We will ride the Coastal route on Saturday. We roll at 9 AM from the Norwell High School.
The Hanson ride is on Sunday at 9AM. We roll from the Shaw’s Supermarket Plaza. Check out the ride details page. There is a map on Strava and you can export a TCX file. Mike Togo has prepared cue sheets. The new route is different from the 2015-2016 route. There was some road construction on the old route. We will go on a new routing that features freshly laid pavement.
We had a great ride! It started off, slow. Two riders missed the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. To be true to our word we waited for them at Oak Bluffs. We ride, together. This is touring ride, anyways.
We rolled from Oak Bluffs towards the interior of the island. We made a pass over the northern part of the Forest surrounding the island’s major airport. From there we made some zig-zags to head towards South Road. We went over some nicely laid pavement.
The wind started to collect its forces against us. There was a strong
headwind as rolled through Chilmark on the way to Aquinnah. Combined with the high humidity it made a challenge. We took a tour of Lobsterville but we did not take the bikeferry to Memensha. We headed for Gayhead lighthouse.
We stopped at the restaurant overlooking the bluffs to regroup and eat some hamburgers. Afterall, it was national hamburger day! We had a great tailwind on the return towards Chilmark. Those miles ticked furiouslypast. We went up Middle Road, which featured smooth pavement and a tailwind.
After the ride we stopped in Vineyard Haven for some ice cream at Murdicks.
FREE EVENT ! All club members are welcome to try. You don’t have to be a racer. It is you against your own personal record.
Hoping to make this an annual event! The plan is to have people park at the Halifax Town Hall(499 Plymouth Street Halifax) or the school. From there it is a short ride west to Thompson St. You race down the entire length of Fuller St and turn around and race back. It is you against the clock.
Try to set your PERSONAL RECORD. There will be no drafting. Think of USAC Time Trial rules, but racing side by side and crashes. The fastest person is the 2016 Time Trial Club Champion.
I will be stationed at the start of Thompon Street with the stopwatch. People would start at their designated time. Simply ride to the start and be ready to make a flying start at your start time. See the list below for your starting time. Email (email@example.com) or call Bill to get your start time.
The race is an out and back course on Thompson St. Much of the course features decent pavement. A good stretch in Middleboro has been repaved.
It is 12 miles R/T.
From the start at Route 106 in Halifax to Togoland it is 6 miles. You would turn around at Togoland and ride back to the Route 106 for complete 12 miles. The name of the street is Thompson Street. We ride the complete length of the street and return.
Halifax Town Hall 499 Plymouth Street Halifax
After the race we would head to Lyonville Tavern for 7 PM dinner and appetizers.
Current Starting List:
Let me know of any questions.
We roll from Norwell on next Saturday. Some of us with will ride with the Apostles on their special Fourth of July celebration. It will be a fun next weekend. There will be plenty of barbeques and new decks to see.
It was hot during the last weekend. We rode with the MS150 crowd for a while on Saturday. They took over our Coastal route. Over 3,000 bikers rolled through Cohasset and Scituate.
We met a lot of the Yaegerdogs. We rolled with them. At Coffee corner we hid in the shade on the side of the building. The sun was collecting on us. Notice one person in the picture was wearing his solar sleeves. He should have been wearing his South Shore Bikers jersey!
Mike Togo and Andy Brand led us a great adventure through the flat countryside south of Middleboro on the Sunday. We actually went into Wareham via Thinonet road. This takes you past the Ocean Spray cranberry processing center. So, we were still in the cranberry country. However, we saw lots of other crops.
I did have to stop at the intersection for a tractor on more than one occasion. The area is not like southern Illinois. There are few hills. It is not like Indiana as the roads are paved. It is own unique farming community. Something that you might not notice in the busy hubbub of Boston or consider as part of Massachusetts.
Anyways, it was a great ride on Sunday. Travis, Mike, Lori, Action Jack, Allison, and I were in the front group practicing pacelining for awhile. We stopped for coffee at some shop in Rochester. It was an enjoyable day.
On Saturday we will have the coastal route from Norwell High School(05-28-16). This ride rolls at 9 AM.
The Martha’s Vineyard Tour will be for 50 miles. It will be on Sunday. We roll promptly when we reach the Oak Bluffs side of the World. You must be at the Woodshole Ferry building with ticket in hand and ready to roll at 9:15AM. They board the boats immediately. They do not wait for anyone.