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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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CRW’s Second Snow Ride

Date: 
Nov 17, 2021
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Ride Start: 

Horn Pond Parking Lot

93 Lake Avenue
Woburn , MA
Directions: 

From 128 take Rt. 3 SOUTH, Exit 33A (Cycle Loft exit). Head east for approximately 3 miles. Just after Whole Foods, turn Left onto Pond St. (This turns into Lake Ave.). The parking lot is approximately ½ mile on the left at the pond. It is located directly across the street from University Apartments, 48 Lake Avenue, Woburn MA. There are two commuter rail stops in Winchester located approximately 1½ mile from the ride start. Schedule is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Lowell/timetable

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CRW’s Second Snow Ride
Ride Type: Mixed Terrain, about 50/50 snowy trails/roads
Start: Horn Pond Parking Lot, 93 Lake Ave, Woburn, MA
Date & Time: Whenever the second snow hits
Distance: ~10 miles, ~2 hrs
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37963373

CRW is going to hold a Second Snow Ride after RHQ's First Snow Ride. We will ride when the Second Snow of the season comes. The Second Snow will be defined as the next snow after RHQ's First Snow Ride. The ride will happen if the forecast is for snow falling for the duration of the ride and some accumulation is expected. We will ride day or night, weekend or workday, but not in the middle of the night. Register now, then whenever snow is in the forecast keep an eye on CRW's Slack mixed-terrain channel and your email for start time. If more than 8 people show up for the ride, we will split into two groups.

Ride Studio Cafe originated the First Snow Ride in 2015. Ride Headquarters has lots of detailed information about riding in snow at https://www.rideheadquarters.com/all-rides-events/rsc-first-snow-2021. If you need winter gear, give them a call.

Notes: 

Be flexible. Start time will be posted at least 1 hour before the ride. Posts will be to CRW's Slack mixed-terrain channel and by email to registered riders.
Make sure you have the right bike and tires, plus proper clothing for the conditions. Most importantly, bring the right attitude. Riding in the snow is an adventure and will present some surprises.
Studded tires are recommended for this ride.
Headlight and taillight are required. Falling snow makes it difficult for drivers to see cyclists.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
11
Ride Closed: 
2021-11-17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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: 
2021-11-17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Early Dirty Battle Road (WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE!)

Date: 
Nov 17, 2021
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Revolution Hall

3 Maguire Rd
Lexington , MA
Directions: 

From I95 take RT 4 (Bedford St) west into Bedford. Turn left on Hartwell Ave. In 0.5 miles turn right onto Maquire Rd. Revolution Hall is 0.2 miles west on Maquire Rd.

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Updated start location! Updated route! CRW WATER BOTTLE RAFFLE! 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 60% unpaved. 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 Revolution Hall and ride via Meagherville trail and residential streets 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. Finish at Revolution Hall, probably in the dark, and treat yourself to a beer!

*** Bring LIGHTS and 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 noon on the day of the ride.

Notes: 

NOTE: UPDATED ROUTE and UPDATED START LOCATION and START TIME (11/7/21)

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
10
Ride Closed: 
2021-11-17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Zwift - Sprint Night

Date: 
Nov 17, 2021
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Sprint Night. It's laps of a short route for an hour. That will give us a half dozen passes through the sprint zone. Beat your sprint PR. Beat your friend's sprint PR. Earn the green jersey. Slow laps to recover, then a slamming of pedals at the green line. Repeat. Follow Doug Cornelius on Zwift. Email or slack for an invite with your Zwift profile name.

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
60
Ride Closed: 
2021-11-17