08/04 Shop Ride

Keepin’ an eye on the skies…

Will post a go/no-go by 7am.

Hopefully we get ourselves another fine Saturday of riding!

Two loops as usual: 33 miles up into Exeter rolling in groups of ~15 or a lovely 22 miles of easy riding through Slocum.

The shorter loop averages about 15mph cruising speed. The longer loop breaks into several groups with typical cruising speeds of 18mph and upward. If you’re not sure which group to join, just ask and we’ll get you in the right place.

Saturday rides roll each week at 8am. Helmets required. Bring water, tubes, pump, etc.

Here are the routes:

33 – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28243371

22 – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28243422

Hope to see you there!

STEDMAN’S HOUR OF POWER (SHOP) RIDE: THIS THURSDAY @ 615PM

Feeling fast? Join us Thursday nights at the shop @ 615pm for the Stedman’s Hour of Power (sHOP) Ride.

This fast-paced road ride places an emphasis on training, bike handling, teamwork and riding in a paceline. But be warned: this is a ride for experienced riders only. Speeds on the flats are often 25-30mph and end-of-ride averages are regularly 21+ mph.

Tonight’s route can be found here:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23794781

PRO TIP: Got a flashing/blinky tail light? Bring it!

Questions? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@westedman.com for more information

7/28 Shop Ride – Improved Structure!

As folks noticed last week, we have begun to break up the shop ride into smaller groups right at the start. This is in the interest of safety and fun for all of us (and the people around us) out on the road. This week, we wanted to introduce a couple of new things and reinforce some existing road ride rules.

  1. Groups for the long routes will be capped at ~16 riders.
  2. **Ride no more than two riders wide. Stay as close as practicable to the side of the road. There is no reason to be riding anywhere near the middle of the road unless you’ve swerved around a pothole.
  3. If you hear “Car back!” please repeat it to riders in front of you.
  4. Each group will have a “leader” that will set the pace. By and large, that pace will start at about 20mph cruising speed – adjusted as necessary.
  5. Stay with the group you begin the ride with. Please don’t ride away from it.
  6. Gaps will open on hills; regroup at the top.
  7. No riders left behind. If a gap opens to a rider behind you, let other riders know as to let that rider catch back on.

We have a great cycling community here and want to see everyone continue to have fun out on the roads. Thank you all for making this ride such a success. It was only four years ago that a big group on Saturday was twelve people. Look at us now!

Now, here are your routes:

“Long” route (32.7 miles with cruising speeds anywhere from 18mph to 24+mph; first groups out will be going faster): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28170957

“Short” route (24.7 miles at cruising speeds of 15-16mph): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28180214

Wakefield's bicycle shop since 1920

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