SSB Hanover 03-23

B/C Group ride

Register at https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/470495 on Strava.

Roll from Route 53 to the coast. Meet at the parking lot behind the Bikeway Building. Bikeway is at 272 Columbia street. Do not park in front of the building. Buy some oil or tire levers from Aaron. Support our local bike shops.

Anticipate average to be 16-18 mph. We will regroup as needed, but try to keep tempo up and wheels rolling.

River Street is repaved. It is smooth as glass. The return now takes the entire section of River Street, which was repaved by the town of Norwell except the bridge owned by MassDOT.

On the way to the coast we roll down the smooth pavement on the big hill in wompatuck and take Wildcat Lane instead of Circuit st and Bowker.

HEAVY RAIN ALWAYS CANCELS ! ! Weather is expected to be nice on Saturday. Let’s have a good ride. We will focus on safe pace-lining.

1) brief safety talk prior to ride 
2) Must sign waiver

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P2P will be a supported ride on 07-13-19. This is a Saturday ride. See the strava page for more details. Ride tomorrow! Meet behind the Bikeway in Hanover at 9 AM.

Upcoming rides 03-16-19

Upcoming rides schedule
03-16 Hanover
03-17 Halifax

03-23 Hanover
03-24 Franklin gravel practice

05-12 MV Tour
07-13 P2P
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P2P will be a supported ride on 07-13-19. This is a Saturday ride. See the strava page for more details. Ride tomorrow! Meet behind the Bikeway in Hanover at 9 AM.

Gravel practice ride 3/24

We will meet at the Franklin trailhead. This will be a practice ride for gravel grinders. We will take it slow and discover the airline right of way. We will ride 22 miles to the connecticut border and return. Anticipated mileage is 45. This will be a little bit of free practice for those signing up for the gravel grinders. Strava sign up is at https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/456290

We will stop for lunch enroute.

In Franklin, access the trail by taking I-495 to Exit 16 and head toward Bellingham. After about 3 miles turn right onto Grove Street; the signed trail entrance is about 0.25 mile on the left. A town parking area is across the street on the right.

Next ride is 12/01/18 Sat at 9AM is Hanover 37 mi. [272 Columbia St Hanover – BikeWay]

We roll for 37 miles on the coastal route.  Average 16mph and paceline.

This weekend

Next ride is 11/17/18 Sat is Hanover 37 mi. [272 Columbia St Hanover – BikeWay]

We roll for 37 miles on the coastal route.  Average 16mph and paceline.

Sunday will be a ride from the Cumberland Farms in Halifax to Marion for coffee at Uncle Jon’s.  This is a 50 mile ride.  We will average 16 to 17mph.  Pacelining required.

November ride update

We had a great ride, today. This was Christo’s first group ride. Good job! This was Chris’s second ride.

Starters incuded Marcel, Ian, Chris, Christos, Richard, and Bill.

We did the 37 mi coastal loop. The weather was not too bad. Christos said that he had been in Ireland, a lot. He was used to riding the wet weather. It only started to pour towards the end on River St. River St is finally paved!

Next 11/17/18 Sat is Hanover 37 mi. [272 Columbia St Hanover – BikeWay]

On 11/18/18(Sun) is the Halifax 50 to Marion [292 Plymouth St Halifax – Cumbies]. We stop for coffee at Uncle Jon’s enroute.

Cranksgiving is coming up soon.

2019 Events of interest

Keep an eye out for these events.  These are some of the popular events that will be held during 2019.  We hope to send a team to each one of those events.

If you are interested in riding with the SSB at one of these events, then ask Bill, Liz, Linda, or Paul.

  • May 5 Cranko De Mayo Gravel Grinder Sugarbush VT
  • Jun 10 King’s Tour Quabbin Road Century
  • Jul 15 SSB P2P
  • Aug 19 R2D2 Gravel Mass

Saturday

Saturday ride might be cancelled due to rain.  Rain at 8am cancels the ride.

The forecast for the rain event is tapering. The probability for rain on Friday evening has dropped to 60%. It looks like the pattern is not moving across as expected. We should have a clear and sunny Saturday morning. Saturday will be the warmer of the two upcoming days.