- Wednesday, October 4, 2023
- 5:15PC+0.015One More Time!Daniel McInerney
One More Time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGBhQbmPwH8 (Not my best link). Suggestions welome!
The Wednesday Evening Ride, just One More Time! As much as I would love to keep riding the roads every Wednesday evening, we are running out of sunlight. This ride is starting at 5:15 to give us a little more time and make sure we are not riding in the dark. This is a fairly short and simple loop out of Papagallo's and doing a loop through Swanzey using Route 12, Flat Roof MIll, Hale Hill, Route 32 - Old Homestread, Carlton Road, and Old Homestead again. The sun will be setting just about 6:27, so we do not have time to spare. So, make sure your bike is in good shape to get to the end of the ride. Also, make sure that you have good batteries in your lights, wear your bright jerseys and florescent gloves, we need to amke sure we can be seen!
Hope we see you there!
And FWIW, we may have some other evening activities in the near future.
- Saturday, October 7, 2023
- 10:30AG0.037Ales, Rail Trails, etc.Daniel McInerney
This ride is kind of like taking the Bridges and Breweries Ride concpet and turning it into a grvel ride. The Leaf Peepers are going to be around this weekend, so this is a good time to get us off the main roads and onto some dirt. I may be riding this one my mountain bike, but maybe not. My long awaited gravel bike may, that is may, be ready. No promises. In any case, this route is probably not for your road bike. We will regroup fairly often to make sure we do not lose anyone.
The Route leaves Keene via the Ashuelot Rail Trail, heads for Christian Hill and Swanzey Lake, then uses Pebble Hill, Winch Hill and Rabbit Hollow to head to Winchester. From Rabbit Hollow in WInchester, we will use Forest Lake, Route 119, and Scotland Road to visit Outlaw Brewing. Stop for a short time, then head back west on 119 to the Ashuelot Rail Trail and back north staying off the roads as much as I can figure out, with stops at he West L.A. Beer Company, Frogg Brewing in its new location, Branch & Blade, and back to Keene with (optional) visits to Modest Man and Elm City. Much of the gravel on this ride can be done on a road bike, but there are sections of Rabbit Hollow that are pretty technical. Also, the rail trail south of Swanzey is not maintained like the rail trail in Keene. I road over small fallen trees, through puddles, etc. on the rail trail in Winchester.
Thanks to Brian who rode and explored parts of this with me last week. A little video of the adventure: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cwj6D0oJ9O3/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== (The video is not for our ride, or this route, but it is fun to watch).
Weather?? The forecast looks like it may not be wonderful. We will keep an eye on it and can use Sunday as a rain date.
Hope we see you there.