|Jim from Boston
||01-17-14 04:48 PM
Originally Posted by jimmuller
I didn't notice this thread until the polling was closed but I would have voted for Boston since we live (near) there…so far July 26 looks great. Unless something comes up we can plan to ride the tandem…
I'm not sure what kind of ride this might be. Our longest tandem ride so far has been 72 miles but we've done half a dozen 60+ milers in the last few years and two short tours with the bike loaded to a gross weight of 100lbs. So we can probably keep up with some of you.
Also if anyone needs a solo bike because you can't travel with yours, I have a few I could loan out. All vintage, 56 to 58cm seat tubes, a few actually high-end-ish.
J-from-B, do please keep reminding us!
Nice to hear from you, Jim, and hope you can do the ride. jimmueller
is an active subscriber to The Northeast Regional Discussion thread, “Metro Boston: good ride today?
, and posts a lot of nice photos. As I recall, he also restores vintage cycles, and that's a generous offer, Jim.
I previously posted to this thread about the Annual Rides in general, and specifically last year’s in Boston:
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
Typically the Annual Rides are informal affairs held in conjunction with an organized bike ride sponsored by an organized club, or in the case of MassBike, an organized advocacy group. Usually such events offer different mileage routes, and the subscribers who attend choose according their ability, and ride at their preferred pace; well and good if some choose to ride together.
Previous Rides have had from four to about 10-12 BF subscribers of the Fifty-Plus persuasion attend. This year in Boston there were four of us and we all rode together the shortest distance of about 30 miles, which included a slow segment of about five miles through the historic Minuteman National Historic Park. We were a very sociable group.
If interested, there is a sticky
chronicling all the Rides, and this post
details the personal narratives, including the Fifth Annual in Boston.
The Ride this year presumably will also start at the NARA park in North Acton, a hidden gem off of Rte 27. just south of Rte 225. Maps of the three routes on last year’s Ride can be found at Summer Century & Family Fun Fest 2013
. I’m sure you will recognize the locales.
Usually once a ride is decided on early in the year, there is not much posting until near the departure time. This thread however is presumably the clearinghouse for a few suggested Sixth Annual Fifty-Plus Rides, until they may spin-off their own threads, like the Katy Trail Social.
So it may be occasionally bumped. My own most recent comment is that I checked the baseball schedule, and the Red Sox will not be in town that weekend. Last year Kenmore Square (near Fenway Park) was the central meeting point for the weekend.