By Peter Crowley
Published 01/01/2012; Updated 09/15/2021

by Peter Crowley » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:20 pm

Wow!! Both the largest and fastest ride of the year! And definitely the most fun.
OK -it is the only ride of the year. …so far. but what a way to start 2012.

There were like ..bizilions of riders (i quit counting at 30) of all abilities. A few heading to Nationals and Worlds next week and some on their first group ride. OK, we did not stay in a tight group, but we did not lose anybody ( …I hope)

We rode the old Wednesday route through Westhampton, Haydenville, Whately, S. Deerfield, and came back to Northampton on the Hadley side of the river.

It was good to see everyone. Happy new year!!!

by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:01 pm

Jonathan Brody counted 32 at one point – lots of fun riding with such a big group. The Silverscape clock said 45°, and I ended up with around 62 miles. Thanks to David for organizing this event, and good luck to him, Peter, Philip, and everyone else heading to Nationals and Worlds next week.