hope to see you there,
Bill and Carole

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