Monday, June 24, 2013

Ride Cancelled

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Due to the unsettled weather, I just can't make a good call on when and where to have a pleasant ride. Let's just can it for this week and look forward to better weather next Thursday!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Franconia Notch Bike Path 10:00 am


Thursday June 20, 2013 

Looks like we have good weather to ride the Franconia Notch Bike Path this Thursday! I like riding it early in the season, before it gets too crowded. 

Meet at the Loon Ski Area parking lot, ready to ride at 10:00 am. Starting at Loon, we ride the back roads of Lincoln to Clark's Trading Post, up Route 3 to The Flume, then enjoy the roller coaster of a bike path. It is about 32 miles round trip. 

For those that want a shorter ride, start at The Flume for a 19 mile ride. Park near the bike path, at the northern end of the lot, up on the left relative to the entrance off of Route 3. Meet the riders coming up from Loon at about 10:45-11:00. 

If you want to carpool, meet at the Attitash parking lot at 9:00 am. If you like, there is good food and home brew at the Woodstock Brewery for apr├Ęs-bike. If you have the NPR or NHPTV discount card bring it for a 2-for-1 meal deal. 

Here is a map:http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/7074752

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Lupine Ride 10:00am


Thursday, June 13, 2013
The Lupine Ride in Randolph and Jefferson 
Ready to Ride at 10:00 am

I think I am convinced that Thursday morning will be fine for a ride in the sunshine. Clouds and sprinkles are coming in the afternoon, but we should be done before then!  I saw the lupine in Sugar Hill on Monday, so the display in Randolph and Jefferson should be ready to enjoy!

The Ride:  The route goes by some of the best displays of panoramic scenery and lupine fields in the area. The lupine photo that I have had on this blog for 2 years now shows the beauty.

The ride includes the entire length of Valley Road, a hidden treasure, running in the valley parallel to Route 2 but without the traffic. Valley Road lacks pavement for about 2 miles. but the riding on it is typically fine- take your time and view the lupine! Durand Road is a terrific ride also, lined with summer houses from the 30's and their nice gardens. Lunch and snack stop will be at the Isreal River Campground.

You can ride a hybrid or mountain bike on this ride if you like, and return to your car on the Presidential Rail Trail for something different. A road bike is OK too, pump up your tires and take it easy on the dirt. 

Start time: 10:00 am ready to ride at the parking lot on the west end of Pinkham B Road at the rail trail crossing.

Carpool: if you want to carpool, meet at the Jackson Ski Touring/Wentworth Golf Club parking area across the street from the J-Town Deli at 9:15 am.

Ride length: 26 miles, with extra loop options if anyone wants to go further

Directions to the start: The start is at the Randolph end of the Pinkham B Road. There is parking right next to where the Presidential Rail Trail crosses Pinkham B. Access Pinkham B road from the Dolly Copp Campground entrance off of Route 16. As you drive down the hill on Pinkham B and come out of the woods, the rail trail crosses the road at a public works department building. There is parking on the left side near the rail trail.

If you don't want to drive Pinkham B's dirt and "pavement", drive route 16 to Gorham, follow it towards Berlin and take a left on Route 2 at the traffic light. Go up the big hill and down the other side. Just after the hill flattens, Pinkham B Road will be on your left. Take the left and drive about 0.5 mile to the parking area near the rail trail on the right.

Map: http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/nh/jefferson/829127656358752350

Nice photos of lupine in Jefferson:
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/christopherwisker/5794974164/

http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/lupine,nh/Interesting

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ride will be posted Wednesday

Thursday June 13, 2013

To be sure about the weather forecast, I will post a ride tomorrow, Wednesday, by late afternoon. I just don't trust the forecasts tonight!!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

West Side Road, Kanc, Passaconaway

Thursday, June 6, 2013

I am on the road, actually on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and having some issues connecting to this blog site and the weather forecasts. I am just posting the old usual ride, because it will likely work even in iffy weather. For a change, perhaps, ride out West Side Road all the way to Conway Village, then up the Kanc then back by Passaconaway. Or, ride up to Rocky Gorge. You decide, depending on the weather!

10:00 start, park behind the Eastern Slope Inn.

I will post an interesting ride next week!!!  See you then!