Martha’s Vineyard Tour May 13 2017

8:15AM BOAT DEPARTURES FROM FALMOUTH – WOODSHOLE ! ! !

We will ride the ferry over to MV for a 50 mile tour. We will meet at the Woodshole Ferry Building and take the MV Steamship authority to MV. We will stick together for a social ride to see the Island. This ride is spouse-friendly. We will have a lunch stop on the reservation in Aquinnah overlooking the water(food is on your own).

Go to Depot Avenue in Falmouth MA for parking.
Please park your bike at the bike path parking lot for the Shining Sea Trail. Ride to the Ferry Building. The bike path terminates at the Ferry Building. The parking on the bike path is free.

You must purchase a round trip ticket(good for both locations) and a bike ticket. Total cost is $25. It is $8.50 for each way plus $4 for your bike.

We will take the 8:15 boat to Vineyard Haven. We will be taking a 3:45 boat back to the mainland.

This is an all day ride. We will stop for lunch on the ride in Aquinnah.
Please RSVP.

Bill

Club Flat Century

17632156_10155200154709923_7156237476919269744_oWe meet at the Hanson Shaw’s Supermarket on May 20.  We roll at 8am.

We will stick together as a group and travel cranberry roads towards the south coast. We will stop for food at some general stores and covenience stores. This will be a 100 miler designed to get you going for the season. The elevation gain is actually less than the TFCE!

Allison and Mike will lead the 50 miler.

This ride will take time and we will stop at convenience stores along the route. Think of a social ride designed to get the 100 miles. We will aim to average 15 to 16mph. Think of this taking all day.
The 50 will start at the same time.

We will have a SAG vehicle.  Food purchases are on your own.

Wednesday night rides @ Cumberland Farms – Halifax

cumberland farms location 04-10-17

olympic-road-cycling-logo-hiSouth Shore Bikers will have a new start location for the Wednesday night rides in 2017. We will meet at the Cumberland Farms plaza in Halifax.  It is located at the intersection of Route 58 and Route 106.  Healthy Habits Nutrition is located in the plaza.  They offer recovery shakes.

Example - Halifax 27.5 route
Example – Halifax 27.5mi route

Our Wednesday rides will start on May 10th.  The start time is 6PM.  Please be ready to roll at 6PM.  If you have road headlights and taillights, then please bring them.

Safety is critical on this ride.  You must the follow the ride leader’s instructions at all times.  We will travel on quiet country roads but we also will travel on roads such as Route 58, which have a wide shoulder but will contain lots of workers traveling home to their families.

We will meet at the Cumberland Farms plaz

Linda with ex-pro Tyler Hamilton
Linda with ex-pro Tyler Hamilton

a at the intersection of Route 58 and Route 106.  The ride leader is Linda.  The ride will be 2 hours in length.  The routes vary at the discretion of the ride leader.  The plan is to utilize most of the available sunlight.

 

MV 05-13-17

Save the date!  The Martha’s Vineyard Tour will be May 13 2017.

We will ride the ferry over to MV for a 50 mile tour. We will meet at the Woodshole Ferry Building and take the MV Steamship authority to MV.

Go to Depot Avenue in Falmouth MA for parking.
Please park your bike at the bike path parking lot for the Shining Sea Trail. Ride to the Ferry Building. The bike path terminates at the Ferry Building. The parking on the bike path is free.

You must purchase a round trip ticket(good for both locations) and a bike ticket. Total cost is $21. We will take the 8:15 boat to Vineyard Haven.

This is an all day ride. We will stop for lunch on the ride.
Please RSVP via facebook.  The Facebook event is at https://www.facebook.com/events/1436027236430846/.  The page on strava shows the route. See https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/137917.  You may RSVP on strava instead of Facebook.

Thanks,

Bill

The tradition continues

2017 snow pictureWe took our annual snow photograph, today.  Every year we take a picture to show the snow!  The snow was really high this year.  The roads were clear.  We had a temperature of approximately 35F.  So, sadly, the snow is melting.  Make sure you join our Strava group!  The link to the club page is off to the right.

Most did the 25 mile route from Hanson, today.  At Hanson we have a relatively flat route.  It takes approximately 1:30 to finish the route.  We went for coffee after the ride at the Dunkin’ Donuts.

We will ride next week on January 22.  We roll at 9AM, sharp.  We meet at the Shaw’s Supermarket plaza in Hanson (470 Liberty Street Hanson).

Bill

 

Hanson Ride 1/1/2017

Due to the technical difficulty of the ride leader deciding to take the polar plunge we do not have a ride leader for the Hanson ride on Sunday.  It will be a show’n’go.  I suspect that others will show.

Some of us will go to watch Mr. Togo insert himself into the cooling waters found at the L Street Bathhouse.  All members are welcome to attend.

Bill

Hanson ride 10-23-16 report

Tom, Mike, Tracy, Anand, Rob, Lauren, John, Pam, and Ilene
Tom, Mike, Tracy, Anand, Rob, Lauren, John, Pam, and Ilene

We will ride again next week! I hope to see a lot of people in Norwell on Saturday. The weather should be great for next weekend.  Many were hiding their SSB jerseys underneath those wind jackets due to the gusting winds.  Many brave souls braved the ride, today.  In the middle of the first picture Travis is wearing his podium jacket.

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Mike giving the safety talk

We had a nice turnout. Riders included Don, Sean, Rob, Lauren, Vito, Tracy, Pam, Ilene, Mike,John, Tom, Chris, the other Don, Mohammed, Travis, Aruba Tom, Ian, and a few more. I was surprised that we had so many riders with the reports of a wind watch and such from the National Weather Service. There was a strong headwind on 105. A bunch did the 32 mile route. Others did the short route. The wind would gust at times.

We had a great coffeehour after the ride at the Dunkin’!

Thanks to everyone for making this a strong club.

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Example of the podium jackets

Mike Togo will supervise another run of Podium Jackets. These are nice jackets to wear for the winter riding. We need a minimum of 5 to order. Mike will have the order closed within the week.https://www.dnacycling.biz/ssb/team-gear.html is the link to the club store.

I am wearing a 3XL. Many of the ladies and guys fit a large or perhaps a medium. These jackets do not run similar to the jerseys in cut. The jackets come in Race cut only. Therefore, you have to size up. Take a look at the sizing charts.

Thanks,
Bill O’Hara

The Hanson Ride

The South Shore Bikers winter ride has started.  This ride is great for those that want to ride to the start.  New members are welcome.  It is easy to reach Hanson from towns such as Duxbury or Bridgewater.

Wear your new kit jackets!

See https://www.strava.com/routes/6667249 for the route file.  You can download a TCX from Strava to import into your Garmin.  You Garmin(touring, 820, or 1000) can provide turn-by-turn directions.

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In front of one of the many cranberry bogs

 

The Hanson ride returns for the fall. We ride through the winter. Many days feature warm opportunities. 55F and a clear sunny day is a remarkable thing. Try it.

We will have 32mile and 20 mile loops for 10/9/16. We will have moderate and slower pace groups. On the following weekend we hope to have some longer distances with higher pacing; Bill will not be there on the 10/9/16 date.

See strava for a MAP and TCX file. The TCX file can provide turn by turn directions on your Garmin.

The address is 470 Liberty Street in Hanson. We park in the Shaw’s Supermarket Plaza. Look towards the eastern side of the parking lot.

We will roll promptly at 9 AM. Coffee will be after the ride.

https://www.strava.com/routes/6667249