A bit brisk this Saturday morning, but a beautiful day for a ride nonetheless. The group got a 30-mile spin in and still made it home in time for breakfast (. A good pace and good conversation led to a good time had by all. The route today took us up to URI, out to Exeter and Richmond and back to the shop by way of Worden’s Pond and Tuckertown.
A link to the route can be found here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6437055.
Group rides meet every Saturday morning at 7:30 on the sidewalk outside the shop, with wheels typically rolling just before 7:40. Ride length ranges from 28 – 40 miles with the longer rides occurring during the summer when my fitness tends to be marginally better… Even the longest rides tend to get everyone back to the shop by 10:30.
These rides are of the “no rider left behind” variety. We have had a great, supportive bunch of folks riding together this year. The group begins together and may split into two groups, as necessary, based on rider fitness level. A typical Saturday morning has seen about a dozen or so riders, so if the group does split, there are still two nicely-sized bunches with whom to ride.
Rides will continue year-round, weather-permitting. Steady rain will cancel, as will (most likely) temperatures below 20 degrees. I will try to post planned routes by Friday each week.