New Hampshire Seacoast Ride / Saturday, Oct.17

Discussion in 'Races, Events & Group Rides' started by jg767, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. jg767

    jg767 Member

    To anyone interested, Axlerod and myself will be meeting at the Salisbury Reservation a week from Saturday at 9AM for a 20 mile run up the coast to Portsmouth. Anyone else up for it?
     

  2. Axlerod

    Axlerod Member

    NH See Coast

    I'm looking forward to NH seacoast ride while it's still warm.
    It might make it to 50 deg F wohoo!
    We could make it a three state tour. Start 10 AM Oct 17, Salisbury Mass. State Park, Head North on Rt. 1A to NH & Maine, less than 50 mi round trip. The tree colors are like a rainbow. Eat lunch in Portsmouth NH. There's allways tons of cyclists on 1A on Saturday. 2 weeks ago over 3,000 cyclist riding the Granite State Wheelmen Century.
    Who can come? Gtr:helmet:
     
  3. jg767

    jg767 Member

    Maybe no rain till PM, It's a chance to get a good ride in before the leaves are gone. Rt. 1A is one nice bike route. Don't miss this one!
     
  4. jg767

    jg767 Member

    successful ride

    80 miles round trip from the mouth of the Merrimac river to Nubble Point, York , Me. George rode his recumbent , drafting behind me most of the way. We averaged 19 or 20 mph even with a pretty strong headwind.
     

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  5. RusticoRay

    RusticoRay Member

    Nice ride sorry I couldn't make it. I thought for sure you were going to bump back a week. George were you motor assisted? If not you put me to shame with that ride. I'm up for one or more tours before the snowmobile suit comes out.
     
  6. jg767

    jg767 Member

    some pics

    the caption "Morini build" should say " George crossing Hampton bridge" Ray, he did pretty good without a motor, didn't he? He'll have one next time, though. We'll have to make sure of that!
     

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  7. Axlerod

    Axlerod Member

    NH Sea Coast Ride

    Let's do it again. The ride was awesome. 3 states, we must have stopped @ 6 State Parks ( Nubble Light was the best), talked to bunches of people. Many were very curious about Johns bike. We had some nice conversations. I had hoped to get my MB finished for the trip, but @ 10 PM Fri , realized it wasn't going to happen. Not wanting to bail out I grabbed my recumbent, w/ the intention of drafting JG.
    This worked real well especially heading out into the 20+ mph headwind.
    Johns a big guy & it felt like I was drafting a UPS Truck. In spite of it being 47 Deg F & the wind, the Sun was shining & it was actually pretty nice. I warmed up real quick trying to suck JG's wheel. We must have been a comical sight for many of the folks walking would turn & point w/ big smiles on their faces. The fumes wern't so bad, but I did notice when I got home & washed the white towel I used had a large black imprint of my face.

    Fortunately there were not many hills, but the ones we hit I would bog down, but for every uphill there is a downhill. I got up to 38 MPH a couple of times downhill & downwind heading South from Maine. The strain of trying to hold JG's wheel, the wind & hills got to me & I started to get leg cramps.
    We stopped I drained a Qt of Gatorade & we headed out. Things went well until we hit the Hampton Bridge. There is construction going on so I decided to take the sidewalk. On the back side clipping along 20+ mph I hit a sand trap. The wind had blown sand over the walk & it was getting dark. My narrow tires knifed through it as I swerved left right left, finally crashing against the guard rail. No harm done we headed back for the last 3-4 miles.

    I hope we can get a big group together before Winter takes over.
     
  8. craisin

    craisin Member

    well guys thats put a smile on my face for the day.
    Thats a good story of loyalty and not letting your friends down
     
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