Rides

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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Pointing Dog Pace Line

Date: 
Sep 15, 2021
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What: Efficient 30 mile, no drop, beginner/intermediate pace line ride, 18+ mph

Where: Starts at Mighty Squirrel and goes through Lincoln and Concord

When: 5:30 AM

How:
- Ride as a team in an organized pace line manner (circular pace line on wide roads and single pace line on narrow or busy roads)
- Pace line starts once we cross the I-95 exit (Winter St.) and ends when we reach Concord Ave. on the return leg
- Leaders do 2-3 minute pulls
- No drop on flats, hills, or after stop signs (riders in front, please be aware and ease up after hills and stop signs to ensure the group stays together)
- Active communication and hand signals throughout the ride and along the pace line; leaders up front and riders in the back are equally important in setting the pace

Note:
- Watch this 6 minute GCN instructional video prior to your first ride; note we will be doing 2 -3 minute pulls vs. 30 second pulls (https://youtu.be/HDxXRq5fo8A)
- Review this article prior to your first ride (https://bikeraceinfo.com/training-fitness/pacelines-types.html)
- Communication and direction are critical for this ride; please have the map and your instantaneous speed (vs. average speed) available to you during the ride
- Riders are expected to fix their own mechanicals and are responsible for catching up and/or returning home
- Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37267452?privacy_code=2qDi0l9c1OPk4lAZ

Notes: 

Riders are expected to have directions available during the ride. Please bring sufficient front and rear lights.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2021-09-15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday Wheelers

Date: 
Jun 2, 2021
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A group that enjoys exploring a variety of scenic routes, mostly in the western suburbs but also to the north or south. Occasionally we do an urban exploration. We always include a lunch stop, either during or at the end of the ride. In the winter we may substitute other activities, such as cross-country skiing. We stay together, following the leader for the day, while being careful not to drop anyone. On a rural ride of average hilliness, the pace is 15 to 17 mph on the flats, but slows considerably on the hills, so we wind up with a rolling average of about 13 mph. In fairness to the group, we require that prospective riders be capable of maintaining this pace. Distances are typically between 30 and 40 miles.

Non-members of CRW are welcome to ride with us and experience what the Wednesday Wheelers offer. If you like our rides however, and wish to continue to ride with us, we expect you to become a CRW member.

If interested, contact the helengreitzer [at] hotmail.com (subject: Interested%20in%20Wednesday%20Wheelers, body: Please%20indicate%20your%20interest%20and%20current%20riding%20style%20and%20pace.) (Wednesday Wheeler coordinator.)

Notes: 

The ride coordinator sends ride announcements and ride reports by weekly e-mail. For more information, including the next ride start location, e-mail Helen.
Different leader each week. To become a leader contact Helen.

Available to any leader: 
No
Ride Closed: 
2021-09-15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dirty WEDNESDAY Battle Road (CRW SOCK RAFFLE!!!)

Date: 
Sep 15, 2021
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Lexington Green

1903 Mass Ave
Lexington , MA
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From route 128 take Exit #31 east (Rts. 4 & 225) 1.7 miles to Lexington Center. Park in the surrounding neighborhoods and bike to the start. Meet at by the Minuteman Statute.

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***CRW SOCK RAFFLE: One pair of the awesome, new, not-available-for-purchase CRW club socks will be raffled off to a registered MEMBER rider who has not already won a pair!!!***
***NOTE updated route (7/26/21) eliminates travel on one-way Clark St at start.***
Join us for a fun and social gravel/mixed terrain ride! This ride is mostly on wide gravel roads & rail trail. Some of it may be rough, sandy, & muddy. According to Strava, the route is 44% dirt & 15% not specified. Tires 32–35mm should be sufficient. If you are familiar with the route you can show-and-go at your own pace; if you are new, we will have a no-drop group.

A journey through Revolutionary War history. Start at Lexington Battle Great near John Parker statue to the eastern entrance to Minuteman National Historic Park. Follow the Battle Road past several historic buildings, soldier graves, Paul Revere capture site, all the way to the other side of the park at Meriam's Corner. Continue over trails through Concord farmland and open space.

Loop back on historic rail beds that connected Lexington-Bedford-Concord: Reformatory Branch & Minute Man Bikeway. Until Lexington Battle Green where "first shots heard around the world" on 19 April 1775.

*** Bring proper navigation tools: GPS device, phone app, or cue sheet. Do not rely on others to help you with navigation. They may ride at a different speed than you. ***

Rain cancels. Ride leader will make the call by 3 PM on the day of the ride.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 
2021-09-15