Fast Paced 40-50 miler Wompatuck State Park Hingham, MA

Meets in Wompatuck State Park 10:00am 1st parking lot on right at the Main welcoming building. This ride will go along the coast of Cohasset, Scituate and Marshfield. we'll stop at one of the many resturants for lunch. If your using a GPS come in the Union St/Free St SIDE otherwise the gps will take you to the wrong side of the park


The pace for this ride will be 15-22mph


1) Spare tube (and pump)  
2) Sunscreen/sunglasses 
3) Snack Food  
4) 2 Water Bottles  
5) Vest or jacket as it will still be cool/cold and possibly windy 
6) Sense of humor  
7) Helmets Mandatory**

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  • Jeffrey

    Nice ride today for those who showed up. Shireen and Rob you can friend my on map my ride; if you can't view the link below.

    http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/557217331/

    May 3, 2014

    • Shireen

      Thanks Jeff!

      May 4, 2014

    • Jeffrey

      Your welcome. Have a gr8 day....

      May 4, 2014

  • Shireen

    Nice meeting everyone! Great ride!

    May 4, 2014

  • Rob C.

    Beautiful ride--amazing scenery, great workout!

    May 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope you didn't wait around for these no-shows. How rude.

    May 3, 2014

  • eric m.

    Great ride everybody. I hope we can all ride together again. Plenty more roads to explore

    May 3, 2014

  • Barry

    That's what I get for doing this on my phone. Typos I tried to fix and then it just sent. As I recall my typos, I was trying to say is that I was doing about 8 miles per hour on steady inclines. on very steep long inclines I would get down to like 5 miles per hour. No problem flat and of course no problem downhill. I did a 20 mile ride with about 20 hills of varying difficulty. Would I have kept up with the group like this?

    May 3, 2014

  • Barry

    After getting my bike fixed today I did my first bike ride since sometime last year. I don't know that I would have kept up with all of you anyway. I get 20 miles. I can go well more than 20 miles per hour on flat areas, about 15 miles per hour on moderate inclines, 8 miles per hour on long fairly steep inclines & M 26 miles an hour on very steep very long and coins. I'm interested in liking this area in the future. Is it flat, really? Would I have kept up?

    May 3, 2014

  • Barry

    It was a problem with the valve to my tire. Just saw your comment. Took to Landrys. Love these rides, have been looking forward to it all winter. Finally good weather. Next time.

    May 3, 2014

  • eric m.

    I'll be the nut in the old tan jeep. See everybody soon.

    May 3, 2014

    • Shireen

      Hi Eric- I'm at the visitors center parking lot. Not sure if I'm at the right place.

      May 3, 2014

  • Barry

    All dressed to go and I have a problem with my bike! Damn

    May 3, 2014

    • eric m.

      What kind of problem? We are all pretty good at solving problems.

      May 3, 2014

  • Jeffrey

    Weather looks to be good for tomorroew; 63 and sunny :)

    May 2, 2014

  • John D

    I just road thru Wompatuck this morning on the way to Greenbush and a belligent cadre of bikers yells, out loud on the downhill when they see you ascending "biker!", as if it's the most freakish thing they've ever seen. And if you are walking on the main road in Wompatuck they will yell "walker"! What's that about?

    May 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Have you ever mountain biked? Groups do this on the trail to warn people behind them of "obstructions"­ in front like other bikers, walkers, dogs etc. Same thing with belligerent cadres of bikers, they are warning others in the group of road hazards in case they are not paying attention. It's the prairie dog concept. You should watch more PBS. ;)

      1 · May 2, 2014

  • Jeffrey

    Looks like is going to be 60 degree and sunny on Saturday If anyone gets lost getting there my cell is[masked]

    April 29, 2014

  • Jeffrey

    I changed the mileage to 40-50 miles

    April 29, 2014

  • Diane

    Is this a drafting ride? If yes, then I can keep this pace this early in the season. If no, then I hope to join the fast paced rides later in the season once my conditioning returns.

    April 27, 2014

    • Jeffrey

      I'm sure there will be some drafting; plan is we'll wait up at the main intersection or any turns.

      April 29, 2014

    • Jeffrey

      Yes join the ride. The pace usually drops down as the miles add up.

      April 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jeff, I am getting the impression everyone needs to spell out "FAST PACE" in the title for all of these advanced rides. No one is actually reading the descriptions, maybe part of it is they sign up through an app and cannot see the description easily.

    April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tough to predict what people will read with this one... Some folks know WSP has many protected trails, but this ride happens to leave from WSP and is all roads. Some roads have no shoulder with speeding cars. There are no bike paths on this ride. I feel like putting 'expert riders' is overblown because no one is a sponsored professional rider, but then again maybe you have a point Gerry.

      April 27, 2014

    • The Gerry L.

      Or, "ONLY advanced/fast riders capable of sustained 14-20 mph speeds allowed on this ride". Or something to that effect. I personally can only go for a 13-30 second burst at those speeds...can't sustain it (even though I'm an experienced bicyclist).

      April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would be thrilled to do a shorter (8-10 mile) ride here in the future.

    April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You are free to ask Mike to be added as part of the leadership and you can start to lead super beginner rides.

      April 25, 2014

  • Patty

    I would love to do this ride but can't do 50 miles at 15-20 miles per hour. I would like to do 30-40 at 12-15 miles per hour, that is a little more realistic.

    April 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      My suggestion is that if it's for more experienced riders perhaps it should say so in the Event Description (&/or Title).

      April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't understand, it already says "The pace for this ride will be 15-22mph". I guess maybe what you are getting at is people cannot, or do not, read the description so it needs to be spelled out in the title? Maybe this is applicable to the meetup app and many people sign up without reading descriptions? I'm just trying to understand why so many people keep signing up for these types of events without reading the descriptions.

      1 · April 25, 2014

  • John D

    Actually one still could do it if one doesn't mind lagging far behind at, say, a 12-15 mph pace, but then one would be left on ones own to finish in a state of isolation, and to follow the map from ones cache.

    April 24, 2014

  • everett

    Currently cycling in Mallorrca - grand fondo this weekend. On the 3rd, I'll be on my way to NYC for the 5 Borough Ride.

    Hope all are well and have fun on this ride - it is a great area for riding.

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Jeffrey

    There is a 20 rider cap on this ride...

    April 23, 2014

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