Sundays – Where do we go?

The club offers several streams of different pacings and distances.  This enables people to progress from beginner level to intermediate level rapidly.  We help develop you and progress your fitness.  So, now you can go on a tour!

The other week, Judy and Maria, went on a 400 mile bike tour.  Tracy rode from Montreal to Boston.   Ian is riding to Canada, next week.  We help you develop towards your goals.  Part of it is showing how to form those goals and measure progress.

Every Sunday we do the “flatter” area.  The coastal route on Saturdays has more elevation gain.  It is nice to have a change of pace.

Every Sunday the A group and the B group ride different routes that are created by the ride organizers.  It is nice to do something different.  These also enabsample route 08-13-17le to adjust the intensity of the rides and customize the rides to suit the level of the riders.  It also keeps everything fresh.

I generally try to find flow.  Right turns are always better.  Intersections that take less time.  30 seconds versus a 5 minute wait?  No brainer!  I also seek those low-traffic roads and the butter-smooth pavement.

Usually the A group does at least 50 miles on Sunday.  We often reach pacing of 22mph on large segments of the ride.  We can come back with an average of 19.6 or 20.5.  The B group averages 18-19mph.

Chasing those Strava Segments also helps your training.  Together, it is like we work intervals.

Bill

 

Wompy Tuesday & Wednesdays

WOMPY TUESDAY August 1, 2017

The views today were magnificent. Judy killed the bumps (as Melissa calls them), especially on the cliffs as she blew by all of us. To avoid the reconstruction of Rockland Street, we took the Whitney Spur Rail Trail back to Wom20476046_10208880732287056_2202617777595150807_npatuck State Park.

Today’s riders.
Welcome to first time Wompy Tuesday riders John and Dan. Hope to see you again next Tuesday.
Also riding were, Dana, Melissa, Mike, Judy, Darlene and myself.

Same ride tomorrow, Wednesday. 8:00 am.

Paul

We really have a lot of club members working hard! This is wonderful. Last week, no one could beat Coach Tony. He is holding the top spot week after week. Awesome!

Rob rode another century and he is riding those left and right!! Great job!

Aaron is on the board with lots of mileage and elevation gain. Great job!

The Time Trial is moved to 06-30-17 at 7PM due to the threat of thundershowers. Norwell ride is at 8AM on Saturday. 30 and 50 mi options.leaderboard 06-19-17 week

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

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

 

Year in review

Our videoman is Travis.  Many thanks go to him for taking video, editing it, and publishing on a regular basis.  It adds a lot to our website. He takes some wonderful videos of our biking throughout the various rides.  Some of the footage includes montages that feature photographs taken by others.

Some great video is shown from our annual skunk tour in which we travese the great island of Martha’s Vineyard on a social tour.

The most recent annual snow picture is also included!

Bill