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Old 09-25-21, 05:34 PM
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Nice morning Autumn ride

Went out to my favorite playground to roll out a cool crisp 31 mile ride. I was debating on arm and leg warmer but opted to go will knee high socks and bare arms. For me anything in the mid 60's is cold this time of year. Of course as winter ends this temp feels like summer. I knew I'd warm up once I got some miles under my legs, and decided to add a bunch of climbing early to speed that process up. So when do other start to layer up a bit heading toward winter ? I once had one of my worker wear shorts all year long, and enjoyed watching him when snow was coming down hard cleaning off his car.
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31 miles on the MTB ... sweet!
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It was a beautiful day here in NE CT too. Three of us went out for 23 miles at 14 mph. It was windy at 10 mph which was a headwind for the final 8 miles. But, just a great day.
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Old 09-26-21, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
31 miles on the MTB ... sweet!
Looking to do the Cheshire Rail trail soon from Winchendon to Keene and back for a fun adventure.
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
It was a beautiful day here in NE CT too. Three of us went out for 23 miles at 14 mph. It was windy at 10 mph which was a headwind for the final 8 miles. But, just a great day.
That's sounds like a fun ride, I'm solo 99% of my rides but company cam be nice to help pass the miles.
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Originally Posted by ZIPP2001 View Post
Looking to do the Cheshire Rail trail soon from Winchendon to Keene and back for a fun adventure.
oh for a second there I thought you were writing about the Ashuelot Hinsdale NH to Keene NH round trip 43 miles.
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Autumn...

This is the time in Maine when you have to start adding clothes. Up to now it's been trying to stay cool in the heat and humidity. First come heavier socks, then heavier gloves, then two shirts, then long tights under shorts, then two pairs of socks, then a third shirt, then a skull cap under helmet, then aluminum foil between stock layers; then hang it up for Winter!
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
oh for a second there I thought you were writing about the Ashuelot Hinsdale NH to Keene NH round trip 43 miles.
I haven't tracked it yet but I believe it's high 30's low 40's for round trip.
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This is the time in Maine when you have to start adding clothes. Up to now it's been trying to stay cool in the heat and humidity. First come heavier socks, then heavier gloves, then two shirts, then long tights under shorts, then two pairs of socks, then a third shirt, then a skull cap under helmet, then aluminum foil between stock layers; then hang it up for Winter!
Once the snow flies then the real fun begins as I put the studded tires on and play on the groomed trails.
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Originally Posted by ZIPP2001 View Post
Once the snow flies then the real fun begins as I put the studded tires on and play on the groomed trails.
Not that brave; I'd probably get run over by a snowmobile. Where I live, I could ride some gravel roads that are plowed by the town and have a layer of hard snow/ ice, if I got studded tires. To darned cold though, from Jan. through March. I'll stick with walking the gravel roads with Stabilicers strapped to my LL Bean snowwalkers. Oct. and Nov. are still good for several gravel bike rides per week, though. I stay off the paved roads once the sun gets lower and visibility gets tricky for drivers going in and out of shadows. Safety first at 65 years young!
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