It was a nice ride, today. We had a fair bit of wind on every turn. We went for 24 miles on a different combinations of roads. This new alternative route uses Elm Street in Hanson, which passes the ponds of the WMA Burrage.  This avoided the dreaded Oak street in Plympton.  Although the scenic value of Plympton is great.  It is nice to ride something different on occasion.
 
Some of us took the southern approach to the High Street hill and others went the back way to the western approach. Surprisingly, my power readings were not too high. The power reading was 174 on the average. So, speed requires more power than wind. I am sticking to that story for now.
Mike was not feeling, well.  We might have the Wednesday ride this week. Stay tuned.
2-26-17 Leaderboard
The competition for the leader board is fast and furious as ever.  The winter does not seem to slow many of these folks.  Brian took the lead on the board, this week.  There was a good ride on Thursday with a peak reaching the 70F mark.  You can find the leaderboard on our Strava page.  Look to the right on this page to see recent rides that have been uploaded to Strava.
The 70 Degree day
Brian, Mike, & John in Scituate on Thursday

Sunday recap

We had a great ride on last Sunday! There were more snowpile photos to be had. Be sure to spread the word around to your friends. We can ride in the winter!  Lots of women rode including VP Allison & Tracy.  Travis and Mohamed led the front group.  It was  a great ride even in the snow.  The temperature peaked at 60F.
We ride on next Sunday 02-26-16 at 9AM, sharp! Meet us in the Shaw’s Supermarket Plaza in Hanson[470 Liberty Street Hanson].

 

Sunday 2-19-17

We had only 9 riders two weeks, ago. It was a cold one! Well, this Sunday should have a high of 50F.

Plus, we might have a snow pile to use for another photograph. Let’s see how the snow accumulates earlier during the week.

Plan on 30 miles. We will also have a 25mi route(fully arrowed).

Be ready to roll at 9AM sharp. We meet at the Shaw’s Supermarket Plaza, Hanson, MA Use 470 Liberty St Hanson Ma in your GPS.

Coffee will be around 10:50 to 11:15AM.

Thanks,
Bill

Indoor training videos

Here is a list of videos on YouTube. You can watch this videos in HD on the bigscreen while spinning! CXTC and GCN made some spinning videos. These are useful.  The links are organized by time!  If you only have 25 minutes, then try the 25 minute video or the 20 minute video from GCN.

25 minute version: https://youtu.be/_er6gGyYgpE
30 minute version: https://youtu.be/VzRs6IWzRso
35 minute version: https://youtu.be/69iVX_tOF8w
40 minute version: https://youtu.be/euieme3voKg
45 minute version: http://youtu.be/zSFYRiqodvU
50 minute version: https://youtu.be/S3MYSFP5zmc
60 minute version: https://youtu.be/eUKL8NMwA9Y

Global Cycling Network is also making videos
20 minute version: https://youtu.be/08f0qFwtuf0
30 minute version: https://youtu.be/WRylMkvahjM
40 minute version: https://youtu.be/FtkPs2tFx9I
40 minute version: https://youtu.be/K2ZswwG30jg

At the O’Hara spin Studios on Saturday we combined several videos to make a long routine. Check them out. Global cycling news is making new videos and is full of enthusiasm. They are also the ones that make news reports. HIIT intervals as GCN completes them is one of preferred methods of interval training. There has been recent science to show that it can be more effective.

Bill

02-05-17 Hanson

We had 15 riders last week. We won’t have a worry about snow. Expect a high of 40F on Sunday with clear skies. It is looking good for us!

Plus, we might have a snow pile to use for another photograph. Let’s see how the snow accumulates earlier during the week.

Plan on 30 miles. We will also have a 25mi route(fully arrowed).

Be ready to roll at 9AM sharp. We meet at the Shaw’s Supermarket Plaza, Hanson, MA Use 470 Liberty St Hanson Ma in your GPS.

Go to southshorebikers.com for more information. Coffee will be around 10:50 to 11:15AM.

Thanks,
Bill

Highlights for the upcoming season

The next ride is on Wednesday at 10AM.  Mike will lead a 20 mile ride from Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield.  The Hanson ride is on Sunday at 9AM.

Apr 30 – Crank the Kank; 1 day ride across much of the Kancamangus Highway

May 20 – Club Flat Century

June 3-4 – Berkshires Weekend

July 1 – Club 127 Mile Irish century

Please pay your dues by paypal.  Click on the link for Membership Information.  Membership allows you to attend all functions and rides. Access to our Facebook and Strava pages are restricted to members only.

Thanks,

Bill

The tradition continues

2017 snow pictureWe took our annual snow photograph, today.  Every year we take a picture to show the snow!  The snow was really high this year.  The roads were clear.  We had a temperature of approximately 35F.  So, sadly, the snow is melting.  Make sure you join our Strava group!  The link to the club page is off to the right.

Most did the 25 mile route from Hanson, today.  At Hanson we have a relatively flat route.  It takes approximately 1:30 to finish the route.  We went for coffee after the ride at the Dunkin’ Donuts.

We will ride next week on January 22.  We roll at 9AM, sharp.  We meet at the Shaw’s Supermarket plaza in Hanson (470 Liberty Street Hanson).

Bill

 

Hanson ride on Sunday !

We won’t have a worry about snow. Expect a high of 40F on Sunday with clear skies.
 
Plus, we might have a snow pile to use for another photograph.
 
Plan on 30 miles. We will also have a 25mi route(fully arrowed).
 
Be ready to roll at 9AM sharp. We meet at the Shaw’s Supermarket Plaza, Hanson, MA Use 470 Liberty St Hanson Ma in your GPS.
Click on the membership page to pay your dues by PayPal.  This method works best for the club.
 
Thanks,
Bill