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Looks like the route for the waterbury gravel grinder is up, 4,400 feet of climbing over 40 miles.  Gonna be a rough first major ride of the season for me.
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So far, only one "maybe" response to this post. Given the short notice, and sketchy weather and road conditions, I'm not really too surprised. While I'm a little disappointed, I think it best to cancel this ride. Instead, I'm probably going to volunteer as a ride leader for NH Chapter of the AMC: http://amc-nh.org/calendar/activities.php?type=A&f=a&id=2&category1=Bicycling
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hrough the AMC news letter, we'll be able to reach a larger audience, and while it is a bit of a nuisance, individual ride leaders can be protected from any potential liability in the case of an accident.
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Hi Bob,
Just want others to know the riding out your way is great right now.  Last week rode a route out of New Boston into Francestown on new gravel roads and it was absolutely delightful.  Gravel is hard packed and no bugs...yet!  Not sure if you are familiar but some of the longer, remote roads I went on were Pleasant Pond and County Road which I think intersected with Reservoir Road?  Headed back out there this weekend to investigate further.
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Hi Bob,
Just want others to know the riding out your way is great right now.  Last week rode a route out of New Boston into Francestown on new gravel roads and it was absolutely delightful.  Gravel is hard packed and no bugs...yet!  Not sure if you are familiar but some of the longer, remote roads I went on were Pleasant Pond and County Road which I think intersected with Reservoir Road?  Headed back out there this weekend to investigate further.
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Yup- I've been checking out some of the local dirt roads. Even after 2 days of rain, some of my favorite roads - Slip, Gulf, Cornwell, Swamp, Cavender, Peterborough rail trail are all very rideable. I recently joined the NH-AMC as a volunteer ride leader. I'm thinking of posting a ride on Sat. morning which would meet in Greenfield and do some of the RMR course. Have to check with my AMC cohorts about how to do it. I'll post a link here and on the NH-AMC web site if I follow through. All AMC events are open to both AMC members and non-members alike. Any participant must read and sign a standard liability waiver. Helmets are mandatory. Since my routes will cover lots of gravel, I will suggest at 32 mm gravel tires or wider. Also, there is no support and frequently poor cell phone coverage. I expect participants to bring anything they may need for emergency repairs, and anything they may want to eat or drink during the ride.
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See my posting for AMC gravel ride 4/28.
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Also new to gravel riding this year and loving it (mostly road right now)!  I take off from my house in Dover and head out in all directions, almost always finding some gravel, trails or just dirt roads within 20 miles of home.  Been into mt biking for 20+ years and some minor road riding for 7+ years, but finally picked up a purpose built gravel/cross bike.

Plans for this year are more group rides - on/off road in southern NH, ME and Vermont.  Trips to other parts of the state are also a priority....exploration is what its all about!

Races so far include: Raid Rockingham in a few weeks...can't wait!
70-mile Kearsarge Klassic
VT-50....still can't shake the mtb bug!

Open to other events, but the calendar is filling up with family outings, camping, etc.  Need to work on more group rides/events for sure this year, so look forward to hooking up with some on this thread for opportunities!

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Races so far include: Raid Rockingham in a few weeks...can't wait!
70-mile Kearsarge Klassic

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I'm planning on Raid Rockingham too (but haven't yet signed up). What distance and speed group did you sign up for?

I'm considering riding the Rose Mountain Rumble 40 course this Saturday (weather permitting) to help me make my choices.
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I'm planning on Raid Rockingham too (but haven't yet signed up). What distance and speed group did you sign up for?

I'm considering riding the Rose Mountain Rumble 40 course this Saturday (weather permitting) to help me make my choices.

Hi - K. I'm thinking of posting RMR 40 mile recon for the NH-AMC. I'll check the weather outlook on Wed. If the weather looks OK; I'll post the ride announcement on the NH-AMC activity page; probably with an earlier start time. 
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I’m signed up for both RAIDs and I signed up for the slowest groups on both. But you could start in a different group from my past experience. I’m planning to ride 62 unless I’m not feeling it at the first reat then I’ll take the short course.
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I’m signed up for both RAIDs and I signed up for the slowest groups on both. But you could start in a different group from my past experience. I’m planning to ride 62 unless I’m not feeling it at the first reat then I’ll take the short course.


Pretty much what I'm planning on doing too. I figure if this is too slow, I can latch on to a faster group as it passes by. 

I'll be on my red Seven, which shouldn't be too hard to find.

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Good to see more participants here for the RAID!  Wow KK, that red Seven is loaded to the max....very nice!  I'll be on my unbranded Ti cross bike, so not as obvious in the crowd.  Working up to 60 miles/ride this week and next in preparation for it.  Been riding 20-30 every other day recently, so should be good to go.  Hope this kind of weather is still around in a few weeks for us!  Plan on packing light for the RAID as this is my 1st ride/race on gravel!  2018-05-16 18.41.39.jpg  [biggrin]

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I like the red Seven...I'll be on my Crux with a Revelate Tangle Bag...its black..pictures to follow when I get it out of shop. I'll also be rockin' flats and FiveTens! I'm just hoping to avoid a repeat leg cramp incident (last year).

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Hey bobknh I was looking into this ride this morning and looked up Lyndeborough NH on Trip Advisor. It has no hotels listed. Could you give me some info on some towns within 30 miles that would have lodging.

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Still looking for town lodging choices for the Rose Mt. Rumble. I need to plan things well in advance not only for peace of mind in my head but for vacation scheduling at work.

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Bobknh or anybody else from this area. I pretty much have decided to drive up from Pa. to do the Rose Mt. Rumble. Somebody told me that the closest town for lodging would be Manchester. Is that right?


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Nashua NH is about the same distance from RMR as Manchester, so you could look there too. Google maps is useful for this purpose. A wide range of options in both locations.
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...hoping to ride short RAID Lamoille. Not sure I'll be up to drive same day to/from since I live in Stratham.

Any suggestions up that way for short overnight?  I have not started looking yet


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Nashua NH is about the same distance from RMR as Manchester, so you could look there too. Google maps is useful for this purpose. A wide range of options in both locations.


Thanks for that info kklasman. The search and planning is almost as much fun as the ride itself. 😃

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