Labor Day Weekend in review

We will have to move to fall/winter operating hours, soon.  It has starting to be nippy in the mornings.  The traffic patterns have also been changing. Starting next week the Coastal Loop will have a semi-permanent detour.  The bridge in Cohasset over Atlantic avenue will be closed until June of 2018.

As I write this Coach Tony is in second place on the weekly leaderboard. Can he take the top mileage spot?

Let’s have a celebratory dinner for a great season at Plaza  Aztec in Hingham on September 23.  Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/501042453583222.

We had a good ride on Saturday.  Sunday has been annulled due to the rain.  Ian lead the A group.  Mike lead the Mellow Group.  See you next weekend.

Bill

NHS Ride Saturday, August 26, 2017

We had 3 new riders this morning; Karen, Buzzy and Jack. We had more than a dozen riders with two groups riding. It was a cool at the start of the ride, but warmed up quickly. We had coffee at the Coffee Corner. After the ride we were able to get a couple people up and running on Strava.

I would like to thank the mello riders for waiting patiently as we gave aid to an unaffiliated rider who had taken a fall in the box. As you can see in the pictures, his pedal broke off along with his mirror. He was okay and called for assistance from a friend who was on her way when we left.

Paul, Membership Director

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Halifax 08.23.17
Halifax 08.23.17

The season’s penultimate Halifax ride was last night.  Next week, we will ride for the last time of the season.  Meet at Cape Cod Pizza in Halifax at 7:30 for a post ride dinner!

Bill

Great Weekend. Cory lead the the A group for Sunday ride. Thanks to him for stepping up. Part of making the club your own is giving back.

On Saturday we pacelined the NSC Blazing Saddles Century. This was Mike’s first century. He finished with 105 miles; we did extra to put him over the top. This was Liz’s 4th century of the year. John and Tracy also finished their 4th century for the year.

Next week, Richard will ride the Farm Tour in Maine to mark his first century ride. See http://www.farmforkfondo.com/maine/.

Coach Tony was on the top of the leaderboard, again. John, Liz, and Mike are on top of the leaderboard for ride with the longest distances.08-21-17 leaders

The Time Trial is on Friday.  We start at 6pm.  Meet at the red fire hydrant on Plain Street in Middleboro.

Sundays – Where do we go?

The club offers several streams of different pacings and distances.  This enables people to progress from beginner level to intermediate level rapidly.  We help develop you and progress your fitness.  So, now you can go on a tour!

The other week, Judy and Maria, went on a 400 mile bike tour.  Tracy rode from Montreal to Boston.   Ian is riding to Canada, next week.  We help you develop towards your goals.  Part of it is showing how to form those goals and measure progress.

Every Sunday we do the “flatter” area.  The coastal route on Saturdays has more elevation gain.  It is nice to have a change of pace.

Every Sunday the A group and the B group ride different routes that are created by the ride organizers.  It is nice to do something different.  These also enabsample route 08-13-17le to adjust the intensity of the rides and customize the rides to suit the level of the riders.  It also keeps everything fresh.

I generally try to find flow.  Right turns are always better.  Intersections that take less time.  30 seconds versus a 5 minute wait?  No brainer!  I also seek those low-traffic roads and the butter-smooth pavement.

Usually the A group does at least 50 miles on Sunday.  We often reach pacing of 22mph on large segments of the ride.  We can come back with an average of 19.6 or 20.5.  The B group averages 18-19mph.

Chasing those Strava Segments also helps your training.  Together, it is like we work intervals.

Bill