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Old 03-18-11, 12:05 PM
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Seacoast NH Ride this May 14th

NEW DATE

May 14th
9:30am start



How about a ride along the NH seacoast out of Portsmouth to start the NE ride schedule?

Proposed Route ~25 miles

There is a municipal parking lot (waypoint A) a few short blocks from the town square so people can roll in around 9am and frequent one of the cafes with outdoor seating (waypoint B).

Then sometime after [strike]10am[/strike] 9:30am when everyone is gathered up and ready to go, we'll take the causeway out to the town of New Castle (waypoint C). The road then loops back to main land (crossing one open metal deck bridge), where we will follow an inland route down to Rye and then turn towards the Atlantic. This path usually spares me the head wind off the ocean.

At the intersection we hit the ocean (near waypoint D), there are a pair of park benches and some rocks over the surf we can take a breather at, or continue to one of the other parks or turn offs along the water front. There are some sandy beaches, pebble beaches, or rocks we can climb out onto.

On the way back, out to New Castle again, as the other options are a more unpleasant steel deck crossing and hill climb on Sagamore, or the traffic of US Route 1.

Back in Portsmouth, my favorite food is Loco Coco's Tacos in Kittery, ME. I'm not going to vouch for it being authentic Mexican cuisine, but I haven't had anything with steak in it that I didn't love. It also has it's own lot on a somewhat isolated property and outdoor seating so we can keep an eye on the rides .

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Old 03-18-11, 12:11 PM
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Count me in, later April is better for me. The 2nd and the 9th are busy already.

Good route btw, the ride along the ocean is one of my favorites.

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Old 03-18-11, 12:26 PM
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The only Saturday I could make is the 23rd. The rest are out for me. Sounds like a great ride and I hope we can do that weekend!
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Sounds good. Will have to check my schedule though.

I can't make Apr 9, 16, 30.
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Old 03-18-11, 02:04 PM
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Would it be a good idea to create a doodle.com poll? Might be easier to manage. I can set it up if you like.
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Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
Would it be a good idea to create a doodle.com poll? Might be easier to manage. I can set it up if you like.
What's this with suggesting modern gadgetry on a C&V forum? HOW DO YOU THINK PEOPLE GOT ON BEFORE DOODLE.COM?!?!
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What's this with suggesting modern gadgetry on a C&V forum? HOW DO YOU THINK PEOPLE GOT ON BEFORE DOODLE.COM?!?!
Yeah, we got by with just them interwebs. And we didn't need no wi-fi to surf 'em, either!
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Calling Mr. Lerner ... please pick up on line 1

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Old 03-19-11, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by tugrul
Can't make
Sat, April 2nd: sr, spb
Sat, April 9th: sr, spb, jm
Sat, April 16th: spb, jm
Sat, April 23rd:
Sat, April 30th: spb, jm
Sorry gang, but it looks as if the only Saturday working best for you guys is April 23rd, and since April 24th is a BIG DAY in my profession, I'll have to pass on this one. Wish I could join you down in the flatlands.

On April 30 I'll be riding the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC with C&Vers Robbie Tunes and Dr. Rob Wave! They are riding the entire distance, but that will be the last day of three (Cherokee to Blowing Rock) for me, before heading back to NH.
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Hmm, April is actually tough for me due to already existing bike commitments or conference travel (and the 24th is Easter Sunday). The 10th and the 23rd are likely my two only possibilities. Sorry about that!

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Old 03-19-11, 09:22 AM
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Maybe I should have mentioned this was a 2012 ride
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Maybe I should have mentioned this was a 2012 ride
Hey, I'll be there even if it's just the two of us. Hell, if the weathers bad I'll drive up just for a taco, I've been to Loco's before and I like it.

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Old 03-19-11, 12:25 PM
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Hey, I'll be there even if it's just the two of us. Hell, if the weathers bad I'll drive up just for a taco, I've been to Loco's before and I like it.

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Me too... no group too small, I like to say.
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23 April SHOULD be enough lead time to arrange a day off with my corporate master. Maybe. I hope.....

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Well, that makes 4 (me, Scott, Jim, Anton) + 2 (Neal and Top) possible for the 23rd.

Quorum?
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Hmm, GoogleMaps shows 70 miles from my house to the starting point of the ride. I could make it my April century (assuming someone would give me a ride home). Who's in? Anton!

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23rd is open on my calendar. Put me down as a maybe for the ride. I have to work in the afternoon but I should be able to squeeze it in. Pending approval of my lovely wife.
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Hmm, GoogleMaps shows 70 miles from my house to the starting point of the ride. I could make it my April century (assuming someone would give me a ride home). Who's in? Anton!

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Maybe, actually, except the 9am part may be tricky . I haven't done a nighttime century yet! Or we could make it an S24O.

How fast are you, Neal? The last ride I did (metric century with evil, relentless winds) was with a bunch of really fast riders who somehow seemed immune to the wind. For the last 10-20km my legs were mush!
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Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
Maybe, actually, except the 9am part may be tricky . I haven't done a nighttime century yet! Or we could make it an S24O.

How fast are you, Neal? The last ride I did (metric century with evil, relentless winds) was with a bunch of really fast riders who somehow seemed immune to the wind. For the last 10-20km my legs were mush!
I'm not very fast. Most rides I average 15 mph. I top out at 21 mph on the flats.

Alternatively, we could take the train to Newburyport and then ride 25 miles to the start. Hmm, but that 9 a.m. thing might be a challenge. Yeah, S24O, that's the ticket!

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You guys are having too much fun without me!
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I could potentially do the 23rd... put me down as tentative.
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I'm not very fast. Most rides I average 15 mph. I top out at 21 mph on the flats.

Alternatively, we could take the train to Newburyport and then ride 25 miles to the start. Hmm, but that 9 a.m. thing might be a challenge. Yeah, S24O, that's the ticket!

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I checked, and the earliest train out of North Station is 8:30, so that can't work. The 25 miles from Newpuryport would have been a nice idea!
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Maybe I made the route too easy... figured people wouldn't be up to a long ride this early in the season.


I've been thinking of doing longer rides this season, as I've rarely ventured past the low 30s in mileage. The Rockingham Recreational Trail is 28.1 miles, and end to end from Durham to Five Guys in Manchester is 36 miles, so it would clear a metric century for a round trip.

The next route would be from Durham to Gloucester, which is pretty straightforward and just about 50 miles each way.

If I end up being hard core about it, there is the trip to and around Lake Winnipesaukee
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Tugrul, now you are upping the ante!
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I'm slow 'cause I like to look at all the pretty sights. Especially when they're on the sides of steep hills.

If anybody wants to ride up with me (by car) let me know. We could meet in Danvers on Rt. 1.

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