It was both an honor and a learning experience to lead a club ride for the first time this evening. Nine riders met at Pulaski Park for the C ride and set off on a version of the “Whately River” route modified to use Riverside Drive north, and avoid the Long TT in Hatflied on the way home.

Posted: August 16, 2022 at 10:19 PM ET

My intent was to take the group on the Rattle Hill – Glendale Ridge route. As we rolled out, I loaded the route on my Garmin. I was not wearing my reading glasses, so I loaded the Hemingway Loop!

Posted: August 9, 2022 at 10:30 PM ET

Tonight’s C ride has been cancelled due to incoming thunderstorms.

Posted: August 2, 2022 at 5:05 PM ET

It was ideal weather this morning for the C ride. The route up to Deerfield was mostly flat with a few hills included just for fun on sunny day in the mid 70s.

Posted: July 30, 2022 at 12:59 PM ET

At the end of River Road, the group paused. Juan and I still were a bit fatigued from the JAM Fundo over the weekend, so to my surprise, he suggested trying a pace line once we got to Route 47. The group was willing to give it a go. So much for my gentle recovery ride!

Posted: July 26, 2022 at 9:07 PM ET

It was a hot and humid ride this evening. The weather at the start of the ride was around 92 degrees, but it felt like 96!

Posted: July 19, 2022 at 10:23 PM ET

The plan for today’s NCC Saturday morning C ride was to head up into Leverett and Shutesbury to cover some familiar ground and introduce areas that this year’s C ride hasn’t traveled yet.

Posted: July 9, 2022 at 6:07 PM ET

Tonight’s C ride is cancelled. With predicted storms starting and intensifying during our ride window, we think it is safer to postpone our Tuesday adventure until next week.

Posted: July 5, 2022 at 3:40 PM ET

As we cruised up Spring Street, we passed the first few arrivals for tonight’s hill climb at the corner of Chesterfield Road. They will never admit it, but I believe they were intimidated by the C ride peloton.

Posted: June 28, 2022 at 9:27 PM ET

With the Northampton Cycling Club hosting the Tour of the Hilltowns on Saturday, our regular Saturday Morning B and C rides will not be held this week. Our normal Saturday group ride schedule will return on July 2nd.

Posted: June 24, 2022 at 3:42 PM ET