By David Goodwin
Published 12/20/2021; Updated 01/01/2022

Update (12/31/21): With the rain predicted for New Year’s Day and rising COVID concerns, we are shifting our New Year’s Day Temperature Ride to Zwift. With the noon temperature in Northampton expected to be in the mid-40s, we will ride three laps of the R.G.V route in France.

Here is a link to join the ride.

Be sure to have Discord ready so you can verbally talk to your fellow NCC members. Many of us will be on video as well.

For details on how to use Zwift and Discord for NCC events, please visit our Zwift and Zwift Guide pages.

Let’s keep the tradition alive and start the New Year off right – yes, it’s time for the annual New Year’s Day Temperature Ride!

We’ll meet at the Academy of Music in Northampton at noon and do a moderately paced ride whose length will be determined by the current temperature in Fahrenheit (on the former Silverscape clock if it’s working – if not, I’ll use my best meteorological skills to estimate). If it is 85 degrees, we’ll ride 85 miles, 5 degrees, 5 miles, -10 degrees don’t show up! Fenders are encouraged, as are hot beverages in a thermos.

Also, given the circumstances in the world today, we will require that all participants are fully COVID vaccinated.