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Old 02-23-18, 11:43 PM
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Hello from NH

Name here is Tim. I used to ride alot when i was living in San Diego back in the 70’s while I stationed there. I got married, moved back to NH, and raised a family, built a career, and now over 30 years later, I’m going out tomorrow to buy a Trek fx2, first bike I’ve owned since 1984. There’s a 50+ mile rail trail that goes practically through my backyard. I’m looking forward to exploring what NH has to offer to bicyclists.
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Welcome to Bike Forums. Good choice in a bike. Have fun exploring.
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Welcome to the forum. NH has some excellent riding on lightly traveled secondary roads in rolling terrain. You won't be bored.
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Howdy.... 50+ mile trail? Please let me know where that is located, I'm in Nashua.
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Originally Posted by ThreadedSpoke View Post
Howdy.... 50+ mile trail? Please let me know where that is located, I'm in Nashua.
I suspect that the 50 mile figure was a round trip, but in any case, here's a link to a site both you and the OP might find useful. The longest trail I found (quickly) was 31, miles and there was another at 21 or so.

You might also find good info if the state's park agency, which may list bike trails, both within and beyond parks.
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Welcome. NH has some great riding.
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Welcome from Southern Maine.
Great areas to ride in both NH and Maine..enjoy!!
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check out Rails-to-Trails Conservancy https://www.railstotrails.org/ You will not be disappointed. Be safe out there, bicycling is a great family sport.
Thank you for your service.
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
I suspect that the 50 mile figure was a round trip
Nope...one way. The trail is a Rail Trail which the southern terminus starts about a mile from my house and goes right behind my house. It's about a 5 minute ride through the woods to the trail. The northern terminus is at the Connecticut River in Lebanon, NH. I'm told it's 58 miles long. There is a plan for it to eventually go further south to Salem, NH.

I checked the rail trail yesterday...it's starting to open up but because snowmobiles ride on it, the snow is packed to ice along most of the length. I'm hoping another 2-3 weeks it will be mostly open. I made the mistake of looking at the extended forecast today though...5-8 inches of snow due Wednesday/Thursday. Damn!
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Originally Posted by TXSLEDS View Post
check out Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. You will not be disappointed. Be safe out there, bicycling is a great family sport.
Thank you for your service.
There is a rail trail right behind my house. I checked on it yesterday but it's still mostly packed ice (snowmobiles use it too).
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