Thursday, May 31, 2018
Since the Saturday ride was unable to achieve The Basin due to threatening weather, let's try it again. Complete the task, this time the weather should cooperate.
Meet at the corner of South Chatham Road and Route 113 in North Fryeburg, alongside the park next to the Saco Valley Fire Station. As you already know, please do not block the fire station parking area. Bugs here can be intense by the wetland area. Use the porta-potty at the little white church.
The last quarter mile up to The Basin is a dirt road, and I am not sure of its condition at this point of the season, or the bug count. If it is a wash out, you may want to just use the campground at the entrance as the lunch and/or turnaround spot. This dirt road may be in better shape than some of the paved roads in the area. Be careful, especially on Fish Street, It could use a repaving.
The starting time, ready-to-ride will be 10:00 am. Robert will be your Cruise Director.
Doing the ride starting south on 113 all the way to Cornshop for Mares-and-Foals viewing will give you about 34 miles. Taking a left onto Fish Street at the church (and port potty) and left on MacNeil, it will be about a 29 mile ride. Or, just go to the Stow Store. It' all good.
Map for the grand tour: