Our second Super-SMR of the year kicked off on probably the best day of cycling weather we’ve seen so far this year. There was a bit of a chill in the air when the group of ten or so rolled out at 7:30 AM, but the sun was already starting to brighten the cloudless sky, and it warmed up quickly.
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Great Quabbin ride today, with a group of about 11 riders, split about half-and-half between those starting from Belchertown and those riding from Amherst and meeting in Pelham.
Ended up being a little surprised that we were able to sneak this ride in — the weather cooperated, and delivered a mostly-dry and fairly tolerable morning. The roads were still a bit wet at the start, but dried out fairly quickly.
It kind of seems like this winter might never end, but we got lucky with a pretty decent day today, and took full advantage of it with the first SMR of 2014. Ten hardy souls showed up at the Academy, with temperatures in the low 30s to start, but climbing quickly into the upper 40s by the end of the ride.
by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:00 am With the temperature below 15° this morning, we are calling an audible and relocating the SMR to the other side of the river, where Roberto has graciously offered us a firepit in his backyard in Amherst to warm us up a bit between laps around… Read more »
by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:48 pm We continue to get lucky with the weather for our Saturday rides, with temperatures today in the upper 30s and lower 40s under sunny skies. We set out with a group of 10, again sticking to the flatter (and warmer) roads closer to the river…. Read more »
by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:44 pm We had a glorious November day under sunny skies, with temperatures starting around 45° and rising into the upper 50s. A group of a dozen riders showed up to enjoy the beautiful day. We chose a relatively flat route, to contrast with all the climbing… Read more »
by Jonathan O’Keeffe » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:06 pm Our first real cold-weather ride of the fall, with the temperature sitting at 34° at the start, and staying below that most of the day. Nevertheless, a surprisingly large group of 18 showed up to challenge the weather. Tim laid out another outstanding route for… Read more »