When I do a club ride it is with either the Northshore Cyclists
, the Charles River Wheelman
or the Nashoba Valley Pedalers
. I do the
Thursday night fitness ride with the Northshore Cyclists. On Sundays I
ride with either the Northshore Cyclists or the Charles River
Wheelman. In September I like to do the century with the Nashoba
- Only do rides where the distance is greater than 25 miles.
- Do not do rides where the ratio of drive time to
ride time exceeds 0.2
- Real bikers ride to the ride.
NSC Thursday Night Fitness Ride
- 6:30 PM through August 31
- 6:00 PM September
Directions to the Ride
Rte 128 to Exit 40. Follow Rte 129 south (Wakefield) to the south end
of the lake. Meet at or near the gazebo.
CRW Wakefield Century
This ride consists of four loops --- 25, 50, 62, 100. The basic route
has been the same for the past 20 years. The map and cuesheet from
Fall 1992 is located here (2.2MB)
During the week I will do the 25 mile loop. I try to get in two long
loops each weekend during the summer and fall.
This year the CRW Wakefield Century is on 17 May 2009. Details
CRW Wakefield Century --- My 38 Mile Option
Sometimes I do a 38 mile option to the Wakefield Century. The google
map for my 38 mile loop is here
Climb to the Clouds
This year Climb to the Clouds
is on 19 July 2009. Details are
This year the Blazzing Saddles Century
is on 22 August 2009. Details
NVP Fall Century
This year the NVP Fall Century
is on ?? September 2009.
Since the majority of bicycles use Shimano commponents the only
difference between the brands is the frame and the service.
The Cannondale bicycles with aluminum frames are a very good value.
The frame has a lifetime warranty and makes for a bicycle that costs
much less than a carbon fiber frame. The aluminum frame is a stiffer
ride (which I prefer).
Unfortunately a number of local bike shops (on the Northshore) have
closed. REI (Reading) has good mechanics. Cycle Loft (Burlington) has
good mechanics. I have not had a bicycle serviced at Harris Cyclery
(Newton) but the people there seem quite knowledgable.
Sheldon Brown is Captain Bike. Detailed answers to ALL of
your bicycle questions are here.