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27 mile loop: Waltham-Lincoln-West­on-Lexington-Belmont­

Temps in the 40's and sunny, sounds like fine ridin' weather for November!

The Route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5739873
This is a 27 mile loop with a little bit of everything thrown in. Starting in Waverley Sq, Belmont (in front of Dunkin Donuts, around the corner from Wheelworks), we head into Waltham for a couple of short but steep uphills. We cross over I95 and do a scenic section along the Cambridge Reservoir. Then we turn way off the beaten path in Lincoln, using a short off-road section to connect two lovely dead-ends. The next 7 miles through Lincoln and Weston are leafy and very low on traffic. Our tallest hill comes just after Lincoln Center, then it's all downhill until our rest-stop at mile 18 in the Minuteman National Park. Mill St is another of my favorite roads, all leafy and quiet. The last 6 miles have a couple of significant climbs, and one looong downhill at the end!

When:
Let's meet up at 9:45am and be ready to start at 10am. Aiming to be back 1 to 1:30pm.

Where:
Waverley Sq, Belmont. Let's meet right in front of Dunkin Donuts, across from the commuter-rail stop (Wheelworks is around the corner, but they won't be open until we get back). Parking is free on Sundays in the commuter-rail lot.

Who:
You need to be okay with a 12-14 mph pace, and some significant hills. We will wait for everyone.

What's required:
* Road bike (or equivalent) in good repair
* Bike helmet
* At least one full large water bottle
* Warm gloves and socks!
* Layers appropriate for riding in 40 degree weather

What's recommended:
* Energy bar or some other snack
* Spare tube, air, and basic repair tools
* Cell phone

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Magnus, thank you very much! Thank you for waiting for me! I had a good exercise. Hope you do more during the winter - the weather is mild!

    November 19, 2012

  • Norm

    Nice ride mix ! I still hate hills!

    November 19, 2012

  • Patty L.

    Great route in nice areas....

    November 18, 2012

  • Magnus

    Thanks everyone for coming, that was a fine ride!

    November 18, 2012

  • Mr T e.

    Sounds like fun, wish i could join you.

    November 17, 2012

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