Rides This Week

There will be no rides on Monday due to high winds and rainy conditions.

HOWEVER, Wednesday will have a high of 85 degrees in Sterling so that's where we'll go!

Wednesday, May 17 - Meadowbrook-Lancaster(am)/Meadowbrook-Old Stone Church(pm)
- park at Meadowbrook Orchards, 102 Chace Hill Rd. Sterling. Please park well away from the restaurant.

    The morning ride leaves promptly at 9:30am and will return at 11:30.
    -  this route goes to the Wachusett Dam and goes through Sterling, Lancaster and Clinton. It is 13 miles long and has an 
     elevation of  706' or 54'/mi.

  -  Lunch at Meadowbrook Orchards - 11:30 - 12:30

   The afternoon ride will leave at 12:30 and return at 2:30. It is 16.2 miles long and has an elevation of 699' or 43'/mi. 
    It will take us to the Old Stone Church via the Central Mass Rail Trail.

These rides are about the same….each somewhere between recreation and fitness.

Friday, May 19 - PORTSMOUTH!!  -   The long range forecast is calling for Sunny and a high of 70.

This ride will depart at 10am from the North Beach, Hampton, NH parking lot at the intersection of Route 27 (High St) and route 1A.
Carpooling is a possibility.

The ride is 31.6 miles long and virtually flat. It is a beautiful ride along the New Hampshire coast, in and out of harbors and parks.  
We do 19 miles in the morning and usually eat at The Portsmouth Brewery. And then we take a more inland route of 12 miles back to 
the parking area. We'll be back by 3:00pm. 

This ride is a treat!!  Plan on it!

Here's my call to join us (from last year):

If you're on the fence and cannot budge
I'm here to give you a little nudge

Forget the household chores and all the litter
and leave the kids with the trusted sitter

If you've got other plans, forget the notion
Grab your tights and get the lotion

This ride is really remarkable
The lot at the beach is very parkable 

Yes, it's a bit of a downer but don't be sour
The NH rangers charge two dollars an hour

We'll see the huge estates in the town of Rye
Even though global warming banks are piled high

We follow the coastline for 16 miles
Guaranteed there'll be many smiles

We stop at some seaside parks of local fame
And take our picture at a big picture frame:


The Memorial Bridge takes us to Kittery       
It's brand new and you won't get jittery 
You'll be able to boast there was no pain
When you rode all the way to Maine
Then on to the Brewery where the food and drinks are a delight
If you try to take away my mussels, you'll surely get a fight

The return trip is more inland and easy to attack
Since Friday the wind will be at our back
All in all it's a fabulous ride
I'm hoping you'll be by my(our) side.

Bill and Jane

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